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27 Responses to the Question “What is Art?”

To Plato, art was imitation of nature, but in the 19th century, photography took over that function, and in the 20th, abstract art overturned the …

Scientists Discover A Mouse-Like Mammal Related To Elephants

The new species of elephant shrew, given the scientific name Macroscelides micus, inhabits an ancient volcanic formation in Namibia and sports red fur that helps it blend in with the color of its rocky surroundings, said John Dumbacher, one of a team of biologists behind the discovery.<p>Genetic …

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SPHERE's First Image Looks Like The Eye Of Sauron

A new instrument built to view exoplanets—planets outside our solar system—has captured its first images, including this dust ring around a nearby …

Scientists Say 'Printing' Humans May Be The Best Way To Conquer Space

From pizza to prostheses, 3-D printers are being used to whip up all sorts of things. And now scientists are talking about "printing" out batches of people to colonize outer space.<p>Sounds wacky, but these guys are serious.<p>"Our best bet for space exploration could be printing humans, organically, on …

Lee Bul’s Disorienting Installation is the Next "Infinity Room"

Could this be the next <i>Infinity Room</i>? From now till June 21, come to Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York to experience a mind-bending installation. South Korean artist Lee Bul presents <i>Via Negativa II</i>, a labyrinth of corridors with mirrored surfaces. Lined with illuminated infinity mirrors, the …

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Beautifully Rare Stones Produced from Layers of Old Car Paint

On a daily basis, we are surrounded by art within our everyday world. Fordite (aka Detroit agate) is a stunning example of the phenomena that can occur before our very eyes. Initially, these beautiful gems appear to be naturally produced rock. In fact, though, the colorfully captivating stones are …