A powerful and deeply shocking artistic rendition by Isao Hashimoto. From here.
The perverse Danse Macabre of our own times. When we see human folly rendered on a compressed historical canvas, it is all the more clear how precarious our personal survival is. Nidhi, my 3 year old daughter, saw me…
What did Leonardo look like? And why are people so obsessed with this question?
Greg Laden just posted a new video in which Siegfriend Woldhek (illustrator, founder of nabuur.com, and former CEO of Dutch World Wildlife Fund) uses simple logic to "discover" what he claims to be the Renaissance…
1496 - Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
1999 - The Mars Polar Lander launches.
1722 - Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist
1641 - Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomer
1927 - Carle David TolmÃ© Runge, German physicist
1969 - Jean Focas, Greco-French…
1923 - Insulin first became generally available for use by diabetics.
1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (above)
1552 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician
1641 - Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician
1707 - Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician
1710 - William…