The Aberration of Starlight Explains Why the Stars "Jump"

In the 1600s, astronomers noticed that the stars seemed to jump in a way that made no sense. During certain months, stars seemed to leap out of place through no phenomenon that they could understand. Then along came James Bradley, who used wind and rain to explain what he called the aberration of starlight. » 8/07/14 8:00am 8/07/14 8:00am

Strange 19th Century Drawings of Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Animals

Two centuries ago, naturalists began to realize that the enormous, fossilized bones they'd been finding all over the world belonged to extinct animals. A lot of extinct animals, who had once ruled the planet and were now mysteriously gone. Speculation about these creatures reached a fever pitch, resulting in drawings… » 6/20/14 4:09pm 6/20/14 4:09pm