Dr. Jim Denison

Finding the Rosetta Stone and putting your face on a superhero toy

Pierre Bouchard changed the world on this day in 1799. Bouchard was one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers. When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, he took along a group of scholars and instructed them to seize all important cultural artifacts for France. Bouchard, aware of this order, found a basalt stone at a fort near Rosetta …

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Finding a hidden van Gogh: Three reasons to live for the unseen world

A self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh has been found hidden behind one of his paintings. According to the National Galleries of Scotland, art conservators made the discovery, believed to be the first for a UK institution, during an X-ray examination of van Gogh’s 1885 work, “Head of a Peasant Woman.” Van Gogh often reused his …

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1-in-30 million orange lobster spared by Red Lobster

“Sometimes ordinary miracles happen, and Cheddar is one of them.” This is how Mario Roque, a manager at a Florida Red Lobster restaurant, explained the story you’re about to read. The team at a Hollywood, Florida, Red Lobster received a shipment of live lobsters recently in which they found one with a bright orange hue. …

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