If you’ve been to a pair of local medical facilities recently, you might be surprised by the art you see there. The concept is called "healing arts." I spoke to Mark Webb, a senior vice president with University Health System to find out how it works.
"There is science and data behind arts and the healing process," Webb said. “How it reduces anxiety of patients and how it speeds with the healing process because it’s calming.”
A bearded man lurks beneath the surface of a famous Picasso painting. That's the image brought to us by curators who used new technology to find details of a portrait the artist painted over when he created his famous The Blue Room in 1901.
The painting's surface depicts a scene in Pablo Picasso's studio in Paris, with a woman bathing between a window and a table. But a different scene lies underneath, as infrared and other analysis shows a man in a bow tie staring out from the canvas, his head propped on his hand.
While tornadoes continue to tear across America's midsection — taking lives and destroying property — we continue to search for explanations of the phenomenon, in hopes of developing better warning systems and protection.
But after decades of research, funded by decamillions of dollars, the fundamentals of wind funnels remain somewhat mysterious.
The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is working this week with residents in its expanded metro area outside San Antonio to come up with a regional transportation and traffic safety plan for the next 25 years.
Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 10:35 am
The extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is tightening control of Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland, attacking the strategic city of Baqouba, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. The U.S. is sending up to 275 military personnel to bolster its embassy in the capital; President Obama is also reportedly weighing airstrikes.