In Da Vinci's Demons' season finale, the Pazzi conspiracy is revealed

After a fun episode that focused on the fantastical secrets within the Vatican archives, it was a bit disappointing that the Da Vinci's Demons finale returned to Florentine history for its season finale. But it finally brings the Pazzi conspiracy into the open, with plenty of blood. Spoilers ahead. » 6/08/13 3:00pm 6/08/13 3:00pm

The scene that shows how ludicrous the tech (and sex) gets on Da…

David S. Goyer's Da Vinci's Demons premiered last night on STARZ and it was...kind of slow. But this clip shows us what we do get in lieu of an intriguing plot and compelling characters: implausible Renaissance technology and painted lady nipples. This clip is NSFW and contains technology indistinguishable from magic. » 4/13/13 11:30am 4/13/13 11:30am

First Trailer for Da Vinci's Demons — apparently, Leonardo's demons…

Here it is, the first sexy trailer for David S. Goyer's Starz series Da Vinci's Demons is out. And holy Vitruvian Man — Tom Riley, who plays the young and virile Leo, is hot, hot, hot. Why make Da Vinci a sexy weapon of mass destruction (that's a joke, because he used to make actual weapons)? Because sexy everything… » 11/05/12 1:28pm 11/05/12 1:28pm

The greatest science e-book created so far

Over at science e-book review Download the Universe, Carl Zimmer says he's found the greatest science e-book yet created — and he just may be right. The book is Leonardo da Vinci Anatomy, and it's an iPad app that explores a collection of Leonardo's anatomy drawings (many of which were hidden from the public until… » 5/28/12 10:50am 5/28/12 10:50am

Who wants to own this creepy robotic version of da Vinci's The Last…

Do you have $15,000 to blow on disconcerting old automata? Well, have we a bargain for you! For a mere $10-$15K, you can win this automaton recreation of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, complete with a tiny mechanical Judas plotting away. Here's the auction description and a nine-minute video detailing the… » 5/28/12 9:30am 5/28/12 9:30am

Second Mona Lisa may have been painted at the same time as the original

Does the Mona Lisa have a twin sister? For years, art historians thought a second version of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting was a copy created years after the original. But now that the painting has been restored, it appears it may have been painted at the same time — and in the same room — as its more famous… » 2/04/12 11:30am 2/04/12 11:30am

Scientists still puzzled by a fractal discovered 500 years ago

In between painting the Mona Lisa and idly designing flying machines for fun, Leonardo Da Vinci occasionally got outside and looked up every now and again. Because he was Da Vinci, the moment he did, he discovered a new natural law. This one was about trees, and after five hundred years, scientists are still trying to… » 12/09/11 11:40am 12/09/11 11:40am

Isaac Newton versus the Marvel Universe! Check out an exclusive art…

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's a sneak peek at the next issue of writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Dustin Weaver's gonzo secret society miniseries S.H.I.E.L.D. The fourth issue of this miniseries delves deeper into the history of the Marvel Universe and sees real-life historical figures wielding bad attitudes and… » 11/11/11 2:00pm 11/11/11 2:00pm