Caroline Herschel Claims Her Comet
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.
How 19th Century Scientists Predicted Global Warming
Today’s headlines make climate change seem like a recent discovery. But Eunice Newton Foote and others have been piecing it together for centuries.
Turtle Shells: More Than Meets the Eye
Turtle shells evolved over time from earlier precursor structures.
Warty Pigeons, Dodos, Giant Tortoises, and More: The Extinct Wildlife of Mauritius
Newly discovered Dutch manuscripts describe the extinct wildlife of Mauritius Island.