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Beyond Napoleon, Others Famous Visitors Turned up in St. Helena Voluntarily (Part 7)

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Before Napoleon went into forced retirement on St. Helena, courtesy of the British and Prussians who kicked his arse at the battle of Waterloo, several other historical figures set foot on this remote rock lost in the South Atlantic, 1,200 miles from Africa and 2,000 miles from Brazil.

Who First Wondered: 'Why Is the Night Sky Dark?'

Mario Livio | Posted 09.29.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The night sky, sprinkled with twinkling stars and the pale light of a silvery Moon, has fascinated humans since the dawn of history. But, why is it dark? If you think that the answer is: "Because you don't see the Sun," think again.