Arts & Culture

First Museum Dedicated To Charlie Chaplin Opens In Geneva, Switzerland

Charlie Chaplin's home village in Geneva is now the home of a museum dedicated to the life and works of the artist. Find out more about Chaplin's World.

Arts & Culture April 18, 2016

Prehistoric Cave Artwork In France 10,000 Years Older Than First Thought

New analysis of the ancient artworks at Chauvet Cave has revealed that they are 10,000 years older than first thought. The prehistoric cave was discovered in 1994 in southern France and contained more than 1,000 images.

Arts & Culture April 15, 2016

Archaeologists Find 1,500-Year-Old Mummy Wearing Adidas Boots

Archaeologists found an ancient Mongolian mummy wearing a pair of well-preserved boots whose design resembles the Adidas logo. The mummy grave included several items such as a clay vase, iron kettle, four Mongolian coats and the carcass of a whole horse.

Arts & Culture April 13, 2016

2016 MTV Movie Awards: Here's A Complete List Of Winners

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards held in California on April 9 saw 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' walk away with three awards, including the prestigious Movie of The Year honors.

Arts & Culture April 11, 2016

J-Pop’s Lyrical School ‘Hacks' iPhones With Its Video for ‘Run and Run’

The video was shot in the vertical view, catered to fit a smartphone screen.

Arts & Culture April 6, 2016

Scientists Doubt Claims Of Hidden, Undiscovered Chambers In King Tut's Tomb

A Japanese radar technologist's scans on King Tut's tomb support the theory of hidden chambers, one of which could be the lost burial site of Queen Nefertiti. But radar experts doubt the claims and are asking for more evidence.

Arts & Culture April 1, 2016

Inscribed Ancient Slab Unearthed In Italy May Shed Light On Etruscan Religion, Culture

Archeologists unearthed a piece of stone with ancient inscriptions. This could shed light on ancient Etruscan culture, religion and worship.

Arts & Culture March 30, 2016

Non-Stick Pans? Not New. Experts Unearth Ancient Dumpsite Of Non-Stick Cookware In Italy

Those non-stick pans in your home are nothing new. An excavation in an ancient Roman dumpsite revealed they had been around since the time of Emperor Tiberius.

Arts & Culture March 29, 2016

Archeological Study Shows Shakespeare's Skull Is Missing: Other Famous Stolen Body Parts

A radar scan shows that William Shakespeare's skull has been stolen. He is not the only victim of grave robbing since many famous personalities suffered the same fate.

Arts & Culture March 28, 2016

Alas, Poor Yorick - Someone Stole Shakespeare's Head

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago. Now, a new study shows someone may have made off with his head long ago.

Arts & Culture March 26, 2016

Archaeologists Unearth Lost Medieval Castle In Glasgow

Scottish Water discovered two castles in Glasgow while laying the groundwork for a wastewater infrastructure upgrade. One is a castle that was used by 12th- or 13th-century bishops, and the other is a tower house, Partick Castle, that was constructed on the site in the 17th century after the earlier castle was demolished.

Arts & Culture March 24, 2016

Researchers Create World's First 3D Replica Of 3,000-Year-Old Chinese Oracle Bone

A 3,000-year-old Chinese oracle bone made history as the first artifact to have a high-resolution 3D image and replica. With its ease of use, 3D technology continues to aid experts and researchers in their studies.

Arts & Culture March 24, 2016

Shipwreck From Explorer Vasco da Gama's Fleet Found Off Oman Coast

Shipwreck believed to be part of Vasco da Gama's fleet was found off the coast of Oman. Investigations and analyses are still ongoing, but as per initial reports, the ship looks like Esmeralda, which was a ship led by da Gama's uncle, Vicente Sodré.

Arts & Culture March 15, 2016

‘Mein Kampf’ Personally Owned By Hitler Up For Auction

'Mein Kampf' contained Hitler’s anti-communist, anti-Semitic and ultra-nationalist ideologies. The Nazi leader’s personal copy of the book is set to hit the auction block this March.

