Monthly Archive: April 2021

April 26, 1963: Jet Li

On this day in 1963, actor and martial artist Jet Li was born in Beijing, China. He made his acting debut in 1982’s Shaolin Temple before...


Word Archaeology: gegenschein

Caused by backscatter of sunlight against interplanetary dust, this German word refers to a phenomenon that’s also known as “counterglow”. French astronomer Esprit Pezenas first noted...