Science and History Images

Top image: Emily Warren Roebling, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, 1953, from a photograph taken between 1860 and 1880. Library of Congress. Bottom image: Portrait of Emily Warren Roebling by Carolus-Duran, Brooklyn Museum. Text in the middle says: Emily Warren Roebling (September 23, 1843 – February 28, 1903) was an engineer known for her contributions over a period of more than 10 years to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband Washington Roebling developed caisson disease (a.k.a. decompression disease) and became bedridden. She served as a liaison and supervisor of construction through communicating between her husband and on-site personnel. Her husband was the chief engineer during construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which had been designed by his late father, John A. Roebling. A brilliant engineer herself, Emily was the final builder and the one who finished it.
Earthrise taken on December 24 1968 by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders NASA

Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG ...

Desmodus rotundus, picture taken at Sangayan Island, Paracas National Reserve, Departamento Ica, Peru

Bat Appreciation Day April 17

Happy Bat Appreciation Day (April 17)! April is the best time to observe bats, as they are just coming out of hibernation (or torpour). Vampire Bats: Bloodsuckers of the Night Vampire bats, members of...

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, photograph by Robert Howlett. Now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Text below says: Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) was a pioneering British engineer who left an indelible mark on the Industrial Revolution. He designed groundbreaking railways, steamships, bridges, and tunnels that transformed transportation and engineering in 19th-century England. Brunel is widely regarded as one of the most influential and innovative figures of the era.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

International Women's Day Poster. Theme is Inspire Inclusion IWD2024

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is March 8. Theme: “Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A...

Black and white photo of Charles Darwin in his later years with a beard on the top left. Top right, drawing of Darwin's first evolutionary tree.
Sunlike star with Exoplanet by ESO telescope
Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe

Hedy Lamar

Hedy Lamar