The Bizarre Case of the Stratospheric Skyfish

Skyfish, also known as solar entities or rods, are well-known cryptids. If you point your camera in just the right direction at sunset, you just might catch one on film. Where do these mysterious creatures come from? » 3/29/13 12:00pm 3/29/13 12:00pm

How the father of electromagnetism took the first color photograph 150…

This image of a tartan ribbon is the first-ever permanent color photograph, and it was taken 150 years ago yesterday by the legendary scientist James Clerk Maxwell. So just how did he create colors that would last for over a century and a half? » 5/18/11 9:00am 5/18/11 9:00am