Pigeons As Art Critics

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The top 10 images are those that were seen as “good” pictures, while the bottom 10 were the “bad” pictures.

Pigeons could be art critics yet, according to a new study which shows that like humans, pigeons can be trained to tell the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ paintings. According to Professor Shigeru Watanabe from Keio University in Japan, pigeons use both color and pattern cues to judge the paintings’ beauty as defined by humans, as well as their texture.

 

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Prehistoric Cave Paintings Made By Women As Well As Men

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The Spotted Horses is believed to be created by female hands

For thousands of years, these artworks have been credited as the genius of cave men.  Scientists believed these artistic visions were dreamed up and executed by male hands.  But after more than 25,000 years, the results of a recent study have indicated prehistoric female artists also helped to create the famous ‘Spotted Horses’ cave mural and various others.

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Litracon – See-Through, Light-Transmitting Concrete

Litracon - See-Through, Light-Transmitting 

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Concrete has a sometimes-bad reputation as a harsh, rigid, cold-to-the-touch and straight-edged material. Litracon is doing a great deal to change that image of concrete through a score of creative and sustainable applications for their patented light-transmitting concrete. (Pics)

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