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The Google Doodle for October 22, 2013 celebrates the 216th anniversary of the first parachute jump. Learn about it as well as the most phenomenal jump to date: Felix Baumgartner’s 2012 jump from 24 miles above Earth’s surface.
Google honors researcher Julius Richard Petri with a Doodle today, on his 161st birthday. Petri invented the mainstay of microbiology labs everywhere, the petri dish.
Today’s Google Doodle honors Leonhard Euler—an 18th-century numbers whiz who’s credited with being the most prolific mathematician in history.
One of my favorite vendors at D.C.’s Eastern Market sells illustrations of plants and animals. The intricate colored drawings harken back to a golden age of naturalism, when intrepid explorers headed out with little more than a notebook to chronicle the incredible biodiversity of our world. Of course, there are still many species yet to…