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New research reveals the physics behind the darkening of yellow pigments in old paintings.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The braided ribbon on a maypole can be analyzed using a type of math called group theory.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Dressmakers are exceptional at judging distances, while dentists and surgeons are no better than the rest of us.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Origami’s easier, less complicated cousin.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Interior designers are turning to experiments, using psychology and physics to come up with the best spaces for health -- and productivity.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Technology in optics may have helped artists throughout history to surpass their predecessors in execution, but true artistry lies in vision as well as skill.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A solitary walker, Lord Voldemort, an erupting volcano and more are conjured from close-up pictures of materials.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

Newton’s laws of motion help create spiraling artwork.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

Scientists use animal images to study the region's environmental history.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

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