Researchers find earliest use of flowers in burial rite
Experts find remains of England's King Richard III (Update 4)
He was king of England, but for centuries he lay without shroud or coffin in an unknown grave, and his name became a byword for villainy.
X-ray techniques help art historians verify Rembrandt sketch
Computer scientist cracks mysterious 'Copiale Cipher'
The manuscript seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols and Roman letters meticulously covering 105 yellowing pages, hidden in the depths of an academic archive.
Is the Mona Lisa a Self-Portrait?
Secret behind the composition of the varnish on Stradivari violins revealed
(PhysOrg.com) -- Antonio Stradivari is the most famous instrument maker of all time. He was especially famous for his violins, which he produced in Cremona from about 1665 until his death in 1737. In particular, ...
Team finds new way to use X-rays to probe properties of solid materials
Without the currently available plethora of X-ray methods, basic research in the physical sciences would be unthinkable. The methods are used in solid state physics, in the analysis of biological structures, ...
X-rays paint a picture of Picasso's pigments
(Phys.org) —Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, having pioneered a variety of new styles in painting, sculpture, and other artistic forms. Besides ...
Researchers: We may have found a fabled sunstone (Update)
A rough, whitish block recovered from an Elizabethan shipwreck may be a sunstone, the fabled crystal believed by some to have helped Vikings and other medieval seafarers navigate the high seas, researchers ...
Mysterious Rembrandt: X-ray analysis of detailed mock-up shows how to reveal hidden paintings
A sophisticated X-ray technology is paving the way to uncover the secrets of a 380-year-old Rembrandt masterpiece. Underneath the "Old Man in Military Costume", painted by the Dutch artist in the years 1630-31, ...
Researchers track global dispersion of chickens throughout history using DNA
European style stone tools suggest Stone Age people actually discovered America
MtDNA tests trace all modern horses back to single ancestor 140,000 years ago
Capturing the fugitive... in art
(PhysOrg.com) -- What do Winslow Homer's For to Be a Farmer's Boy (1887) and Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1889) have in common?