Philip Ball's story is of Ibn al-Haytham, the first scientist, and how we see.
Naomi Alderman on how Lady Mary Montagu used her own child to prove smallpox inoculation.
Philip Ball's tale is of Kepler's Snowflakes, a New Year's gift and of crystallography.
Naomi Alderman's story is of Lucretius, sheep and atoms
Philip Ball tells the story of Arthur Eddington's confirmation of general relativity.
Naomi Alderman tells the story of Mary Anning, who discovered many important fossils.
Naomi Alderman's story is of Hypatia - the mathematician murdered by a mob in Alexandria.
Philip Ball goes back to the 17th century to tell the story of Descartes' 'daughter'.
Philip Ball tells the story of German chemist Friedrich Wöhler's creation of urea.
Philip Ball reveals the real Cyrano de Bergerac and his 17th-century spaceship.