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Terahertz scanner reveals hidden fresco at Louvre

The famed fresco on the surface was a known fake by the collector or one of his proteges<p><b>A technique based on the same kind of technology used in airport scanners has revealed images beneath a fresco held at the Louvre museum in Paris.</b><p>Trois Hommes Armes de Lances was known to be a fresco forged by …

Imaging

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Curse of cursive handwriting

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Alfred C. Hobbs: The American who shocked Victorian England by picking the world’s strongest lock.

On July 22, 1851, on a day when a visitor to London had any number of amusements at his disposal—from M. Gompertz’s Giant Panorama (“including a new …

Does Spelling Count?

<i>In a perfect world, students might be judged by their ideas alone -- not by whether they write "you're" or "your." But that isn't the world we live in.</i><p>John Abbate/Shutterstock<p>It happens every time. As I hand the test out to my middle school students, one of them will invariably look up, pencil at …

Getting There

Every March I drive to Miami Beach to attend the annual Cruise Shipping conference and trade show, and every year I am struck anew by the number of …

Forbidden City

Neil Gross is a sociologist at the University of British Columbia who previously held posts at the University of Southern California and Harvard, has …

The Post-Gladwellian Paradox: Why Intuitive is the New Counterintuitive

<i>by Stan Tsirulnikov</i><p>Malcolm Gladwell’s books <i>The Tipping Point</i> and <i>Blink</i> were immediate bestsellers and launched Gladwell, hair first, into his current …