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Turin Shroud leak starts unholy row: from the archive, 27 August 1988

Scholars at Oxford University believe the linen, said to have wrapped the body of Jesus, may be a fake<p>Representatives of the Archbishop of Turin condemned Oxford University last night for allowing news to leak out that the Turin Shroud - revered by Roman Catholics as a bloodstained relic of the …

The Roads Around Late-18th-Century London, Mapped in Close-Up Detail

These strip maps of roads around London come from an atlas printed in 1790 by mapmaker John Cary. For travelers moving on foot or on horseback, the …

Combine Cheesecake and Blueberry Pie Into One Gluten-Free Dessert

<i>Editor's Note:</i> I've been a huge fan of Aki and Alex of the blog Ideas in Food ever since I was a little chef-ling burning meat as a line cook in Boston. With their newest book, Gluten-Free Flour Power, they turn their considerable intellect to gluten-free recipes, developing unique solutions for …

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People Love Art Museums — But Has The Art Itself Become Irrelevant?

How much is a visible work of genius worth? In May, a 1955 painting by Pablo Picasso was sold at auction for more than $179 million, the highest price at auction ever. And attendance at major art museums is booming.<p>"The art world has never been healthier, if you measure the intensity of the human …

US returns $15 million Picasso painting stolen from France

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday formally returned a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at $15 million that had been stolen from a …

Move over Prosecco, sparkling red wine back in fashion

Popularity of the Italian sparkling white wine has led to rise in people opting for little-known red varieties, supermarkets say<p>It was first bottled in west Germany, made a brief appearance in British shops in the Seventies and Eighties, then fizzled into obscurity.<p>Now sparkling red wine is back in …

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A Family Used This Painting as Their Kitchen Bulletin Board for Years. Then They Found Out How Much It Was Worth.

For years, a London family used as their kitchen bulletin board a colorful painting of a man in a turban.<p>They had no idea they were sticking up their daily mementos on a piece of art valued at more than $1 million.<p>An art appraiser from a British auction house discovered the 1939 painting Arab in …

Everything You Need to Know About Those Ant-Man End-of-Credits Scenes

There was a lot to love about <i>Ant-Man</i>, Marvel’s scrappy entry into the summer-movie blockbuster race. Perhaps most refreshingly of all, Scott Lang and his miniature antics were largely unburdened by the storytelling pressures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (These are the same pressures <b>Joss Whedon</b> …

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Meet some of the most obscure 'X-Men' characters ever in 7 new 'Deadpool' photos

But first, a shot of Deadpool performing a variation on The People's Elbow.<p>Played by Brianna Hildebrand, Ellie Phimister, aka Negasonic Teenage Warhead, is a pretty obscure character in X-Men comics who only appears briefly before dying in an attack on mutants. As such, she's pretty much a blank …

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This Octopus Carrying A Coconut Might Be The Cutest Thing Ever

Eight arms, all awww<p>Octopus and coconut? It's not a flavor pairing. In the adorable video above you can watch an octopus lugging two coconut shells across the seafloor like a huge load of groceries before setting them down and crawling inside to rest.<p>Scientists have known about the combination of …

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Bird Laughs Like Super-Villain

Winter is coming: Earth awaits ‘mini ice age’ in 15 years, solar cycle study suggests

Earth is facing the prospect of a ‘mini ice age’ this century, with our sun’s activity projected to fall 60 percent in the 2030s, British …

Aurélien Bigot & Richard Forestier Create Still Photographs That Look Like Impressionist Paintings

Photographer Richard Forestier collaborated with art director Aurélien Bigot to create a photo project titled “The Impressionist Experience”. The …

15 Science-Backed Health Effects of Dark Chocolate

15 Surprising and Science-Backed Health Effects of Dark Chocolate<p>Megan Meyer<p>Read full profile<p>You have probably heard others talk about the benefits …

Ancient Roman frescos 'worthy of Pompeii' found in southern France

Archeologists in Arles have unearthed one of the only full Roman murals ever found outside Italy<p>Archaeologists have unearthed extremely rare ancient Roman frescoes, comparable to those found in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, in the southern city of Arles.<p>The unexpected discovery was made during …

Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly?<p>To find the answer, I spoke to Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University who edited the anthology <i>The Early Modern Child in Art and History</i>. But really, just how ugly are these babies?<p>Ugly might be too weak a word for medieval …

14 of Shakespeare's most captivating openers

Opening lines can torment writers.<p>The lead sentence can make or break what we’ve written. They are often the deciding factor in whether readers keep …

How painting 'saved' a man with paralysis

<b>Artist Chuck Close has produced widely recognisable contemporary art, but after becoming paralysed in 1988, he had to devise a new way to carry on creating.</b><p>When one of Chuck Close's arteries burst and caused permanent paralysis, his first thought was how to begin painting again. Such was his …

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Man Spends Four Years Growing a Serene Church Made of Trees

While traveling the world, Barry Cox fell in love with architecture, particularly the design and construction of churches. This fascination inspired him to design a cathedral of his own, except he decided to compose the house of worship entirely out of lush trees. To make this dream a reality, Cox …