William Gilbert: Science is The Best Superpower

An illustration of a superhero holding a pumpkin.

We love comic books just as much as you do, but sometimes it seems unfair: why does everyone know Thor and Magneto, but so few have heard about the real person who first researched electricity and magnetism? This month, we’re fighting this injustice by reading comics about the English physicist William Gilbert.

Paracelsus: Alchemy to the Aid of Medicine

Paracelsus: Alchemy to the Aid of Medicine

What might Severus Snape and Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor of the Renaissance period, have in common? More than you can imagine! Both were professors, practiced alchemy, had virtually no friends, and didn’t make it to the age of 50. Yet, despite their many foes, both managed to achieve widespread recognition and respect.