Charles Nungesser and François Coli in heavy flying clothes before their Paris to New York flight attempt. They took off from Paris in their Levasseur 8 l’Oiseau Blanc (“The White Bird”), on May 8, 1927. They never arrived in New York and were presumed lost at sea.
Medical Historical Library in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University. al-Muṭahhar ibn Muḥammad Yazdī (flourished 1184), Faraḥ nāmah (Farah’s encyclopedia of nature), also known by the title Ajayib al-dunya (Wonders of the world).
“The work is a treatise on natural history by al-Muṭahhar ibn Muḥammad al-Yazdi (flourished circa 1184). The manuscript was copied in the 17th century in a large Taliq script, and is illuminated with detailed multicolored illustrations of animals, birds, plants, rocks, and humans.”
Alejandro Guijarro photographs the chalkboards of some of the brightest minds in quantum physics for his continuing series Momentum. He went to research facilities like CERN and many of the top universities in the world to find them.
Hundreds of walruses have found themselves a new home on an iceberg 20 miles off shore. The giant marine mammals pile onto the ice and huddle together as they relax on their island. They are taking a break from hunting in the Chukchi Sea, 20 miles off the coast of Alaska, and the moving ice even helps them find their meals.