Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most influential scientists of the 19th century. His discoveries have profoundly impacted modern science and medicine. Humboldt’s exploration of South America between 1800 and 1804 inspired seminal ideas about the interrelationship of nature, climate, and human activities, as described in historian Andrea Wulf’s book, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World.
Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was one of the most celebrated-and often controversial-sports figures of the 20th century.
Every country has its heroines—women noted for their courage or special achievement in a particular field—and Canada is no exception. Our history is coloured with many amazing women who have done fascinating things.
This story map celebrates the accomplishments of just a few of these women who made significant contributions to society. Most of them were born in Canada; others immigrated to Canada or spent just a short time here, but left an important legacy. Some were Canadians who achieved great things in other countries. We claim all these women as heroines for Canada.
Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population.
But they are also more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, violence, discrimination, and economic crises.
This inequality holds us all back.
It’s Halloween, so naturally we’re all thinking about…dead people, right? You’ve come to the right place. Scroll down (and down, and down…) to unearth a ghoulish gallery of the famous and “infamous,” including actors, artists, authors, and criminals. Trick or treat!
“Sir Ernest Shackleton’s name will for evermore be engraved with letters of fire in the history of Antarctic exploration”
A century ago the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank. Mapping travelers’ hometowns reveals the immigrant status of most third-class passengers, who also suffered the highest fatality rate.