Paul Otlet

The Internet Before the Internet: Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum

Belgian information activist Paul Otlet envisioned some of the possibilities of today’s Web more than a century before its existence.
Photograph of Charles Darwin by Maull and Polyblank for the Literary and Scientific Portrait Club (1855).

Charles Darwin In His Own Words

Some collected letters and observations from the great naturalist, Charles Darwin. 
The Brain That Wouldn't Die - 1962 - Joseph Green

Head Transplants: A History

The first human head transplant is scheduled for 2017. But the possibility of transplants has transfixed scientists for most of the last century.
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Caption: Alfred McEwen

The Canals of Mars

We now know there's liquid water on Mars, according to NASA. But at the turn of the 20th century, we believed something else: that Mars had canals.
The habitat at sunset - photo by Sian Proctor
University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Sealed In A Dome For Science

NASA volunteers are experimenting with long-term isolation in a dome in preparation for long space flights.

Shark Attacks: A History of Hype

A history of shark attacks and public response to them.

L’Anse aux Meadows and the Viking Discovery of North America

Vikings traveled to the New World centuries before Columbus, setting up the establishment that is L'Anse aux Meadows.

Pluto Gets a Close-Up

What the New Horizon voyage tells us about Pluto.

Desalination: Drought Relief or Liability?

Is desalination a viable solution for California's water crisis?
Photo: AP Images
LEICESTER UNIVERSITY COMFIRM THE SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND AT THE GREY FRIARS DIG ARE THAT OF RICHARD III

How Forensic Techniques Aid Archaeology

Scientific methods such as the DNA testing are associated with forensic science, but they are just as useful for archaeology as for criminology.