The Panama Canal Free
An engineering wonder of the modern world
From flying taxis to underground highways, the next wave of transport technology will reshape out world.
The first voyage round the world
In 1519 Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on what would be the first ever circumnavigation of the globe.
Walking on the moon
In July 1969 Apollo 11 landed two astronauts on the surface of the Moon.
The process that gives rise to new species is even stranger than we thought – it can create plants with built-in bat-signals and even make extinct birds rise from the dead.
The Nazca Lines
Strange pictures in the deserts of Peru have puzzled people for decades
The largest invasion fleet in history
On 6th June 1944, the Allies launched D-Day – a crucial turning point in the Second World War.
The 5G revolution
A new technology that will transform our lives.
Leanardo da Vinci
A genius who was years ahead of his time.
Ordering the elements
An often forgotten intellectual revolution: the periodic table, devised by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869.
Albert Einstein: facts about his life, death, education and work
A century ago, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein published his pioneering theory of general relativity. His work established new ideas about the formation of the universe and black holes, revolutionising our knowledge of gravity, time and space. But how much do you know about his life? Here, we bring you the facts
The self-taught genius who electrified the modern world.
Alan Turing: The man, the enigma
The founding father of computing played a vital role in breaking German codes during the Second World War. Joel Greenberg deciphers the brilliant but troubled life of Alan Turing...
Meet the scientist who changed the way we see the world.
The birth of the NHS
Over seventy years ago, in 1948, the National Health Service treated its first patient. How and why was it founded?
The mystery of the Mary Celeste
In 1872 the ship Mary Celeste was found adrift in the Atlantic, inexplicably deserted.
Explore the big issue of why creatures come in all sorts of sizes
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan dictator who died aged 69, liked to promote himself as an instigator of global revolution; for the four decades of his rule, however, this was carried out through the subjugation of his people at home, and the sponsorship of terrorism abroad.
The Battle of Britain
In 1940 the RAF saved Britain from the Nazis, creating a legend in a few short weeks. What are the facts behind the legend?
How Darwin changed the world
Over two hundred years after Darwin’s birth on 12 February 1809, the world-transforming impact of his theory is still being felt.
Scott of the Antarctic
The story of the heroic but doomed race to the South Pole.
Does life on Mars exist?
Find out how the European Space Agency hopes to find evidence of living organisms on Mars.