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A New Conservation Technique for Removing Tape from Artworks Leads to Possible Discovery of a Michelangelo Drawing

Art World<p>Scientists at the University of Florence found a clue to the origin of a 16th-century drawing underneath a piece of tape.<p>,<p>The world of art …

Art

Jeff Koons, art dealer running Ponzi scheme: investor

Famed sculptor Jeff Koons and the superdealer Larry Gagosian are pulling a Ponzi scheme on the world’s richest art collectors, according to a …

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS

Using Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1, other DNS services still require some command-line know-how.<p>The death of network neutrality and the loosening of …

Information Security

How to Photograph Birds in Flight

One of the toughest tasks that a photographer can undertake is trying to capture a clear, sharp photo of a bird in flight.But that doesn't mean that …

Landscape Photography

The spectacular world of spiny orb-weaver spiders

Orb-weaver spiders are known for their nets, the spiral wheel-shaped webs that are so often spotted hanging from garden shrubs or between the …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Archaeology

Protecting Domain Administrative Credentials

Hello, Paul Bergson back again with today’s topic of preventing your Domain Administrators and other privileged identities from logging into Tier 1 …

Johann Justus Schacht | Choir stall panels | German, Mainz | The Met

Medium:Panel: oak veneered with walnut, boxwod, rosewood, ebony, maple, and other woods, ivory, green-stained horn, and pewter; figures: carved and …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Aliens calling? Scientists detect 'peculiar' signals from nearby star

Astronomers in Puerto Rico have discovered unusual radio transmissions, apparently coming from a red dwarf star only 11 light-years away from Earth. …

How to Supercharge Your Router with DD-WRT

Few routers utilize their full potential out of the box because their firmware limits their functionality. Thanks to an open-source project called …

NASA Is Letting You Download Its Software For Free

Software plays a huge part in NASA’s mission and research successes.<p><i>Turns out you don’t need to hack NASA or work for them in order to use their technology.</i><p>For the third year, and as part of its Technology Transfer Program, NASA is releasing its annual software catalogue, available to everyone and …

Software

The icy mysteries of Pluto

Pluto turns out to be far more weird than anyone ever expected, with all kinds of unexplained phenomena on the surface.<p>We sought out some of Europe’s finest ice planet experts to find out more:<p>Pluto has been a mystery since it was discovered in 1930.<p>First called a planet, then re-classified as a …

Exoplanets: Earth is not alone

There are probably many millions of Earth-like planets across the Milky Way that we could potentially walk around on, with liquid water and maybe even bacterial life on the surface. In fact, exoplanets of all kinds are everywhere. The number is as infinite as the stars in the heavens.<p>The latest …

Atacama desert could hold secrets of life on Mars

Scientists in Chile believe the discovery of life in the country’s arid Atacama Desert could provide new insights into finding life forms on Mars<p>Last year, US scientists analysing data from a NASA spacecraft reported that water flows during the summer months on Mars, raising the possibility that …

7 Quotes by Constantin Brancusi on His 141st Birthday

People<p>The legendary artist was born in the small village of Hobitza, Romania, on this day in 1876.<p>,<p>Constantin Brancusi’s name conjures the image of a …

This soft robot hugs your heart to help keep it pumping

It could help you survive heart failure<p>About 5.7 million Americans suffer from heart failure, meaning their hearts don't pump blood as well as they should. The affliction costs the nation about $32 billion a year, and there's no cure. But a squishy, air-powered robot might be able to help.<p>A team …

Robotics

How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want

Kindle Fire tablets are some of the best, cheapest Android tablets around, but they’re limited to Amazon’s app store, which is more than lacking …

Leaked Windows 10 Creators Update Build 14997 reveals new features

Earlier in December, Microsoft warned Insiders that there would be no more new builds released this side of the New Year. Of course, this does not …

Software

In 20 Short Years, We've Wiped Out 10 Percent Of Earth’s Wilderness

And unless our conservation strategy changes, it will likely only get worse.<p>HONOLULU ― Over the past 20 years, a mere blink of an eye in our species’ 200,000-year existence, humans have managed to eliminate 10 percent of the world’s wilderness, a new analysis has found.<p>Globally, the authors write, …

Biodiversity

All The Ways Your Wi-Fi Router Can Spy On You

By Kaveh Waddell<p>City dwellers spend nearly every moment of every day awash in Wi-Fi signals. Homes, streets, businesses, and office buildings are constantly blasting wireless signals every which way for the benefit of nearby phones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and other connected …

Federal review: No bias against Lucas in Presidio museum proposal

The Presidio Trust’s board was not misled by its employees when it rejected George Lucas’ bid to build a waterfront museum within the unusual national park, federal investigators say.<p>A Department of the Interior review of the controversial 2014 decision “did not substantiate the allegations” of …

Museums

Zumthor's LACMA renderings aren't 'undercooked' – they're exactly what the museum wants

Aug 17, '16 5:39 PM EST<p><i>LACMA isn’t trying to sell fancy condos, it’s trying to sell an art museum. This isn’t about safe deposit boxes in the sky for</i> …

Pérez Art Museum Miami announces three new deputy directors

<b>MIAMI, FLA</b><b>.-</b> Pérez Art Museum Miami has named Adrienne Chadwick deputy director for education, Christina Boomer Vazquez deputy director of marketing …

Museums

McNay Art Museum receives $1 million donation from G.A.C. Halff Foundation

<b>SAN ANTONIO, TX</b><b>.-</b> At the Tribute Celebration for William Chiego’s 25 years as leader of the McNay Art Museum, Marie Halff, emeritus museum trustee …

Art

LACMA’s Controversial Expansion Plan: Long on Hype, Short on Context

PLATKIN ON PLANNING-If you want to dive into critical discussions about the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA’s) makeover, designed by Peter …

Urban Design

More details on LACMA's redesign to be shown at Wednesday 'scoping' meeting

The meeting promises new visuals of the planned reboot<p>An upcoming "scoping" meeting for the big redesign of Los Angeles County Museum of Art by architect Peter Zumthor is the place to be to get the most detailed look thus far at what the new building will look like. KCRW reports, "plans, sections, …

The Art Newspaper

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In the Dead of Late August . . . Zumthor’s LACMA Folly Continues

NEVER MIND that the environmental impact hearing for LACMA’s proposal to build a monumental building flying over Wilshire is scheduled for a …

400-year-old Greenland shark is oldest vertebrate animal

She was born during the reign of James I, was a youngster when René Descartes set out his rules of thought and the great fire of London raged, saw out her adolescent years as George II ascended the throne, reached adulthood around the time that the American revolution kicked off, and lived through …

Biology