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His enemies are purveyors of grand theories based on thin evidence, writes Philip Delves Broughton
Complex governance model gives investors little room to protest
Two exhibitions in London mark the 200th anniversary of the photographer’s birth
An impressive biography of Alexander von Humboldt, the Prussian polymath who anticipated Gaia theory
Pikaia Lodge, which is located on the summit of an extinct volcano, offers a new way of seeing the islands’ natural wonders
The future of treatment lies in using a range of drugs targeted at the individual patient
An eclectic collection of objects that all breathe the spirit of inquiry
Eco-friendly projects can also prove smart marketing move
The match between capabilities and environment is the key to success
An authoritative yet accessible ‘prequel and sequel’ of evolution
A study unravels the genetics of the bird species
Most fiction is a kind of idealised autobiography. So what would an alienated loner, drifting from place to place, wear?
Organisers of an Anglo-Chilean project aim to inspire a generation of children and conduct scientific research as a recreation of his ship retraces the naturalist’s voyage, writes Jude Webber
Primo Levi’s radical chemistry-inspired memoir ‘The Periodic Table’ paved the way for popular science writing
Technology that can map a patient’s tumour mutations is enabling cancer to be tackled more like a virus, with tailored treatments
From Mr Lester May, London, UK
The specimens, in beautiful glass slides, were assembled by the greatest biologists of the early 19th century
Robert Frank’s ‘The Darwin Economy’ argues that there are markets in which we would be better off if we agree to throttle back
Paleontologist Richard Fortey’s fascinating stories of enduring species
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