10 Urban Legends about Famous Scientists

We've all heard stories about killers in the back seat and puppies that turn out to be rats, but hapless heroines aren't the only ones who spawn urban legends. There are a number of urban legends about famous scientists. Some are funny, some are mere inaccuracies, and some are about committing murder by accident. » 7/19/13 10:00am 7/19/13 10:00am

"Heroes of Science" action figures are light on "action," heavy on the…

Yesterday we told you about the world's greatest Agent Coulson action figure. At the time, we called it the world's greatest action figure. But AF-Coulson would do well to watch his back; over on deviantART, graphic artist datazoid has put together a series of digitally painted "Heroes of Science" action figures… » 11/20/12 7:00am 11/20/12 7:00am

Twenty-nine of history’s most influential scientists in one photograph…

I can't get over how fantastic this image is. It was originally captured in 1927 at the fifth Solvay Conference, one of the most star-studded meetings of scientific minds in history. Notable attendees included Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Marie Curie, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Paul Dirac… » 9/04/12 5:00pm 9/04/12 5:00pm

Einstein's brain is now on display at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia

When Albert Einstein died in 1955, Princeton pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey performed the autopsy. Against Einstein's wishes, and without seeking permission from his family, Harvey preserved the brilliant physicist's brain and sectioned it into hundreds of thin slices...for science. » 11/21/11 6:55am 11/21/11 6:55am