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.
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
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