Arts & Culture March 9, 2016

Gray Area To Auction Art Created By Google's Deep Dream Artificial Neural Network

Google Research and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is teaming up to bridge technology and art through DeepDream images. The limited edition artificial neural network 'artworks' will be auctioned off on Feb. 26.

Arts & Culture February 26, 2016

Barbie Drops Her Pink Convertible For A Hoverboard

Barbie has gone futuristic as Mattel introduced the Star Light Adventure RC Hoverboard RC at the annual International Toy Fair in New York. The remote-controlled toy is basically a pink and blue drone with the doll perched on top.

Arts & Culture February 15, 2016

Indiana State Museum Unveils 1829 Artifact Tied To Abraham Lincoln's Years In Indiana

Young Abraham Lincoln had used a bench mallet to construct furniture alongside his father. About 200 years later, the state museum in Indiana has loaned the relic and put it on display.

Arts & Culture February 15, 2016

Natural Wine Is The Hottest Trend In Winemaking Right Now: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

More winemakers are offering 'natural wines' lately and wine aficionados are into it, too. Find out what this growing trend in wineries is all about.

Arts & Culture February 13, 2016

Who Will Win A Grammy? Here Are Instagram's Predictions

Instagram has for the first time compiled a list of possible 2016 Grammy Awards winners. The list is based on the most talked about nominees on Instagram and pits Taylor Swift as the favorite to win Song and Album of the Year awards.

Arts & Culture February 12, 2016

2,000-Year-Old Cemetery Offers Clues About Human Migration To Imperial Rome

The ancient population of Imperial Rome had flourished at its peak. Among its people were migrants from surrounding cities and regions, experts said.

Arts & Culture February 11, 2016

Farmers In Ancient China Domesticated Wild Leopard Cats

Ancient farmers in China petted wild leopard cats whose species are different from today's modern house cats. Findings suggest that humans may have petted two different types of cats in the past.

Arts & Culture February 9, 2016

More Than 90 Percent Of College Students Prefer Reading Paper Books Over E-Books

A four-year survey found that 92 percent of university student still choose reading on paper instead of screen. E-books are definitely much cheaper, which is the main reason why most students get the digital copies instead of the traditional paper versions.

Arts & Culture February 5, 2016

Paul Rudd And Stephen Hawking Played Chess — Guess Who Won

The California Institute of Technology released a video today of the actor and physicist dueling at an age-old game, with a quantum twist.

Arts & Culture January 27, 2016

Eight Egyptian Museum Employees Face Trial For Damaging King Tut Mask

Eight employees of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo are now facing trial for allegedly damaging the famed mask of King Tutankhamun in 2014. The employees are currently charged with gross negligence.

Arts & Culture January 25, 2016

Google Honors The Man Who Invented The Scoville Scale

The scale measures the spicy-heat of peppers, from jalapeños to ghost peppers.

Arts & Culture January 22, 2016

Want To Improve Your Writing Skills? Typing Slowly Encourages Better Writing, Study Finds

Typing slowly may help improve one's writing skills. Researchers found that students who wrote essays using only one hand wrote better than those who wrote with two hands.

Arts & Culture January 22, 2016

Tribal Chief Calls For Effort To Save Indigenous Languages From Extinction

Canadian tribal chief Edward John called for urgent action to revive indigenous languages, many of which are on the verge of extinction. A spoken language, according to the United Nations, is disappearing every two weeks or less.

Arts & Culture January 22, 2016

Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty And The Beast Date Back Thousands Of Year: Fairy Tales Older Than Bible, Greek Myths

Many renowned fairy tales predate the Bible, Greek and Roman mythology, and even modern European languages today, said a new study. Some of the oldest ones were traced back 6,000 years – likely told in ancient tongues long forgotten.

Arts & Culture January 20, 2016

A Peek Inside The World Of Adult Coloring Books

Adult coloring books have been steadily growing in popularity among online shoppers who often wait weeks for sold-out bestsellers featuring intricate designs of mandalas, gardens and scenes from hit movies and TV shows.

Arts & Culture January 20, 2016

France Shuts Down Backdoor Encryption Amendment

The French government reconsidered the idea of backdoor encryption once again after an amendment was introduced — and promptly shut it down.

