Albert Einstein develops a theory of relativity with some help from his shaving mirror.
Scientist and broadcaster Kathy Sykes chooses the iconic physicist, Albert Einstein.
Professor Kathy Sykes nominates Albert Einstein.
Vice-President Al Gore's oversees the Boeing 777 jetliners deal with China.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
The row that exploded between Eddington and Chandrasekhar over the death of stars.
Does Barack Obama have what it takes to get to the White House?
Barbara McClintock's research into genes, and her acknowledgement as a great scientist.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan.
A cast of musicians, writers and poets reflect as Bob Dylan turns 70.
Memories of the night when Bob Dylan dropped into a pub in London to sing his songs.
Carter first sitting president to attend Met opera.
Carter Playboy interview. Public reaction to Carter's 'adultery in my heart' admission.
Carter reshuffles his team of advisers.
American discoveries about cholesterol could lead to new drug treatments.
Acclaimed critic Sir Christopher Ricks discusses his passion for T. S. Eliot.
Literary critic Christopher Ricks on the annotated poems of T. S. Eliot.
Tim Harford reflects on the impact of mankind on the world around us.
Fiona Sampson considers the work of the Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz.
Lenny Henry stars in a musical fantasy about TS Eliot's 1964 dinner with Groucho Marx.
President Theodore Roosevelt's attempt to unite America under the English language.
Should we remember Henry Kissinger as America's wise strategist or its ruthless operator?
Philip Ball tells the story of Arthur Eddington's confirmation of general relativity.
Einstein said the most joy in his life came from his violin. Brian Foster investigates.
As Obama's campaign to win a 2nd term ramps up Gary Younge assesses his performance so far
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.
Michael Palin nominates Ernest Hemingway as his Great Life.
On Regent Street, Tim Harford looks at heated pants and the business of innovation.