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Wish You Could Get Inside Albert Einstein’s Head?

Now you can, thanks to Business Insider! A British auction house that also sold one of Michael Jackson’s bedazzled gloves managed to get a hold of Albert Einstein’s brain scans that show off the huge brains he used to create all sorts of … Continue reading

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X-Ray Style in Arnhem Land Rock Art via The Met Museum

The “X-ray” tradition in Aboriginal art is thought to have developed around 2000 B.C. and continues to the present day. Continue reading

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November 1895: German Scientist Discovers X-Rays

Nearly 120 years ago, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) became the first person to observe X-rays. This was a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgen’s discovery … Continue reading

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New Technology Could Reveal Secrets in 2,000 Year Old Scrolls

Hundreds of ancient papyrus scrolls that were buried nearly 2,000 years ago after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius could finally be read, thanks to a new x-ray technique.  The method can be used to decipher the charred texts that were … Continue reading

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A Look At Marilyn Monroe’s Chest

Don’t get too excited- we’re talking x-rays here, people! A whole new set of pictures of this oft-photographed woman sheds light on her life…literally. According to Darren Julien, the president of the house auctioning off three of Marilyn Monroe’s x-rays, … Continue reading

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X-Ray of Elvis Presley’s Broken Wrist

Even an iconic figure like Elvis had to get x-rayed! We found a full size plate x-ray of Elvis’s arm showing a fractured wrist that has been verified by Elvis’s stepbrother David Stanley. Elvis broke his arm during a karate … Continue reading

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