Brian Clegg
Science Writer

Brian Clegg is a science writer whose work has appeared in Nature, Playboy, BBC History, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. His most recent book is Ten Billion Tomorrows (2015). He lives in Wiltshire.

Written by Brian Clegg

Animal locomotion: racehorse ‘Annie G’ galloping by Eadweard Muybridge, 1887. Photo courtesy Library of Congress

History of technology
Getting things moving

The most important moments in invention are sometimes the imaginative leaps – even when they turn out to be dead-ends

Brian Clegg

From Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, published in 1865. (De la Terre a la Lune). Photo by Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis

How we lost the Moon

The Moon has always enchanted dreamers, but Apollo is a fading memory and routine lunar travel seems as remote as ever

Brian Clegg

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