Petroglyph National Monument, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.
Have you ever tried to make shadow images with your hands? Fun, isn’t it? Here, taken from a booklet, this page of instruction shows how to make 12 different shadow shapes with just your hands and a handkerchief.
A citizen science project called Calbug, which launched this week, hopes to recruit volunteers to help digitize field notes for more than a million insect and spider specimens held by nine natural history museums in California.
Put on a Bach concerto and close your eyes. Now picture a color. What color do you see? If it’s a fast Bach concerto in a major key, it’s likely you’ll picture a color that’s more saturated and brighter — like a red or a yellow.
Why does music make us feel happy or sad? Or angry or romantic? How can simple sound waves cause so much emotion? I went from my comfy chair to the streets of Austin to investigate how it might be written into our neuroscience and evolution. Modern neuroscience says our brains may be wired to pick certain emotions out of music because they remind us of how people move!
One day, like a surprise gift, a new app appeared on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. It’s Paper Artist and I so enjoy playing with it right now. The easy-to-use app allows your image to have various stylized visual effects.
What happens when a dream you've held since childhood … doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself.