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11 of the Richest People in History

Coming up with a definitive list of the richest people of all time is almost impossible, thanks to the difficulties that arise with comparing different currencies and adjusting for inflation over thousands of years. But these 11 men were up there in the 0.001 percent of their time—and they were all just a little bit [...]

Vapor Trails and Cones

Photo: Wikimedia Commons They look straight out a science fiction movie, but those circular vapor trails of the B-17 Flying Fortress over the night skies of Europe during [...]

11 Amazing Sharks You Should Get to Know Better

by David Shiffman David Shiffman is a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, where his research focuses on shark behavior, ecology, and conservation. Make him feel welcome! Quick—think of a shark! What did it look like? Most people are only familiar with the sharks that make the news for [...]

Painting in Gold: Gustav Klimt

At the request of readers Melanie & Johnny, today’s “Feel Art Again” features Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). The Austrian artist overcame poverty in his youth to create paintings decorated with gold leaf, such as “Adele Bloch-Bauer I” (above left) and “The Kiss”(above right). 1. Adele Bloch-Bauer, depicted in the painting above left, was the only person to [...]

Creative Lifeguard Stations Around the World

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Bedsearcher has a collection of pictures of colorful and creative lifeguard stations that can be found around the world. Pictured above is one by engineer Ulrich Müther and architect Dietrich Otto at Binz, Germany. Müther was a prolific designer in the 1960s and was noted for his buildings composed of concrete shells. Link via [...]