Discovery

Da Vinci Self-Portrait Found

Some (thankfully) lighthearted news by way of fancy software and curious researchers sniffing out a clue: A self-portrait of Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered inside a 500-year-old manuscript of "Codex on the Flight of Birds," reports The Telegraph. An Italian journalist noticed the faint pencil sketch of a nose between the ink-drawn lines, and employed graphic designers, art historians, and forensic experts to confirm its similarity to another well-known sketch made by da Vinci in his later years. The artist’s prominent beard was a helpful give away.