Mysterious chemical reaction is destroying Van Gogh paintings
Mysterious chemical reaction is destroying Van Gogh paintings
The work of Vincent Van Gogh may be among the greatest artistic achievements in human history, but barely a century after his death his work is already starting to fade. The bright yellows of his paintings are turning to a murky brown. But this isn't any ordinary decay - and scientists used a particle accelerator to figure out the previously-unknown chemical reaction that is slowly destroying the works of the Dutch master. picked by bingo 1 month ago
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 All 902 letters from Vincent van Gogh Online
All 902 letters from Vincent van Gogh Online
A complete and well-linked collection of the 902 letters Vincent van Gogh wrote.

This was recently published as a book as well, but the online version is free. picked by Ankabout 1 year ago
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 Portrait of Woman Revealed Beneath Van Gogh Painting
Portrait of Woman Revealed Beneath Van Gogh Painting
A previously unknown portrait of a woman by Vincent van Gogh has been revealed in a high-tech look beneath another of his paintings, it was announced today. picked by jhordie 3 years ago
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 Stolen Paintings Found
Stolen Paintings Found
Police found paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet that were among four paintings worth $163 million stolen from a private museum in a Feb. 10 armed robbery.

The original post about the heist is here. picked by MandolinOrange 3 years ago
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 Toad solution: Scare them to death!
Toad solution: Scare them to death!
Scientists may have found the key to managing cane toads: scaring them to death. Professor Rob Capon is heading a group of scientists who believe they may be close to identifying an "alarm chemical'' in toad tadpoles that could be used to control the toxic pest. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Amazing Chemical Reactions
Amazing Chemical Reactions
A Top 10 list of Chemical Reactions from List Universe. picked by DemureArt 3 years ago
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 1 in 3 Art Students Can’t Tell Famous Paintings from Paintings by Monkeys
1 in 3 Art Students Can’t Tell Famous Paintings from Paintings by Monkeys
Psychologists at Boston University paired paintings by famous abstract expressionists with paintings by a child, monkey, chimpanzee, gorilla, and elephant. They presented the images side by side and asked students to judge which painting was of higher quality. One-third of the time, the art students chose the work of children and animals. picked by zircon77777 2 weeks ago
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 Rare van Gogh letters offer insight
Rare van Gogh letters offer insight
Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh had a simple philosophy for producing good work - "you have to eat well, be well housed, have a scr*w from time to time, smoke your pipe and drink your coffee in peace." picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 A single chemical separates humans from closest relatives, and could be linked to many of our most debilitating illnesses
A single chemical separates humans from closest relatives, and could be linked to many of our most debilitating illnesses
Our inability to produce a chemical present in every other primate may be linked to a series of chronic diseases. Roger Highfield explains more. picked by karenben 3 years ago
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 "Amazing" Rock Art May Revise Australian History Books
"Amazing" Rock Art May Revise Australian History Books
Thousands of Aborigine rock paintings discovered in the remote ranges of northern Australia may force a rewrite of the nation's history books. That's because the art—which ranges from 15,000 years old to 50 years old—depicts contact with other cultures possibly centuries before the arrival of the British. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks
Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks
The Princeton University Library has a wonderful (albeit creepy) collection of life and death masks of several people which made their mark in human history. Very interesting, especially when you compare it to paintings or other known images of those same individuals.
[I still can't figure why I can't upload thumbnails...] picked by palmieres 12 months ago
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 Coaches Spike Wrestler's Water with Chemical as Prank
Coaches Spike Wrestler's Water with Chemical as Prank
Two coaches, who have now been fired, mixed in a chemical used in diapers to help water absorption, into a wrestler's Gatorade bottle placing the student at risk.

I really don't see this as a prank, I see this as a way for the district to lesson what these coaches did. picked by MUPpetMAKer 3 years ago
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 10 Awesome Images That Are Actually Paintings [PICS]
10 Awesome Images That Are Actually Paintings [PICS]
At first I thought most of these images were photos.

They are all inspiring paintings from some amazing artists and I recommend you check out the rest of their work by clicking on the links. picked by iamamaniac 2 years ago
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 Scientists create energy-burning brown fat in mice
Scientists create energy-burning brown fat in mice
Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have shown that they can engineer mouse and human cells to produce brown fat, a natural energy-burning type of fat that counteracts obesity. If such a strategy can be developed for use in people, the scientists say, it could open a novel approach to treating obesity and diabetes. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Rocket fuel chemical found in baby formula
Rocket fuel chemical found in baby formula
Traces of a chemical used in rocket fuel were found in samples of powdered baby formula, and could exceed what's considered a safe dose for adults if mixed with water also contaminated with the ingredient. picked by kakana 2 years ago
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 Unseen Van Gogh painting found using new Xray technique
Unseen Van Gogh painting found using new Xray technique
It amounts to the biggest single art find: a host of unseen works by masters old and new, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh and Picasso. picked by HamburgerBarbie 2 years ago
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 Audiovisual paintings by Osada Genki
Audiovisual paintings by Osada Genki
Osada Genki, a physicist turned painter and ambient noise artist, creates highly textural, abstract audiovisual paintings using snippets of altered video — often of human faces and forms — smothered under thick layers of kaleidoscopic digital glitchiness and wrapped in lush, gritty soundscapes. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Van Gogh, Monet art goes in $90M heist
Van Gogh, Monet art goes in $90M heist
Works by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh were stolen from an art foundation's gallery in Zurich, Switzerland. picked by dollyllama 3 years ago
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 Mysterious figure ‘spotted’
Mysterious figure ‘spotted’
A mysterious figure resembling a human being was sighted on the Doha Corniche’s parking lot, according to a report published in a local Arabic daily. picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Amazing Digital Paintings Updated Daily
Amazing Digital Paintings Updated Daily
Some absolutely amazing pieces here. My favortie is HungOver. picked by LatueOfStiberty 4 years ago
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 Animated Short Made From 6000 Paintings
Animated Short Made From 6000 Paintings [video]
What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually prove... read full post picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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