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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ella Josephine Baker – “Godmother of SNCC”

Ella Josephine Baker (December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986) was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career…