Arts & Culture January 14, 2016

Intel Plans To Bring A Royal Shakespeare Company Production To Life With Core Processors

In honor of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, the Royal Shakespeare Company is teaming up with Intel Imaginarium Studios to bring one of the Bard's most beloved plays to life, all with the help of some core processors (and possibly a hologram or two).

Arts & Culture January 11, 2016

Comics Historian Rand Hoppe Makes His Case For A Jack Kirby Museum On NYC's Lower East Side

The Jack Kirby Museum is currently situated online and consists of an extensive digital archive of original works drawn from private collectors and the Kirby family.

Arts & Culture January 5, 2016

Century-Old Artifacts Uncovered At Mawson's Huts In Antarctica

Explorers uncovered century-old artifacts in Mawson's Huts in Antarctica. The snow-covered historic site housed personal items of past explorers, including a wool balaclava, which the expedition chief said was the 'highlight' of the discovery.

Arts & Culture January 4, 2016

A Giant 'Warcraft' Exhibit Just Opened Up At This Chinese Mall

The 'Legendary Warcraft Experience' is a massive free movie-themed exhibit that just opened in China. The mall tour is set to promote the upcoming 'Warcraft' movie scheduled for release in June.

Arts & Culture January 2, 2016

Remembering Science Fiction Writer George Clayton Johnson

George Clayton Johnson wrote some of the most memorable science fiction stories to grace the small screen. Check out some of his works and pay homage to the man who may have passed away but whose stories will live on.

Arts & Culture December 31, 2015

King Tut's Wet Nurse May Have Been His Sister Meritaten: Archeologist

Egyptian officials said Tutankhamun's wet nurse might have been his sister Princess Meritaten. The wet nurse's tomb was opened to the media on Dec. 20 ahead of its official public opening in January 2016.

Arts & Culture December 22, 2015

Far-Out Gifts For Fanatical Fans From NYC's Forbidden Planet

Valentine Chhann, Toy buyer for Forbidden Planet NYC, offers five sure-fire gift picks for pop-culture vultures.

Arts & Culture December 17, 2015

Japanese Washlet Maker Toto Opens $60 Million Toilet Museum

If you ever find yourself in Japan, you should definitely visit the $60 million toilet museum opened by Washlet maker Toto. The museum features tons of strange and fascinating things about the high-tech toilet Washlet.

Arts & Culture December 17, 2015

Adventurous Professor 3D-Scans The World’s Oldest Ham And Peanut

The replicas will help museum curators to track their aging, as well as provide a hands-on experience for visitors.

Arts & Culture December 15, 2015

102-Story Skyscraper With Fantastical Design Proposed For New York City

New York architect Mark Foster Gage presented his concept proposal for a 102-story skyscraper that features a regal, yet futuristic design.

Arts & Culture December 14, 2015

Dolly Parton Plans To Bury A Time Capsule With An Unreleased Track No One Will Hear Until 2046

Dolly Parton intends to bury a time capsule within the grounds of her theme park, Dollywood, that contains an unreleased track — and if everything goes her way, it won't be heard until 2046.

Arts & Culture December 11, 2015

New Banksy Graffiti Depicts Steve Jobs As A Syrian Refugee

Street artist Banksy revealed a new piece of art in the Syrian refugee camp known as 'the Jungle' that features Steve Jobs as a refugee.

Arts & Culture December 11, 2015

Archaeologists Find Biblical-Era Seal Of King Hezekiah In Jerusalem

An ancient, biblical-era seal believed to be used by King Hezekiah during 700 B.C. was deciphered by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Experts said the discovery of the seal adds further knowledge about the king.

Arts & Culture December 6, 2015

Archeologists Find 3500-Year-Old Fence In Egypt

Archeologists found a giant 3,500-year-old fence at the site of an ancient capital in the northern Nile Delta region, according to Egypt's antiquities minister. The ancient fence in Egypt is said to be sandstone-made and at least 1,640 feet long.

Arts & Culture November 27, 2015

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