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Piece of Isaac Newton’s apple tree to be carried into space

A piece of Isaac Newton's infamous apple tree is set to visit space as part of the Royal Society's 350th anniversary celebrations. The section of wood, from the original tree from which the apple fell that inspired Newton's theory of gravity, is normally held in the Royal Society's archives. It

Original source of Isaac Newton’s apple tale is now online

The original source of famous story regarding how Isaac Newton discovered gravity, a manuscript by physician William Stukeley, has been put online by the Royal Society. "After dinner, the weather being warm, we went into the garden and drank tea, under the shade of some apple trees," wrote Stukeley, in the

Isaac Newton voted greatest Cambridge University student

Sir Isaac Newton has been voted the greatest Cambridge University student of all time by the current students at the school. The physicist and mathematician, who went to Trinity College, won 23.6 per cent of the vote in the poll by student newspaper Varsity. Charles Darwin, who attended Christ's College, came a