Month: March 2020

In a Surprise Move, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Is Considering Dipping Into Its $3.6 Billion Endowment to Cover Costs

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is extending staff pay until May 2—a cost that could be covered by the museum’s endowment. Forecasting a budget shortfall of as much as $100 million, the Met is looking into taking the unprecedented…

/ March 31, 2020
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Antibody tests: to get a grip on coronavirus, we need to know who’s already had it

With much of society now effectively in lockdown, how will we know when it’s safe to resume something like normality? It will largely depend on being able to say who is safe from contracting the coronavirus, officially named SARS-CoV-2, which…

/ March 31, 2020
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23 Approved Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Japan — Number Rises Despite Pandemic

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, Japan continues to approve more cryptocurrency exchanges to legally operate in the country. The latest one was approved on Monday, bringing the total number of legal crypto exchanges in Japan to 23. Also read: 2x…

/ March 31, 2020
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Coronavirus is a wake-up call: our war with the environment is leading to pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world is a crisis of our own making. That’s the message from infectious disease and environmental health experts, and from those in planetary health – an emerging field connecting human health, civilisation and the…

/ March 30, 2020
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Anatomy of a heatwave: how Antarctica recorded a 20.75°C day last month

While the world rightfully focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, the planet is still warming. This summer’s Antarctic weather, as elsewhere in the world, was unprecedented in the observed record. Our research, published today in Global Change Biology, describes the recent…

/ March 30, 2020
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Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in the Virtual Art World This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. We are currently highlighting events and exhibitions available digitally. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise…

/ March 30, 2020
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CML-P (VIRL 2) ASAv install and configuration

It's really easy to go from zero to a working Cisco ASA network using Cisco Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal (Previously called VIRL 2). No longer do you need to struggle to build networks that consist of Cisco ASAs -…

/ March 30, 2020
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IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 Countries Request Help, Trillions of Dollars Needed

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has declared that we have entered a global recession — one that is as bad as or worse than the previous global financial crisis. 80 countries have already requested emergency assistance from the IMF. Meanwhile,…

/ March 30, 2020
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The government’s coronavirus mobile app is a solid effort, but it could do even better

ShutterstockThe Australian government has launched an app offering up-to-date advice and information on the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Australia app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, was released alongside a new WhatsApp messaging feature. As this pandemic…

/ March 30, 2020
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Street Artists Around the World Are Spreading an Urgent Message: Stay Home. See Their Works (From Your Couch) Here

As countries around the world enter lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, street artists everywhere are responding, bringing a dose of humor—and urgent messaging—to a weary public. In Miami, Jules Muck painted a cautionary mural of Anna Nicole…

/ March 30, 2020
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COVID-19 – We’re Fighting a War, But There’s Hope

Stay safe out there! In this episode we learn about covid-19 (otherwise known as the coronavirus), along with some emerging treatments including the controversial chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine drugs. --- About ColdFusion --- ColdFusion is an Australian based online media company…

/ March 29, 2020
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Microsoft Patents New Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data

Microsoft has patented a cryptocurrency mining system that leverages human activities, including brain waves and body heat, when performing online tasks such as using search engines, chatbots, and reading ads. “A user can solve the computationally difficult problem unconsciously,” the…

/ March 29, 2020
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Major South Korean Bank Prepares to Launch Crypto Services as Government Green-Lights Regulation

Following the approval of a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies by the South Korean government, one of the largest banks in the country is preparing to launch a range of crypto services. KB Kookmin Bank has applied for trademark registration, reportedly…

/ March 28, 2020
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In a Dramatic About-Face, the Kunstmuseum Basel Will Compensate the Heirs of a Jewish Collector for Disputed Works in Its Collection

The Kunstmuseum Basel has had a change of heart. The Swiss museum had long defended its decision to purchase some 200 works on paper owned by Jewish collector Curt Glaser at a Berlin auction in 1933. Now, 12 years after…

/ March 27, 2020