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Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Stormy weather: Photographer Mike Olbinski captures Oklahoma tornado

After a 10-hour wedding shoot most photographers are ready to head home and put their feet up, but Mike Olbinski isn't your average wedding …

Swiss bank whistleblower claims Panama Papers hack carried out by US intelligence agency

Bradley Birkenfeld, a banker-turned-whistleblower who exposed fraud in the Swiss banking system back in 2008, has said he believes the hack that led …

Microscopic Slivers of Artworks Reveal Hidden Truths | Conservation Lab

For art conservators, the inner geography of a painting speaks volumes.<p><i>In art institutions across the globe, time machines and investigation rooms exist behind closed doors. Dusty artworks go in and come out looking centuries younger; artists’ secrets are brought to light; and hidden, unfinished</i> …

Modigliani painting seized in Geneva in Panama Papers probe

An £18 million Modigliani that was allegedly looted by the Nazis has reportedly been seized from a storage facility in Geneva after its ownership was revealed in the Panama Papers.<p>Seated Man with a Cane, a 1918 work, was stolen by the Nazis during the occupation of Paris according to the …

Possible lost Caravaggio painting found in attic in France

PARIS (AP) — A 400-year-old picture that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France.<p>Eric …

How A Color Designer Creates The Perfect Backdrop For Famous Art

At major museums around the world, the color experts at Farrow & Ball train their discerning eye on the walls behind the artwork.<p>White walls may reign supreme at art galleries, but at major art museums, colored walls are standard practice. And while you might be hard-pressed to remember what color …

Farrow & Ball

Andy Warhol prints stolen from Mo. city's museum

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A thief has stolen several Andy Warhol prints from the city's art museum, officials said.<p>The prints, part of Warhol's <i>Campbell's Soup Cans</i> suite of 32 canvases, were acquired in 1985 in a gift from Ronald K., Robert C. and Larry H. Greenburg. An online database of some of the …

How Art And Algorithm Came Together To Create “The Next Rembrandt”

Data science and art history joined forces on a convincing portrait in the style of the Dutch master.<p>A “new” Rembrandt has been unveiled in Amsterdam, but it’s not a long lost dusty relic that was found in someone’s loft–it was created by data analysts and computers.<p>The portrait of a man in a black …

Opter Pose- for posture, activity, sleep, UV, and more

Keep a healthy lifestyle with Opter Pose. This fashion-forward posture tracking necklace gives you a gentle vibration when you’ve been slouching for …

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A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting

Olivia Priedeman, 17, woke one morning from a dream she had about making plans with a friend.<p>But it wasn’t a dream. Her phone showed that during the …

Sleep

Donald Trump visits 9/11 museum, donates $100K

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump made an unannounced stop at the National September 11 Museum Saturday morning in New York City.<p>Trump did not visit the memorial itself but the adjacent museum, which he toured with his wife, Melania, and his staff. Michael Frazier, a spokesman for the museum, later said Trump …

This 3D-printed Rembrandt is the new frontier in forgery

A new Rembrandt painting was unveiled today in Amsterdam. But the portrait wasn’t exactly made by the 17th century Dutch master; it was created with 3D printers by a team of data analysts, developers, and art historians, <i>The Guardian</i> reports.<p>"A fascinating exercise in connoisseurship."<p>The painting, …

Autofocusing contact lenses? Today's chip research peeks into tomorrow's gadgets

In the 1960s, about the only place you'd see a computer chip was in a mainframe the size of a refrigerator. Today, chips are in car keys, passports, toothbrushes, greeting cards and stuffed animals.<p>No wonder Imec, the Belgian design organization that helps industry partners develop computer chip …

Clean Energy

'For Allah' Inscription Found on Viking Era Ring

Ancient tales about Viking expeditions to Islamic countries had some elements of truth, according to recent analysis of a ring recovered from a 9th …

Famous authors who only wrote one book

Wednesday marks the would-be birthday of Anna Sewell, a 19th century English novelist who penned only one book throughout her 58 years of life: the …

10 books you have to read in April

Seeking refuge from those dastardly April showers? Curl up with one of these 10 riveting new reads.<p><b>Benjamin Warner, Thirst</b><p>In Benjamin Warner’s …

Bored Panda Helped Me Quit My Day Job To Make Fantasy Book Covers For A Living

Hello! My name is Aniko! All of my life I knew that one day I am going to be a successful artist, but many life circumstances tried to push me off …

Queen set to spend her 90th birthday without the majority of her family

The Queen will spend her 90th birthday without the majority of her family as she carries out royal engagements, including lighting the first in a chain of more than a thousand beacons.<p>Buckingham Palace has confirmed that on the day of her milestone anniversary, none of the younger generations of …

World art market stalls for first time in years

Fall of 7% a function of slowing at cheaper end of market with record prices at top end continuing to make headlines<p>After a string of boom years the international art market is stalling, with falls in global sales by both volume and value.<p>The fall is mainly at the cheaper end of the market – …

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'Missing' Rembrandt to go on show at global art fair TEFAF Maastricht: Reports

<b>THE HAGUE</b> <b>(AFP)</b><b>.-</b> A recently discovered painting by 17th-century Dutch master Rembrandt will be the star attraction at one of the world's leading art …

Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations

Street artist known as “Blu” was protesting against a street art exhibit backed by banks after the discovery that his work had been removed from some locations<p>One of the world’s most famous graffiti artists has destroyed his own works in the Italian city where he is based to protest against a …

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Gaycation: Ellen Page and Ian Daniel explore gay cultures in new travel documentary series

Viceland's Gaycation follows actress Ellen Page and her best friend, filmmaker Ian Daniel as they make their way across the world exploring LGBTQ …

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

Most visited spots in London

The numbers are in, and all ten of the most visited sites in the United Kingdom in 2015 were in its capital, London, with art galleries, historic sites, and museums all earning spots on the list.<p>If you're spending more time in the country, though, don't leave out other important places in Great …

The Renaissance Men Of Our Time? Dudes Moshing At Punk Shows

In Mosh Pit, Dan Witz paints punk shows in the tradition of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel.<p>While a painting student at Cooper Union in the ’80s, New York-based artist Dan Witz decided to concentrate on a genre that was very unpopular at the time: realist painting. “On one level I consider …

Art

The best paintings of all time, ranked

Countless paintings have been produced throughout the history of Western art, but only a few have become timeless icons. What accounts for the …

Beijing's master ivory carvers cling to a controversial art

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> When Li Chunke started carving ivory in 1964, the number of elephants in Africa was still on the rise. Demand for ivory in China was practically non-existent and tusks could be bought for under $7 a kilogram.<p>Today, this figure is closer to $1,100 -- according to research by Save the …