Leonardo da Vinci definitely did not sculpt the Flora bust

"It is machination, it is deception," said the director general of the Berlin Royal Museums in his defense when criticized for buying a fake. Wilhelm Bode did not budge an inch: The sculpture he acquired in 1909 was an as-yet ...

Reconstructing historical typhoons from a 142-year record

In recent years, strong TCs have been making landfalls in Japan, such as Typhoon Jebi in 2018, which severely hit the Kinki region, and Typhoon Hagibis in 2019, which severely hit eastern Japan. While Japan has suffered from ...

Density, equity, and the history of epidemics in New York City

New York City's current responses to COVID-19 have a lot in common with the long history of epidemics that have devastated the health and well-being of the city's population. Today, as during the epidemics that scourged New ...

Big money goes around the world

Music is big business. It has been since the advent of the sheet music industry in the 19th Century and the ensuing piracy scandals, right through the invention of radio, recorded music, and the usurping of the family piano ...

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