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Book review: ‘The Invention of Nature’ by Andrea Wulf

The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science.

13-Jan-1833: The day HMS Beagle nearly sank

Charles Darwin's closest brush with death during the Beagle voyage came on Sunday 13th January 1833, near that most infamous of nautical perils, Cape Horn.

The Chilean Earthquake

As witnessed by Charles Darwin in 1835.

It makes one's blood boil

Slavery still occurring in Brazil 173 years after Darwin left.

Postcard from the ends of the Earth

From Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, in fact.