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Read more at: Susanne J. Levinson Prize

Susanne J. Levinson Prize

The History of Science Society awards the Susanne J. Levinson Prize biennially for the best book in the history of the life sciences and natural history published in the previous four years.

The 2016 prize was presented to Nick...

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Read more at: Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud by Nick Hopwood highly commended for the 2016 DeLong Book History Prize

Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud by Nick Hopwood highly commended for the 2016 DeLong Book History Prize

The book, Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud, tells the extraordinary story of an alleged forgery that became a textbook classic. Along the way, it explores how scientific images succeed and fail, become taken for granted...

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Read more at: Written in the stars

Written in the stars

1 February 2013

A major digitisation project is under way in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science to develop a detailed online record of the thousands of casebooks of Simon Forman. A doctor and self-proclaimed master of the ‘hidden’ arts of the occult,...

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Read more at: So much stuff, so little space

So much stuff, so little space

1 February 2013

Old champagne bottles and beer cans sound like the contents of a Cambridge college rubbish bin, but they could be part of our scientific heritage.

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