How ancient art influenced modern art – Felipe Galindo

How ancient art influenced modern art – Felipe Galindo

The term modern art sounds like it means art that is popular at the moment, but in fact, modern art is a style that originated over 150 years ago, and includes artists that by now have attained classic status, such…

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain? On the outside, they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the precise and practiced movements required.…

Are ghost ships real? – Peter B. Campbell

Are ghost ships real? – Peter B. Campbell

One foggy morning in 1884, the British steamer “Rumney” crashed into the French ship “Frigorifique.” Seeing their ship filling with water, the French crew climbed aboard the “Rumney.” But as they sailed towards the nearest port, a silent form suddenly…

The myth of Cupid and Psyche – Brendan Pelsue

The myth of Cupid and Psyche – Brendan Pelsue

“Beauty is a curse,” Psyche thought as she looked over the cliff’s edge where she’d been abandoned by her father. She’d been born with the physical perfection so complete that she was worshipped as a new incarnation of Venus, the…

The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice – Brendan Pelsue

The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice – Brendan Pelsue

It was the perfect wedding, the guests thought. The groom was Orpheus, the greatest of all poets and musicians. The bride Eurydice, a wood nymph. Anyone could tell the couple was truly and deeply in love. Suddenly, Eurydice stumbled, then…

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus – Amy Adkins

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus – Amy Adkins

In mythological ancient Greece, soaring above Crete on wings made from wax and feathers, Icarus, the son of Daedalus, defied the laws of both man and nature. Ignoring the warnings of his father, he rose higher and higher. To witnesses…

Why is Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” considered a masterpiece? – James Earle

Why is Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” considered a masterpiece? – James Earle

Is she turning towards you or away from you? No one can agree. She’s the mysterious subject of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring,” a painting often referred to as the ‘Mona Lisa of the North.’ Belonging…

Why is it so hard to cure cancer? – Kyuson Yun

Why is it so hard to cure cancer? – Kyuson Yun

Why is it so difficult to cure cancer? We’ve harnessed electricity, sequenced the human genome, and eradicated small pox. But after billions of dollars in research, we haven’t found a solution for a disease that affects more than 14 million…