De Robot

Anti-war cartoon by Dutch illustrator LJ Jordaan, 1940; one of many anti-nazi political illustrations published in De Groene Amsterdammer in occupied Holland.

De Robot

Anti-war cartoon by Dutch illustrator LJ Jordaan, 1940; one of many anti-nazi political illustrations published in De Groene Amsterdammer in occupied Holland.


houghtonlib:

Feliciano, Felice, 15th cent. Poems and epistles : with novellas by other authors : manuscript, 1471-1472.
MS Typ 157
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Feliciano, Felice, 15th cent. Poems and epistles : with novellas by other authors : manuscript, 1471-1472.

MS Typ 157

Houghton Library, Harvard University


Poster for Stephen Hawking’s 2009 Time Travellers party, which was not advertised, naturally, until after the event had happened. By Peter Dean.

Poster for Stephen Hawking’s 2009 Time Travellers party, which was not advertised, naturally, until after the event had happened. By Peter Dean.


A rare photograph thought to have been taken aboard the CS Mackay-Bennett on April 24th, 1912.

The Mackay-Bennett was a cable repair ship based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the first ship on the scene of the Titanic disaster on April 15th.

The ship found so many bodies that it ran out of embalming supplies and, as this photograph shows, was forced to bury 116 of the bodies at sea, being unable to return them to port quickly enough.

A rare photograph thought to have been taken aboard the CS Mackay-Bennett on April 24th, 1912.

The Mackay-Bennett was a cable repair ship based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the first ship on the scene of the Titanic disaster on April 15th.

The ship found so many bodies that it ran out of embalming supplies and, as this photograph shows, was forced to bury 116 of the bodies at sea, being unable to return them to port quickly enough.


Cavity Mechanisms by Dan Grayber.


The Vertue of the COFFEE Drink

Handbill advertisement, ca. 1652, possibly the first advertisement for coffee in England, now in the British Museum. Very good to help digestion, and a most excellent remedy against the Spleen…

The Vertue of the COFFEE Drink

Handbill advertisement, ca. 1652, possibly the first advertisement for coffee in England, now in the British Museum. Very good to help digestion, and a most excellent remedy against the Spleen…


A scale model of an X-48C blended-wing aircraft in a NASA wind tunnel in Langley, Virginia. The model has been sprayed with fluorescent oil to enable scientists to study airflow patterns.

A scale model of an X-48C blended-wing aircraft in a NASA wind tunnel in Langley, Virginia. The model has been sprayed with fluorescent oil to enable scientists to study airflow patterns.




The brain of an individual suffering from lissencephaly, a rare disorder in which the cerebral cortex fails to develop ridges and folds, resulting in much-diminished surface area.

The brain is part of a collection at the University of Texas and, although it is labelled with a reference number, all that is known of the original patient is that they were a resident of the North Texas State Hospital, and died in 1970. Their name and any other details of their condition and case history are lost. This photograph is one of a series of such pictures taken by Adam Voorhes.

The brain of an individual suffering from lissencephaly, a rare disorder in which the cerebral cortex fails to develop ridges and folds, resulting in much-diminished surface area.

The brain is part of a collection at the University of Texas and, although it is labelled with a reference number, all that is known of the original patient is that they were a resident of the North Texas State Hospital, and died in 1970. Their name and any other details of their condition and case history are lost. This photograph is one of a series of such pictures taken by Adam Voorhes.


Who Goes There?, another dust jacket illustration by Hannes Bok for the famous 1938 Campbell novella. Many know the story in a slightly different form.

Who Goes There?, another dust jacket illustration by Hannes Bok for the famous 1938 Campbell novella. Many know the story in a slightly different form.


The Moon Is Hell!

Dust jacket illustration by Hannes Bok.

The Moon Is Hell!

Dust jacket illustration by Hannes Bok.


From October to November 2012 and April to May 2013, the instruments on Voyager 1 measured vibrations in interstellar plasma. These vibrations are within the range of human hearing.

Amplified and played back through a speaker, this is what space sounds like.


Accidental scans of Gabonese forest elephants taken by a LIDAR (ground-laser scanner) system being used by @SimonLLewis to estimate forest structure and biomass.


Aurora oder Matuta, a watercolour sketch of comet Aurora, 1587, author and illustrator unknown.

One of several great comet illustrations on BibliOdyssey’s post about the 16th Century Kometenbuch. Scans of the book, of which two copies exist today, are available on the website of the Universitätsbibliothek Kassel.

Aurora oder Matuta, a watercolour sketch of comet Aurora, 1587, author and illustrator unknown.

One of several great comet illustrations on BibliOdyssey’s post about the 16th Century Kometenbuch. Scans of the book, of which two copies exist today, are available on the website of the Universit├Ątsbibliothek Kassel.


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