Leo Tolstoy: Russian Author Celebrated with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy with a Doodle documenting some of his most important works, novels like Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana in 1828 into Russian…

Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday

Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on this day in 1927. Gibson was the first black athlete to play international tennis, and…

John Venn Google Doodle Celebrates Famous Diagram

The Venn diagram, also known as a set diagram, is one of the the most basic and easily understood methods for depicting logical relationships between sets of data. By a young age, most children are able to compare and contrast…

Doodle 4 Google Competition Gets 11-Year-Old Audrey Zhang $30K Scholarship

If you visit Google’s homepage in the U.S. today, you’ll see a very interesting doodle. That’s the winner for 2014’s Doodle 4 Google competition (the 7th such event). This pleasant doodle comes from 11-year-old Audrey Zhang from New York. Google…

Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author

Today, Google is celebrating influential environmentalist Rachel Louise Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring is credited with exposing everyday Americans to the various environmental problems facing the country, and thus sparking the modern day environmental movement. Her work played a…

Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle

When it comes to paleontology, Mary Anning’s findings provide a bedrock. The British fossil collector and dealer, born in 1799, is said to have helped spark fundamental shifts in scientific thinking when it comes to prehistoric life. And today, Google…

Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating one of the most ubiquitous and frustrating puzzle toys ever conceived–the Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th birthday this spring. Google has honored the occasion with a (you guessed…

Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle

Dorothy Hodgkin is the subject of a Google doodle today. Hodgkin was a British biochemist, who was actually born in Cairo, Egypt. Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, making her the first British woman to win a…

Rufous Hummingbird Gets Top Billing In Google’s Earth Day Doodle

Google has an interesting doodle up for Earth Day. It’s animated, and it shows several different animals as you click. You can click the search icon to learn more about each one. The Rufous Hummingbird appears first. Here’s a closer…

Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday

Google is celebrating the life of Percy Lavon Julian with a doodle on its homepage today, his 115th birthday. He died from liver cancer in 1975 at the age of 76. Julian is known as a brilliant chemist, who emerged…