In Brief

Post image for Egypt Bans Teen Who Climbed and Took Photos Atop the Great Pyramid of Giza

One teenager’s daredevil stunt to procure aerial photographs and video of the Egyptian desert has earned him a lifelong ban from the country.

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Post image for Beautifully Preserved Roman Fresco Discovered Under London Street

Deer nibbling on fruit trees, blue-feathered birds, and a vine winding around a candelabra adorn an astonishingly well-preserved 1st-century Roman fresco that archaeologists have just discovered in London.

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Post image for Erased Nude Discovered in a Leonardo da Vinci Notebook

It seems like there’s always something new to discover in the thousands of pages of notes and drawings left behind by Leonardo da Vinci, whether it’s a sketch for an early refrigerator or an illustration of a viola organista fusing a piano with a stringed instrument.

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Post image for Damien Hirst Is Building a Batcave Beneath His Historic London Mansion

Damien “World’s Richest Living Artist” Hirst is expanding his historic home facing London’s tony Regent’s Park, though you won’t notice much of a change at street level.

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Post image for Neigh-sayer Calls Foal Play, Asks Family to Pony Up for Snapping Selfie with Her Horse

The owner of a horse that photobombed a contest-winning selfie, snapped by a three-year-old boy of him and his father, is demanding a share of the prize, arguing that the family should have asked her for permission prior to taking the photograph.

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Post image for Are You Sitting Down? Meet Archelis, the Wearable Chair of the Future

Archelis, a futuristic new “wearable chair” by Japan’s Hiroaki Nishimura Design, provides workers with a healthy middle ground between deadly all-day sitting and tiring all-day standing.

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Post image for Saudi Arabia Downgrades Poet’s Death Sentence to 8 Years in Jail and 800 Lashes

A court in Saudi Arabia has overturned the death sentence given to Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh last November on charges of publicly renouncing Islam, but the new terms of his punishment are also extremely savage.

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Post image for A Kiddie Pool and Kaleidoscopic Canopy Come to MoMA PS1 This Summer

Every summer for the past 17 years, the Young Architects Program has chosen a designer to transform MoMA PS1’s courtyard in Long Island City, Queens with a temporary installation.

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Post image for New Hieronymus Bosch Painting Discovered in Kansas City

The largest Hieronymus Bosch exhibition ever organized, set to open in two weeks in the Dutch master’s hometown in the Netherlands, will now be even bigger.

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Post image for Badly Photoshopped Photo Wins Nikon Award and Internet Freaks Out

Hastily photoshopping a graphic of an airplane into a shot of some abstracted architecture could win you a Nikon prize.

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