“What today might be taken for sophomore-dorm drug ramblings was, in the 1880s, novel enough to be cutting-edge science.”
Sunglasses in 1807 (no, this is not photoshopped!).
Lord Byron’s carved signature in the dungeon of the Château de Chillon, 1816.
New article: How a colonial past shaped Star Trek’s utopian futures.
It turns out that Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh is (sort of) based on a true story.
Millerite chart that uses numerology to claim an imminent apocalypse, 1843. Read more.
The animated GIF that accompanies this Matter article is a work of art.
Quakers were once "notorious for appearing naked in marketplaces."