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38,000 year-old engravings confirm ancient origins of technique used by Seurat, Van Gogh

A newly discovered trove of 16 engraved and otherwise modified limestone blocks, created 38,000 years ago, confirms the ancient origins of the pointillist techniques later adopted by 19th and 20th century artists such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, and Roy Lichtenstein.

Just Like Van Gogh: Prehistoric Artists Used Pointillist Technique

The artistic techniques used by Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat were considered groundbreaking in their day, but a recent discovery in southwestern France shows that people were using similar artistic methods about 38,000 years ago, a new study finds.

Prehistoric Van Goghs: Artists Used Pointillism 38,000 Years Ago | Video

Nineteenth-century artists, such as Georges Seurat and Vincent van Gogh, weren't the first to use pointillism, according to a discovery of 38,000-year-old decorated limestone tablets in France.

How Ancient Neanderthal DNA Still Influences Our Genes Today

Far from being silent remnants, Neanderthal genes play a profound role in how modern human genes are expressed

The greatest danger asteroids pose to us is not from the impact

If an asteroid hits a major city, only 3 per cent of the casualties will be from the crater it forms – most will be from overheated air and high winds

Why Don't Ticks Die of Lyme Disease?

A mystery that has long been bugging us may be solved.

US Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise: Here Are the Numbers to Know

The rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States continues to rise, with a particularly sharp spike in heroin-related deaths in recent years.

Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness Experts

We still don’t know why our minds seem so determined to exit the present moment, but researchers have a few ideas

Battle of the Sexes: Who Sweats More?

Do men sweat more than women? Turns out, body size and shape is a better indicator of sweat than sex.

9 quotes that tell the dramatic story of supersonic flight

From the germ of an idea, to commercial reality – and beyond. New Scientist has been covering air travel at faster than the speed of sound for over 40 years

Bristol and BT collaborate on massive MIMO trials for 5G wireless

(University of Bristol) The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT, one of the world's leading providers of communications services.

NASA's Webb Telescope team prepares for earsplitting acoustic test

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared for the acoustic test on the telescope.

A Killer Spin: Table Tennis Gets 'First' Robotic Coach

The record-breaking robot teaches humans how to play table tennis.

A revolutionary atom-thin semiconductor for electronics

A two-dimensional material developed by Bayreuth physicist Prof. Dr. Axel Enders together with international partners could revolutionize electronics.

Ancient Pictish Murder Victim's Face Digitally Recreated | Video

Scientists at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) at the University of Dundee in Australia digitally recreated the face of a Pictish man murdered about 1,400 years ago in Scotland.

Interactive health apps may inspire healthy behaviors, but watch the tone

(Penn State) Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good -- but controlled -- communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, according to researchers. However, if their tone is conversational, these tools may lull users into a false sense of comfort, they add. Show More Summary

Tissue-engineered model developed to study bone-invading tumor

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have used tissue engineering to create models for studying the bone-destroying activity of tumors such as the aggressive pediatric cancer Ewing's sarcoma.

Two types of sensors that provide information on vineyard water status are designed

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Researchers at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre have designed two types of sensors whose technologies allow information on the water status of the vineyard to be obtained by means of innovative methods. The work has been developed by a NUP/UPNA multidisciplinary team in collaboration with various Navarrese companies.

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