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In a photo provided by Patrons' Permanent Fund and Chester Dale Fund and the National Gallery of Art, “The Shipwreck” by Claude-Joseph Vernet, 1772. Paintings by artists over centuries have consistently underestimated the number of root-like veins in a lightning strike, researchers found. (Patrons' Permanent Fund and Chester Dale Fund/National Gallery of Art via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH SCI WATCH BY STEPH YIN FOR JUNE 12, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --