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August 27, 2015

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Find out more about Water, Social Psychology, and Criminal Justice ...

August 3, 2015

Pluto and Charon at last

David Rothery, author of Planets: A Very Short Introduction, reflects on NASA's New Horizons probe, which captured images of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon ...

July 27, 2015

A royal foxhunt: The abdication of Mary Queen of Scots

Rab Houston, author of Scotland: A Very Short Introduction, explores the life of Mary Stewart ...