On full moon nights this time of the year, an extraordinary sight can be witnessed on beaches all over the U.S. East Coast. Thousands of horseshoe crabs come ashore to mate and lay eggs.
Tag: Early Modern
In the Early Modern period, it was believed some species of fish came into existence through spontaneous generation. Why was this?
In the sixteenth century monsters were very much ‘in fashion’, and this widespread interest made it a lucrative business to create objects that could reasonably pass as monstrous creatures. It wasn't always easy to tell fantasy from reality.