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Dave Yoder / AFP - Getty Images National Geographic Fellow Maurizio Seracini and his team view footage captured by the endoscope behind the Vasari wall at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. By Philip Pullella, Reuters Art researchers and scientists said on Monday that a high-tech project using tiny video probes has uncovered evidence that a fresco by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci lost for five centuries may still exist behind a wall of Florence's city hall. "Together with art historians and scientists combining historical evidence and technology, this research team has unlocked a mystery that has been with us for more than 500 years," said Terry Garcia, an executive vice president of the U.S. National Geographic Society, which sponsored the research.
The Outlook magazine report on tapping of phones of prominent politicians by the National Technical Research Organisation has kicked up a huge storm. The government is under fire and legal experts are of the opinion that it is clearly violative of Article 21 of the Constitution, which very clearly mandates that protection ought to be given to life and liberty. In this context, it would be interesting to note a very important judgment of the Supreme Court that had clearly stated that the right to hold a telephone conversation in private at home or at an office will come under the provisions of right to privacy and a telephone conversation is an important part of a person's private life.
Matthew Hawkins – 410 days The South Korean government is considering another law to further curb rampant game playing and Internet addiction among its youth. Dubbed the "Cooling Off" system, it aims to regulate the amount of time a student spends with video games in a 24-hour period. If passed, it will join the "Shutdown Law," in effect since last November, which also targets gamers age 16 and under, but is far more restrictive in that it prohibits gaming between midnight and 6 a.m.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - As she walked through the door, Sabrina Parker's big hazel eyes flared with surprise and she raised a hand to her mouth to stifle a gasp. She was a huge fan of the "Twilight" book and movie series, and her friends and family had transformed this greasy garage into a Sweet 16's dream. Homemade strobe lights illuminated walls decorated like the night sky and plastered with cast posters. All around were balloons in red, white and black. An enormous cake, iced to look like the chess board on one of the book jackets, held 16 blazing candles.
Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous.
by Lisa Wade, PhD , Sep 22, 2010, at 10:52 am An anonymous reader sent us a link to Alan Taylor’s flickr set , where he documents shifts in a children’s book, Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever, between 1963 and 1991. First, the book took out two stereotypical visual references to “Indians”: Second, they added a reference to Channukah alongside Christmas;
An inquisitive family have uncovered a bizarre church which has been hidden under their Victorian home in Shropshire for 100 years. The Farla family made the discovery while investigating what was under a metre-long rectangle metal grid in their hallway.