X-ray imaging reveals why this 17th century painted yellow rose misplaced its luster

Enlarge / The pigments used to create the yellow rose in Abraham Mignon’s Nonetheless Life with Flowers and a Watch have degraded, giving the rose a flatter look—the other of… Read more

X-rays reveal secrets and techniques of 14th-century tomb of England’s notorious Black Prince

Enlarge / Effigy of Edward of Woodstock, aka the Black Prince, in Canterbury Cathedral. (credit score: Josep Renalias/CC BY-SA 2.5) Guests to Canterbury Cathedral can view the effigy of a… Read more

Examine sheds new gentle on polar explorer’s ultimate hours, 100+ years later

Enlarge / Danish explorer Jørgen Brønlund’s petroleum burner was present in 1973. Brønlund and two compatriots died in 1907 throughout an expedition to Greenland. (credit score: Jørn Ladegaard) Over 100… Read more