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Tilly Edinger was the first person to apply a deep-time perspective into different species’ brain evolution. She did this by focusing on the hollow space within a dead animal’s skull.
In Altered Carbon, bodies just become ‘sleeves’ for downloaded human brains to occupy.
Leaving our earthly bodies and living forever as a machine isn’t just a thing of modern science fiction. These transhumanist ideas date back to the 18th century.
A wall relief from the British Museum shows three scribes amid a military campaign of the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III, in Babylonia (Iraq).
All cultures have communicated their knowledge in diverse and marvellous ways throughout time. Failing to see the significance of this is racist and lazy.
Examination by ophthalmoscope in JF Phillips’ Ophthalmic Surgery and Treatment, 1869.
Screen time wasn’t a issue in the 19th century but that didn’t stop concerns over how new developments might damage eyesight
The spectacular Wellington Caves are a tourist attraction - and a fossil site.
The 19th-century British anatomist Richard Owen downplayed the role of colonial contributors and largely ignored the importance of Aboriginal testimony and knowledge in describing the marsupial lion.
Evidence isn’t always as straightforward as it might first seem.
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Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence.
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You've had an x-ray before but have you had an n-ray? Of course not, because they're not real. But people used to think they were. Today, on Trust Me, I'm an Expert, we're bringing you stories on the theme of evidence.