The Last Picture Show

What can we tell an alien race far across the galaxy about life on Earth?  It's a challenge confronted in a new book of photographs that will blast off into space aboard the satellite EchoStar XVI.

Oh, and there's one more thing:  there are no captions.  That does not please Werner Herzog.


Art on the Wing

There's a project in the works in Venice to adorn arguably the world's most famous pigeons.  Art -- or indulgence at the expense of animals?



Van Gogh's World

Vincent Van Gogh portrayed a world alive with vibrant color.  Now, a Japanese researcher believes he knows the reason behind Van Gogh's remarkable palette.