iPad art gains recognition in new Hockney exhibit
Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain's most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush that he uses to swipe across a touch screen ...
New app turns Van Gogh fans into art detectives
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum on Thursday launched a new app for tablets allowing users to turn "art detective" when looking at the Dutch master's paintings.
Higher lead levels may lie just below soil surface
A newly published analysis of data from hundreds of soil samples from 31 properties around southern Rhode Island finds that the lead concentration in soil at the surface is not always a reliable indicator ...
Spain museum uses robot to spot cracks in artwork
In the basement of Madrid's Reina Sofia museum, a giant robotic machine painstakingly scans a painting by Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miro, slowly snapping hundreds of microscopic shots.
Professor discovers new use for laser in art world
A U.S. professor who developed a laser to study melanoma has discovered a new use for it: uncovering what's underneath artwork without damaging the pieces.
Boat owners can fight barnacles with new eco-friendly method
Barnacles can be found in all marine environments and are a major problem for both small boats and large ships. Barnacles accumulate on the hulls and can reduce the fuel economy of a vessel by up to 40 per ...
A tandem-horned rhino from the Late Miocene of China reveals origin of the unicorn elasmothere
Although modern Indian and Javan rhinos have a single horn on their noses, the extinct one-horned rhino Elasmotherium was a source of the unicorn legend because it had a two meter-long horn on its forehe ...
Why do appetizers matter more when you're dining out with friends?
First impressions of experiences have a greater impact when consumers share the experience with others, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Przewalski's horses roaming China's plains again
In the harsh desert steppe of far northwestern China five prehistoric-looking Przewalski's horses, once classed as extinct in the wild, emerge from the endless plains.
Research on 1,000 paintings makes hundreds of new discoveries
New research and detailed records of over 1,000 paintings have gone online as part of an ongoing project to research over 22,000 artworks held in public collections around the UK.
'Tracking in Caves': On the trail of pre-historic man
In remote caves of the Pyrenees, lie precious remnants of the Ice Age undisturbed: foot and hand prints of prehistoric hunters. The tracks have remained untouched for millennia and are in excellent condition. Dr. Tilman Lenssen-Erz ...
Conductive paint lands in pens and pots for creatives
Scientists announce Top 10 New Species from 2012
An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just three of the newly discovered top 10 species selected by the International Institute for ...
Tandem-horned rhino from the Late Miocene of northwestern China reveals origin of the unicorn Elasmothere
Transition of a nasal horn to a frontal horn in elasmotheres has been difficult to explain, because a major transformational gap exists between nasal-horned ancestors and frontal-horned descendants. In a ...