The Nova Scotian Settlers

The Nova Scotian Settlers, or Sierra Leone Settlers (also known as the Nova Scotians or more commonly as the Settlers) were Black Americans who … More

The Moon is “Rusting”

A newly published study notes that the moon is “rusting,” leaving experts perplexed by the discovery. The research, published in Science … More

The Front Range

The Front Range is a mountain range of the Southern Rocky Mountains of North America located in the central portion of the U.S. State of Colorado, and … More

The three tramps 

The three tramps are three men photographed by several Dallas-area newspapers under police escort near the Texas School Book Depository shortly after the assassination of United States … More

Umbrella man

The “umbrella man“, identified by the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978 as Louie Steven Witt, is a name given to … More

Badge Man

Badge Man is a name given to an unknown figure that is reputedly visible within the famous Mary Moorman photograph of the assassination of … More

“Head of Wisdom” – a brazen, brass head

A brazen head, brass, or bronze head was a legendary automaton in the early modern period whose ownership was ascribed to late medieval scholars such as Roger Bacon who had developed a … More

Pope Sylvester I 

Sylvester I (also Silvester, died 31 December 335) was the bishop of Rome from 314 until his death. He was the 33rd Pope of the Catholic Church. He … More

Golem – a highly mutable metaphor

In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being that is created entirely from inanimate matter (usually clay or mud). The word was used to mean an … More

Horizontal gene transfer (HGT)

Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) or lateral gene transfer (LGT) is the movement of genetic material between unicellular and/or multicellular organisms other than by … More

Nan Madol

Nan Madol is an archaeological site adjacent to the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei, now part of the Madolenihmw district of Pohnpei … More