Botched Fresco Restoration Paints the Internet With Delight

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News of an elderly Spanish woman’s well-intentioned but bungled attempt at restoring a 19th century church fresco reverberated across the Internet Wednesday. Octogenarian Cecilia Gimenez took it upon herself to fix a deteriorated fresco of Jesus Christ originally painted by Elias Garcia Martinez. The result of the amateur painter’s work was what a BBC Europe […]

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Experience Armageddon in Sneak Peek at ‘xkcd’ Author’s New Book

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Let’s all just be glad that Earth keeps rotating. In his new book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Situations, xkcd author Randall Munroe illustrates some of life’s most bizarre questions and conundrums. Munroe recently joined Mashable‘s social book club MashableReads with the #WhatIfChallenge, and is encouraging readers to submit their own one-panel […]

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ISS astronaut shares photo of ‘MASSIVE’ typhoon [pics]

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@astro_reid Simply stunning! — Ross (@AirbusRed) October 9, 2014 Astronaut Reid Wiseman shares a lot of pictures he takes while on board the International Space Station. This one of the super typhoon Vongfang is particularly dramatic. #SuperTyphoon #Vongfang – I’ve seen many from here, but none like this. pic.twitter.com/i2ZwzPsJcV — Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) October 9, […]

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