Museums

Here's What You Need to Know About That Fossil Teeth Discovery Said to 'Rewrite History'

A 9.7-million-year-old mystery.<p>Scientists have announced the shock discovery in Germany of ancient teeth fossils that are nearly 10 million years …

Evolution

One of The Biggest Evolution Experiments Ever Has Followed 68,000 Generations of Bacteria

And it's still going.<p>Scientists have spent the past 30 years carefully tracking evolution across more than 68,000 generations of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria - …

Biology

Country diary: Henry III’s charter helped this tree survive to a ripe old age

Epping Forest For centuries commoners were allowed to lop the beeches here for firewood. Now this ancient pollard is big enough to create its own microclimates<p>Centuries of sunlight have solidified into this beech’s massive presence, which creates its own woodland world. I stand beneath the grandeur …

Environment

Alan Turing’s school report reveals little of his genius

Items from codebreaker’s life – and death – go on display at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge<p>In 1929, a teenager’s end-of-term report noted that his English reading was weak, his French prose was very weak, his essays grandiose beyond his abilities, and his mathematical promise undermined by his …

News

Brooks Museum director Emily Neff on proposed riverfront relocation

CLOSE<p>Memphis Brooks Museum of Art contemplates move to Downtown.<p>The 9:01 is a daily column on all things Memphis.<p><i>Good morning in Memphis, where we</i> …

'To Open My Legs Is To Open My Mouth': Deborah De Robertis' Radical Feminist Art

A French court determined last week that an artist who bared her vagina in front of the “Mona Lisa,” at the Louvre in Paris, <i></i>as part a performance piece last month was innocent of sexual exhibitionism, artnet News reports. The reason: the absence of any “material element of the crime.” In other …

Mead 2017: Chronicling Life in Rural Morocco in House in the Fields

Filmmaker Tala Hadid first visited Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains nearly 20 years ago, when the government was in the process of building a road that …

Natural History

Smithsonian museum to exhibit post from pipeline protest

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian is adding some history from the recent protests in North Dakota against the …

North Dakota

BBC Radio 4 - Living With The Gods, The Beginnings of Belief

Neil MacGregor, former Director of the British Museum, begins this series about the role and expression of shared beliefs with the Lion Man, a small ivory sculpture which is about 40 000 years old. The figure has a human body and the head of a lion - it is a being that cannot exist in nature. While …

History

Tray of Jeweled Daggers | Turkish | The Met

This opulent array of daggers belongs to a large group of flamboyant gem-studded weapons that were probably made in Istanbul in the waning years of …

Art Museums

‘Scenes of Solitude’ from Hudson River School Artists

ALBANY — The mere sight of 83 landscapes by the Hudson River School artists, assembled at the Albany Institute of History & Art for the first time in over 50 years, was enough to reduce one visitor to tears<b>.</b><p>“He was an older patron who was just really moved to see them finally together in one show,” …

The Arts

Melania Trump's staff costs taxpayers less than amount spent under Michelle Obama

Only four people were listed working for the FLOTUS as of June.

Donald Trump

Oral history interview with Arthur Espenet Carpenter, 2001 June 20-2001 September 4 | Archives of American Art

Transcript<p>Preface<p>The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with Arthur Espenet Carpenter on June 20 and …

The Arts

Inscribed by Sanemitsu | Pair of Stirrups (Abumi) | Japanese, Kashu | The Met

The form of these luxurious stirrups is known traditionally as <i>hato mune</i> (pigeon breast). They are completely covered with finely inlaid silver …

Art Museums

Stirrup | Mexican | The Met

This heavy iron cross-form stirrup is decorated in low relief with vegetal scrolls inhabited by lions, dogs and birds, motifs possibly inspired by …

Art Museums

Pair of Stirrups | Peruvian | The Met

These slipper stirrups, cast in bronze, mimic in metal the shape of a leather boot. They are decorated with vegetal scrolls inspired by European …

Art Museums

The Newseum Is Increasingly Relevant, but Can It Survive?

WASHINGTON — The front pages of newspapers telling of the 9/11 attacks are prominently on display at the Newseum here. Sixteen years later, their headlines still scream.<p>“AMERICA’S DARKEST DAY,” declares The Detroit Free Press, all in caps.<p>“‘EVIL ACTS,’” shouts The Miami Herald.<p>In a screening room …

The Arts

Fiber optic lines can double as earthquake detectors

You might not need an extensive sensor network or a host of volunteers to detect earthquakes in the future -- in fact, the lines supplying your internet access might do the trick. Researchers have developed technology that detects seismic activity through jiggling in fiber optic lines. Laser …

Technology (India)

Long-forgotten Rodin sculpture discovered in New Jersey town hall

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the corner of the council room of the town hall in Madison, New Jersey, sits a sculpture by Auguste Rodin that had been overlooked for years.<p>With no paperwork for the marble bust, no one at the Hartley Dodge Memorial, which serves as the town hall, had any idea of the treasure they had …

New Jersey

World's Best Realism Artists: Xinyu, Santos, Roberts, Georgopoulou, Carney, Serstinskaja, Greiciunas, Isokaanta And Hoffman

Realism artists from China, USA, Greece, Lithuania and Finland score highest in Category 34 of the 2017 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.<p>This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 CATEGORIES …

Artists

Marrakech’s Temple Of Yves Saint Laurent

In an interview before his death, Pierre Bergé said he hoped the new museum dedicated to his former partner, Yves Saint Laurent, would be seen ‘as a real cultural center.’<p>MARRAKECH – The Jardin Majorelle, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent's Marrakech gardens, have long been a celebration of …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Natural Selection May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Mutation To Die Out

In a world filled with natural disasters, war, and growing risk of incurable infections, one study is shining a little ray of hope that perhaps the …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Bird Could Actually Be Evolving to Eat From Bird Feeders

Adapting to modern times.<p>A little bird common in the United Kingdom is identical in almost every way to its counterparts across the North Sea in the …

Science

The Antibody Initiative -- Eradicating Smallpox

Eradicating Smallpox<p><b>To skip the text and go directly to the objects, CLICK HERE</b><p>A viral infection, smallpox spread along trade routes in Africa, Asia, …

Public Health

Doorjamb from a Temple of Ramesses II | New Kingdom, Ramesside | The Met

These colossal blocks come from a large gateway erected in commemoration of one of Ramesses II's royal jubilees. Two offering scenes are set one …

Ancient History

Natural Science Collections Facility to protect South Africa's mega biodiversity

The launch of the Natural Science Collections Facility is set to protect SA biodiversity and organise all research material in a virtual hub

South Africa

All About Our Golden State

You don't know the half of it. But you could look it up!<p>If you're at least moderately interested in the outdoors, you likely have a shelf or two of …

Nature

Traveling exhibit brings animation magic to Bishop Museum

Explore the world of animation with a new traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum.<p>“Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels,” open through Jan. 14, …

Hawaii

Review: “Wonderstruck” Is Visually Dazzling, But Ultimately Disappointing

Todd Haynes' adaptation of Brian Selznick's young adult novel is well-intentioned and gorgeously rendered, but overstuffed and underwhelming.<p>There’s …

Oscar Wilde

Zhao Zhiqian | Peony | China | Qing dynasty (1644–1911) | The Met

Zhao Zhiqian focused his commitment to calligraphic brushwork upon the genre of flower painting. Such images, with their sumptuous colors and …

China