Babbage cabbage

On the occasion of the impending closure of our iSpace exhibition, here’s a picture of the left hemisphere of the brain of Charles Babbage: How is this relevant? Well, Charles Babbage is credited with designing the first computer – a mechanical contraption that he never quite finished himself, but which eventually led to the development of…

Convoluted insights

400 million years ago the Himalayas were at the bottom of an ocean. How do I know? Well, that ocean was home to tiny marine creatures. When those died, they became part of the sediment. Then, as the Indian and Asian tectonic plates collided, the sea floor was thrust up, forming what we today know…