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    1. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      Why the golden goose market may be decaying

      That Isaac Newton, one of the greatest minds that ever lived, was both mathematician and physicist and alchemist and gold...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2014

      JPMorgan EM equity funds expand despite market turmoil

      Sir Isaac Newton once famously cautioned against investing in the South Sea Company, but then bankrupted himself by piling...

    1. FT Photo Diary

      December 4, 2013

      Collect.ed

      Russell Sneddon / StockPix.eu Cabinets full of curiosities, including Sir Isaac Newton’s death mask and shells collected by...

    2. October 18, 2013

      Helen Arney: You’ve got to laugh

      Last month Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, hosted its first ever comedy night. OMG! (or Oxygen Magnesium for the...

    3. May 7, 2013

      Karine Polwart, Winchester Discovery Centre, UK – review

      Despite being robbed at this year’s BBC Folk Awards – her three nominations should by rights have won three prizes, not none...

    4. March 20, 2013

      West should send scientists to China

      Sixty years ago, Francis Crick and James Watson announced their discovery of the structure of DNA. The academics themselves...

    5. February 12, 2013

      FT at 125: The world in focus

      Towards the end of the 19th century, the City of London was close to the pinnacle of its power. It was, as one commentator...

    6. FT Alphaville

      December 6, 2012

      Paging Isaac Newton

      He might also be able to explain why Apple shares continued to struggle at the US open on Thursday. (Market cap below...

    7. December 3, 2012

      Industry raises alarm on Earls Court plan

      Plans to demolish the Earls Court exhibition centre in west London will leave the city short of large-scale exhibition space...

    8. August 29, 2012

      Paralympians reign in their parade

      Athletes from 164 nations paraded at the three and a half-hour opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games, ahead of the start...

    9. June 10, 2012

      The Physicists, Donmar Warehouse, London

      At first glance, the opening three shows under Josie Rourke as new artistic director have little in common: George...

    10. March 1, 2012

      Time to do our duty by Nelson

      From Mr Lester May. Sir, The Bank of England has issued 14 different banknotes since 1980 and one of each of the four...

    11. FT Alphaville

      February 7, 2012

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and more from Tuesday’s FT, Jagdish Bhagwati: Shame on you, Mr Obama, for pandering on trade President...

    12. February 6, 2012

      Zero-based money risks trapping recovery

      Isaac Newton may have conceptualised the effects of gravity when that mythical apple fell on his head, but could he have...

    13. September 5, 2011

      Keep plugging away at the research

      From Mr Geoffrey Randall. Sir, As someone who taught marketing, ran a business school and dealt with hundreds of managers, I...

    14. Material World

      August 2, 2011

      The anti-sale sites: is online exclusivity an oxymoron?

      Sir Isaac Newton said it first (actually, he said it third, if we are being specific): for every action there is an equal...

    15. July 27, 2011

      Gold has always had its moments

      From Mr Timothy Green. Sir, Since gold’s discovery 6,000 years ago there have been periods of transition, sometimes every...

    16. FT Tech Hub

      May 27, 2011

      How Google is changing the game on mobile payments

      It’s easy to see why Google and its rivals would have their eyes set on mobile payments, but less easy to see how they can...

    17. April 1, 2011

      Piccard in Space, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

      If opera is defined as a story rendered larger than life through singers, orchestra and staging, anybody with the means can...

    18. April 1, 2011

      Piccard in Space, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

      If opera is defined as a story rendered larger than life through singers, orchestra and staging, anybody with the means can...

    19. February 25, 2011

      Touch of the past

      “Lips! why should a poor prisoner as I am talk about such things?” The “poor prisoner” was John Keats, the most romantic of...

    20. Westminster Blog

      February 6, 2011

      Ed Balls and Vince Cable should leave JM Keynes out of it

      In case you missed Friday’s FT it’s worth reading this classic column by our economics guru Samuel Brittan, questioning the...

    21. February 3, 2011

      Still they are fighting for dead men’s shoes

      “One of the great growth industries of the English-speaking world is the exegesis of the writings of John Maynard Keynes....

    22. December 27, 2010

      Everyone should launch prizes

      Public institutions for research and development are proud of their track record. They are right to be: not only have...

    23. March 13, 2010

      Trends from Paris fashion week

      Looks from Lanvin, Ann Demeulemeester, Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann and Hermès Mel Gibson as Mad Max in the post-nuclear...

    24. November 13, 2009

      Everything You Can Do in the Garden Without Actually Gardening

      Everything You Can Do in the Garden Without Actually Gardening By Philippa Lewis Frances Lincoln, £16.99 FT Bookshop price:...

    25. October 29, 2009

      Pipped to the post

      FT-Dot-Comment (Ian Holdsworth): At 48 I've probably left it too late to win Wimbledon or join Fabio Capello in South...

    26. March 28, 2009

      Five famous cat-loving men

      The Cat Lady is a recurring figure in modern folklore, with her hair-flecked sweaters, compromised hygiene and a coterie of...

    27. November 7, 2008

      Playwright brings 17th century into focus

      Adriano Shaplin’s plays tend to be, as he puts it, “ripped from the headlines”. Works such as the award-winning Pugilist...

    28. May 31, 2008

      Five tips for doing a beautiful experiment

      In an age of big science, it is inspiring to remember that some of the deepest insights into the workings of nature were...

    29. February 19, 2008

      The X Factor

      Sir Isaac Newton supposedly went mad trying to find the philosopher's stone - the legendary substance capable of...

    30. February 18, 2008

      Xstrata’s gift

      Isaac Newton supposedly went mad trying to find the philosopher’s stone – the legendary substance capable of transforming...

    31. October 18, 2007

      Islamic innovation is finally on a rising crescent

      The names of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and Ibn al-Nafis may be less familiar to many people than those of Isaac Newton or Albert...

    32. October 15, 2007

      Church believed individuals should not fear the free exercise of reason

      From Mr Ben Andradi. Sir, John Kay's sideswipe at the Roman Catholic church ("Science is the pursuit of truth, not...

    33. September 27, 2007

      Art that teaches the eye to hear

      Suddenly, around the dawn of the 20th century, several outstanding artists began to realise music could transform their...

    34. August 25, 2007

      Why Kerala deserves a slice of the pi

      Controversy has long raged in mathematical circles over the inventor of calculus: was it Gottfried Leibniz or Sir Isaac...

    35. August 25, 2007

      Finding Nemo

      Birds and mammals have long been “tagged” as a way of tracing their movements around the world, allowing scientists to...

    36. August 10, 2007

      Science moves to Cha-Cha-Cha beat

      Cha-Cha-Cha theory may sound like a dance teaching method but it is in fact the posthumous legacy of Daniel Koshland Jr,...

    37. FT Alphaville

      June 28, 2007

      Lombard: Buffett for Gryffindor! Can the sage capture Potter's magic?

      Is Warren Buffett the next Harry Potter? The legendary investor-philanthropist’s name was invoked yesterday by Nigel Newton,...

    38. June 5, 2007

      Letters sale sealed by Napoleon's kiss

      He may have been famous for his nocturnal spurning of his lover and future wife Josephine but a letter written by Napoleon...

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