Month: March 2020

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

The museum has extended pay for employees through May 2. The post In a Surprise Move, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Is Considering Dipping Into Its $3.6 Billion Endowment to Cover Costs appeared first on artnet News.

/ March 31, 2020

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

A test that detects antibodies against the coronavirus behind COVID-19 would reveal those people who have already encountered the virus - and therefore who might be ok to resume normal life.

/ March 31, 2020

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

Coronavirus is a wake-up call: our war with the environment is leading to pandemics

COVID-19 is the latest new infectious disease arising from our collision with nature.

/ March 30, 2020

Anatomy of a heatwave: how Antarctica recorded a 20.75°C day last month

The heatwave highlights the connectedness of our climate systems: from the monsoon tropics to the southernmost continent.

/ March 30, 2020

Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in the Virtual Art World This Week

The Brooklyn Museum is hosting a virtual First Saturday party, and other events not to miss (online) this week. The post Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in the Virtual Art World This Week appeared first on artnet News.

/ March 30, 2020

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

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

The app is promising as a go-to resource for COVID-19 information. But as the crisis unfolds, these extra features could make it a more effective tool.

/ March 30, 2020

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

If you're stuck indoors, let us bring the outside world to you. The post Street Artists Around the World Are Spreading an Urgent Message: Stay Home. See Their Works (From Your Couch) Here appeared first on artnet News.

/ March 30, 2020

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

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

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

The museum had first ruled out restitution in 2008. The post In a Dramatic About-Face, the Kunstmuseum Basel Will Compensate the Heirs of a Jewish Collector for Disputed Works in Its Collection appeared first on artnet News.

/ March 27, 2020

New York City Is Empty, But Street Artists Are Still Working. Here’s How They’re Adapting Their Methods for Our Time

Artists Adrian Wilson and Sara Erenthal are still cautiously taking to the streets. The post New York City Is Empty, But Street Artists Are Still Working. Here’s How They’re Adapting Their Methods for Our Time appeared first on artnet News.

/ March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Relief: Cryptocurrency Aid Programs Launched to Combat Covid-19 Outbreak

Cryptocurrencies are being used to help fight the global coronavirus pandemic. Crypto companies are doing their part to provide coronavirus aid to countries, hospitals, and people suffering from covid-19. A coronavirus relief campaign, a Red Cross bitcoin fundraiser, and an...

/ March 27, 2020

Tracking your location and targeted texts: how sharing your data could help in New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown

Automated text messages if your phone detects you're a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders "stay home to save lives".

/ March 27, 2020

MyGov’s ill-timed meltdown could have been avoided with ‘elastic computing’

The MyGov website ground to a halt this week as thousands of people tried to access welfare support. As a result, long queues popped up at Centrelink offices across the country.

/ March 27, 2020

Privacy vs pandemic: government tracking of mobile phones could be a potent weapon against COVID-19

Our mobile phone's location data could be a valuable tool to help track and trace the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The government has the legal power to do it, given what's at stake.

/ March 27, 2020

I studied what happens to reef fish after coral bleaching. What I saw still makes me nauseous

From a scientific perspective, the results are fascinating and world-first. From a personal perspective, what I saw will stay with me for a long time.

/ March 27, 2020

Here’s what the coronavirus pandemic can teach us about tackling climate change

The coronavirus is devastating, but failing to tackle climate change because of the pandemic only compounds the tragedy.

/ March 26, 2020

New ways of ‘being together apart’ can work for us and the planet long after coronavirus crisis passes

Travelling to conferences and meetings has become a way of life for many of us – and has driven up emissions. Now COVID-19, not climate change, is forcing us to explore and develop alternatives.

/ March 26, 2020