Despite royal prohibition, transmutation efforts continued underground long after the widely accepted dates for their demise.
Dragons began life as snakes, but natural historians gradually began describing them in more fantastical ways.
Couching her petition in a mix of modesty and expertise, Herschel became the first woman to have a scientific paper read to the Royal Society of London.
The catastrophic eruption of Japan’s Ontake-san allowed residents to reconsider and reinvent their relationships to the mountainous landscape.
The days of celebrity oceanographers romancing the deep are gone, and maybe that’s a good thing.
Immigrant artist Étienne Léopold Trouvelot used his skills to accurately represent the details—and the sublimity—of our solar system.
The universe is full of black holes. Even the Milky Way has one, and we now have a picture of it. Don't panic, but it looks like a blurry glazed donut.
Explaining some of the mind-bending science behind the popular science fiction trope.
A guided tour of selected luminaries of astronomy, from Ancient Greece to today.
The aquatic monitoring tool has powerful potential.