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Digital Handwork

In Luc Besson’s sci-fi classic <i>The Fifth Element</i> (1997), the "veryperfect" future human is reverse engineered from a severed hand. As sole surviving …

Making Less Than $30/Hour? Good Luck Renting in SF — The Bold Italic — San Francisco

A report released this month by the National Low Income Housing Coalition says you need to be making at least $29.83 an hour to afford a single …

Bush paintings to be exhibited

Former President George W. Bush will make his formal debut as an artist this spring.<p>In early April, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will open “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy,” a collection of two dozen never before exhibited portraits painted by the …

Gibbs Sports Amphibians

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Does Sotnikova deserve skating gold?

Here we go again.<p>Figure skating overhauled its scoring system after the ugly judging scandal at the 2002 Winter Olympics, junking the 6.0 format, …

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world's towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to …

Chinese New Year

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Art & Painting

Reverse-Engineering a Genius (Has a Vermeer Mystery Been Solved?)

David Hockney and others have speculated—controversially—that a camera obscura could have helped the Dutch painter Vermeer achieve his photo-realistic effects in the 1600s. But no one understood exactly how such a device might actually have been used to paint masterpieces. An inventor in Texas—the …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark …

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

Golf

9 Images Drawn Under The Influence Of Military Grade LSD

Unlike Bryan Lewis Saunders who drew 45 self portraits whilst high on 45 different drugs, the following is a series of 9 images created whilst under …

Artist Transforms Saudi Arabian Censor Techniques Into Stunning Artworks

Saudi Arabia's history of censoring unwanted imagery has been well documented, inspiring more than a few Middle Eastern artists to tackle the politicized issue in provocative ways. Take for example, Jowhara Al-Saud.<p>Inspired by the many censored figures that have been inked-out or scribbled over on …

The 10 most-wanted missing or stolen paintings

A long-lost work thought to be by Caravaggio has been discovered in a leaking attic in Toulouse, France, where it had sat untouched for more than 150 years after an ancestor, who as an officer of Napoleon's army, brought it to the country.<p>The discovery – which could be worth €120 million – is being …

Over $1.35 billion in Nazi art found hidden behind 'mountains of rotting food'

Over 1,500 paintings previously thought destroyed in World War II have been found in Germany after officials followed up on a hunch. Three years ago, customs officials performed a routine check on a train from Switzerland. On the train was Cornelius Gurlitt, a Munich resident who reportedly had a …

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