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New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:50Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:30
Kenneth Brummel, a curator at the Art Institute of Ontario in Toronto, said that he was "excited" when he first learned what lay underneath the Crouching Woman.
Kenneth Brummel, a curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, said that he was "excited" when he first learned what lay underneath the Crouching Woman.
Francesca Casadio from the Centre for Science in the Arts in Chicago, who is among those leading the project, hopes that the widespread use of their scanners will increase our understanding of artists, their thought processes and the way they worked.
Francesca Casadio from the Centre for Scientific Studies in the Arts in Chicago, who is among those leading the project, hopes that the widespread use of their scanners will increase our understanding of artists, their thought processes and the way they worked.

Center Parcs pulls Daily Mail ads over Tom Daley article

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:35Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:25
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May: New security deal should be effective by next year

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:20Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:45
Theresa May has warned EU leaders that public safety will suffer if they allow "political doctrine and ideology" to hamper post-Brexit security arrangements.
Theresa May has called for a new "deep and special partnership" to ensure the UK and EU can continue to work together on security after Brexit.
The prime minister said she wants a new partnership of unprecedented "depth and breadth" when the UK leaves the EU.
She said new arrangements in foreign and defence policy cooperation should be effective by next year.
In a speech to the Munich Security Conference she said this would require "real political will".
In a speech to the Munich Security Conference the prime minister said the UK would remain committed to Europe's security after leaving the EU.
The prime minister said that "rigid institutional restrictions or deep-seated ideology" should not jeopardise the security of UK citizens.
Theresa May said that, without cooperation, the UK would no longer be able to help the European police agency Europol as it currently does or extradite suspects as quickly.
  
To maintain coordination on security Theresa May said the UK and EU should continue to work together on sanctions, operations on the ground and developing capabilities in defence, cyber and space.
  
The prime minister warned that "rigid institutional restrictions or deep-seated ideology" should not jeopardise the security of UK citizens.
To maintain the cooperation on security Theresa May said the UK and EU should continue to work together on sanctions, operations on the ground and developing capabilities in defence, cyber and space.
Theresa May noted that the EU had comprehensive relationships with other countries on trade and argued that there is "no legal or operational reason" why similar agreements could not be reached on security.
She noted that the EU had comprehensive relationships with other countries on trade and argued that there is "no legal or operational reason" why similar agreements could not be reached on security.
  
"However, if the priority in the negotiations becomes avoiding any kind of new co-operation with a country outside the EU, then this political doctrine and ideology will have damaging real world consequences for the security of all our people, in the UK and the EU," she said.
  
"As leaders, we cannot let that happen."
  
And she warned other EU countries not to let "ideology" get in the way of a deal.
  
"If she doesn't do that then it is her ideological position that which will stand in the way of cooperation."