Surrealist Salvador Dali cookbook released after 40 years

At the age of 7, surrealist genius Salvador Dali wanted to become a chef. It’s a good thing he didn’t.

Artist Christo Guelov designs colorful street crossings to brighten your day

Bulgarian artist Christo Guelov turned boring pedestrian crossings into works of art.

Artist turns abandoned thrash into beautiful animal sculptures to remind us of pollution

From trash to art.

Using Mathematical Functions to Create Stunning Animations

Mathematics is a very powerful tool to create beautiful works of art.

Glowing DNA origami used to recreate Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

The end result is a perfect example of what can happen when art meets science.

Biochemist resurrects ancient trilobites by 3D printing them in metal

We’ve talked about 3D printing being useful in fields like engineering or medicine, but in the right hands it can create amazing pieces of art and bring back to life creatures gone for hundreds of millions of years.

This beauty is the world’s newest shade of blue, and it could be revolutionary

Not only does it look gorgeous, but it also has many remarkable properties that could transform the way artists work.

The medieval elephant was partly horse, partly dog, totally hilarious

There were some pretty epic works of art made throughout the Middle Ages and especially the Renaissance. But these elephants are not among them.

Beautiful Kinetic Artwork Sorts River Stones by Age

Fulfilling the job that scientists and unlucky undergrads have been doing for years, the kinetic machine Jller selects and sorts pebbles found on a 6 1/2 x 13 foot platform into a grid organized by geologic age. Without any assistance, the machine analyzes rocks based on their shape and sizes, understand their correct placement and transports them to the right place on

Theremin: the electronic instrument you play without touching anything

The theremin is a unique musical instrument which involves two antennas and which you can play with your bare hands, without touching anything. We’ll talk about its history, the working principle and how you can play/build your own.

Visualizing the motions of Kung Fu [video]

Designer Tobias Gremmler (more videos here) wanted to catch the movements of kung fu on film – just the moves, without the people. Devoid of humans, kung fu simply becomes a chain of melodic movements, a study of applied physics in digital form. The results are stunning, and they make for great wallpapers too!

Artist uses plants as stencils for beautiful, delicate tattoos

It’s the perfect tattoo for people who forget to water their plants: Ukrainian illustrator and tattoo artist Rita Zolotukhina creates “botanical fingerprints”, using actual plants for designs. To create the tattoos, she dips the plants in ink, then presses them on the customer’s body, basing the tattoo on this imprint – much like a stencil. “We don’t know the definitive look when

The solar system brought down to scale in Nevada desert

Every picture you’re likely to see of it shows planets and moons too close together prevents you from getting a feel of the size of our solar system. A group of friends plans to change that, however.

The new Rembrandt: Computer creates new “Rembrandt painting”

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is one of the most talented and famous artists in human history. It’s been almost four centuries since he created his unique masterpieces. Now, a team of artists, researchers and programmers wanted to see if they can create a new Rembrandt painting – through a computer algorithm.

This is the oldest song in history: a 3,400-year-old hymn

Music etched in clay tablets more than 3,400 years ago in Syria was recorded. This is the oldest song thus far, researchers say.

When Science and Poetry go out for lunch: the Best Science Limericks

Limericks are a very specific type of poetry that emerged in England in the early years of the 18th century. It was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century although curiously, he didn’t coin the term “limerick”, and we don’t know where it came from. Your units are wrong! cried the teacher. Your church weighs six joules — what a

Artists literally shine a mask on a Japanese beauty’s face using projection mapping

It’s hard not to love video mapping, especially if you’ve seen a show up close and personal.

The Human Library lets you check out people, not books

‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ right about sums up the Human Library Project. The concept is simple, but very powerful: instead of checking out books, you sit with a random stranger for half an hour and listen to his life story. Titles include Child Of The Holocaust Survivors, The Gypsy Tale, Iraq War Veteran, or Orphanage Boy. Just like a book, you’ll be exposed to a unique experience, only you’ll also interact with the author, ask questions and learn much more.

Why getting a tattoo hurts — the science behind inking

Humans have tattooed themselves since times immemorial to celebrate gods, show social standing, for medicinal purposes or just to look good. And since the dawn of this controversial form of art, people have endured excruciating pain to adorn their body with ink; but why does tattooing hurt so much?

Hidden portrait found under the Mona Lisa

In what reads like the headline for a modern mystery novel, a researcher has found a hidden portrait under the Mona Lisa – or so he claims.