Mapping the Menacing Sea Monsters in Medieval and Renaissance Cartography
Until a few years ago, no serious consideration had been made of the many and varied representations of monsters found on world maps from the 10th century [...]
Oldest Examples of ‘Tree of Life’ Designs Discovered in Domuztepe Mound, Turkey
Archaeologists have unearthed vessels portraying “tree of life” motifs during excavation works in the Domuztepe Mound in the southern province of [...]
Analyzing Mummy Genes: Were Ancient Egyptians closely Related to Middle Easterners?
Egypt has been thought of by many as a quintessentially African civilization. There is, however, evidence that the ancient Egyptians may have been less [...]
Astronomers Map Atmosphere of Dying Supergiant Antares
One day, our sun will grow so large that it will swallow Earth. To understand that future stage, scientists must look beyond the solar system to study the [...]
Solar Eclipse Paintings On View in New Princeton Exhibit (Photos)
A new exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum was inspired by an extraordinary artist who harnessed both scientific knowledge and artistic [...]
Why Plasma Is the Crown of the Solar Eclipse
The wisps of light emanating from the solar disk during this year’s total eclipse are plumes of hot, charged gas called plasma from the sun’s [...]
Antares: Red Star at the End of Its Life
Antares is a red supergiant that one day will explode into a supernova. Source: space
Sky-High Solar Eclipse? Here's What You Might See from an Airplane
If you’re on an airplane flying across the U.S. during the Aug. 21 eclipse, what might you see from midair? Source: space
Big Ben to be Silenced – But the Iconic Bell Will Chime Again!
The Victorian-era treasure known as Big Ben will be taking a four-year break from its hourly song starting at noon on Monday August 21. The bells making up [...]
The Life and Death Power of Eclipses in the Ancient World
On Monday, August 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Humans have been alternatively amused, [...]