Patricia Fara

Patricia Fara’s Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton’s London Career came out in February.

It leads to everything: Heat and Force

Patricia Fara, 23 September 2021

Thethreat of catastrophe is alluring. In 1990, when the existence of global warming was routinely contested, a Nasa scientist spoke frankly on television: ‘It’s easier to get funding if you can show evidence of impending human disasters … Science benefits from scary scenarios.’ Last year, the Doomsday Clock was set to a hundred seconds before midnight, indicating...

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