Hyperallergic has a gallery of astronomical and cosmological illustrations from photographer Michael Benson’s books, Cosmographics: Picturing Space Through Time. (Thanks, Stephanie!)
“If the RZA didn’t exist, then we would have had to invent him.” Charles Webb shares his list of “10 Modern Heroes of Black Nerddom (and Urkel is NOT One)” at Topless Robot.
A survey of maps of the moon since 1610. (via @hudsonette and @matthiasrascher)
Astronomers confirm the day and time of Mary Shelley’s “waking dream” that led to the creation of Frankenstein. They do not explain why they thought her account needed to be confirmed. (via Kate Laity)