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Home Is Where The Tiny House Is: The 130-square-foot "Fencl" is one of the (very) small homes offered by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company in California. The homes are available for purchase ready-made, but plenty of DIYers are choosing to construct their own.
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company
The Separation of Light From Darkness was one of the last Sistine Chapel frescoes painted by Michelangelo. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say they've found in the lines of the character's neck an anatomically correct drawing of a brainstem.
Copyright 2010, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Gods On High ... Or Gods Are High? A curious piece of fruit in the bottom right-hand corner of Sandro Botticelli's Venus and Mars has caught the eye of art historian David Bellingham. He suspects that the 15th century master depicted the deities lounging with the hallucinogenic datura stramonium, also known as "poor man's acid." Get a closer look.