Writers: rebels and iconoclasts, many of the world's most famous authors have been deep critical thinkers, unafraid to question their society's staple beliefs, one of which has often been religion.
George Orwell: the originator of Big Brother, Double-Speak and the Thought Police, author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, numerous non-fiction books and journalism, one-time BBC producer, soldier and socialist. One of the greats, no doubt about it. But like many creative sorts, Orwell had his idiosyncrasies...
It's more than 110 years since the Wright brothers first powered flight. In the years since history's strangest aircraft have been very strange indeed.
British novelist L. P. Hartley once said "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there." To see how differently check out these amazing photos.
2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction film like no other. Not only does it deal with big themes like human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, it does so in a way that blew movie fans' minds.
What do we really know about Albert Einstein? Hair that would stump Vidal Sassoon, a lab coat that’s seen better days, a very complicated set of theories. But there’s more to a genius than grooming and publications.
There's an estimated 30 million animal species on the planet. All have sex to reproduce. But they do so in a myriad of weird and wonderful ways.
The most awe inspiring monologue about us and the universe has now been made into a stunning animation Prepare yourself for the tingles.