Ancient fish reveal the origins of sexual intercourse

Sexual intercourse among vertebrates – that’s animals with backbones, such as humans – is a lot older than first thought. 35 million years older, to be exact. It was previously thought intercourse and internal fertilisation began in primitive fish known as placoderms that lived around … Continued


©Brian Regal - Reconstruction of Sthenurus stirlingi, a giant kangaroo from the Sthenurinae family

Giant kangaroos were too heavy to hop

A new study, published in the journal Plos One, has revealed that extinct kangaroos were up to three times larger than the size they are today and walked on two feet instead of hopping around. The Sthenurine family of kangaroos, which existed … Continued

Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace Day, 14 October, Analytical Engine

Ada Lovelace Day

How it Works celebrates Ada Lovelace Day by profiling the mathematical heroine.


Roman Roads

The genius of the first true road network (or was it?)


Roman architecture

Roman expert Carey Fleiner talks us through the Roman advancements in architecture and building construction

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