ABC News 24, Sky News, Fox News — all of these news channels have one man and one channel to thank for their existence today: Ted Turner and his Cable News Network (CNN).
It was on this day in history that a Greek archaeologist made a startling discovery: that of what is considered to be one of the world's oldest mechanical devices.
The International Space Station orbits around Earth every 92 minutes, carrying a clutch of astronauts along with it. Without earlier space stations, such as the US' Skylab and Russia's Mir, mankind may not have had a permanent station in space.
Most of us find a computer chess game hard enough to beat, but not so if you have the rather grandiose title of chess grandmaster.
Tragedy and breakthrough mark this, and all, May Days. On the upside, it was on this day that Carl Linnaeus set up the regular naming structure for those in the plant kingdom.
With cities polluting the night sky and drowning out our view of the stars, it's hard to imagine that a new star in the night sky would be a talking point.
Did you know that the era of 3DTV experimentation stretched back to the 1950s?