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    In 2014, at the Royal College of Music, an orchestra recorded on to wax discs using a horn and mechanical technology from the acoustic era of sound recording. This article examines the processes, practices and outcomes of the sessions and reflects on the musicians’ experiences.

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    Glass display cases in museums get a bad rap. For anyone wanting to evoke museums as old fashioned, expert-led broadcasters or as creating ‘mausoleums’ for objects by taking them out of the ‘immediacy of life’ the glass case is the perfect scapegoat. Glass display cases are the enforcers of the injunction ‘do not touch’.

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    An innovative storage building made from low-carbon, natural hygroscopic materials requiring minimal energy to achieve control of relative humidity to museum standards was built to house collections for the Science Museum Group.

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    The relationship between science and the public has come a long way since the 1950s and the launch of Sputnik 1. But have we achieved the deep-seated changes in economic and social attitudes that must underpin any real ‘scientific revolution’?

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    As the first paying customer to fly to the ISS, Dennis Tito’s journey can be seen as a historic turning point within the history of space travel following the end of the Space Race and inaugurating the space programme as a new marketplace.

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    This essay analyses representations of the ammoniaphone across nineteenth century advertising and the medical and musical press, and situates these representations within the broader Victorian fascination with the supremacy of Italian opera singers and the emergent corporeal anxieties of late nineteenth century consumer culture.

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    A review of Seven Ages of Science, aired on BBC Radio 4 between 6th August and 17th September 2013

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    In this article, Luisa Massarani presents a brief panorama of science communication in Latin America and discusses some of the challenges for the field in the region.

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    What do we want the content of a review section to be when the horizons and sources of historical content are broadening, and the constraints of the format are open?

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