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Here Are 17 Fantastic Museum Shows to See During Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Suffering from fair fatigue? Feeling like a lab rat as you wander through the maze-like labyrinth of gallery booths? We have the solution, with these private and public museum shows. From the reopening at the newly dubbed Rubell Museum, to...

/ December 3, 2019

The government is hyping digitalised services, but not addressing a history of e-government fails

E-government involves using the internet to streamline interaction between government agencies and the public. SHUTTERSTOCKIn politics, when you have little to show for your achievements, you can release a “roadmap” for what will supposedly be achieved in the future. You...

/ December 3, 2019

As Police Tear-Gassed Protesters Outside Its Doors, the Hong Kong Museum of Art Was Forced to Shut Down Its Grand Reopening

As the protests rage on in Hong Kong, police used teargas on demonstrators gathered outside of the Hong Kong Museum of Art yesterday. The clash between law enforcement and protesters look place just one day after the museum’s reopening following a...

/ December 2, 2019

Despite the Recent Slump, Crypto Prices Improved a Great Deal in 2019

As far as prices are concerned, 2019’s cryptocurrency markets fared much better than the year prior. Currently, the entire market capitalization of all digital assets is hovering just above the $200 billion mark. The following is a look at the...

/ December 2, 2019

Earth has a couple more chances to avoid catastrophic climate change. This week is one of them

This week's climate conference in Madrid is key to getting global cooperation on climate change, the impacts of which are already being felt. Dean Lewins/AAPAlmost 200 world leaders gather in Madrid this week for climate talks which will largely determine...

/ December 2, 2019

Returning to country: we should use genetics, geology and more to repatriate Aboriginal remains

Working out where Aboriginal remains came from will in take researchers from several disciplines working together. Michael Westaway, Author providedThe remains of thousands of Aboriginal Australians are scattered around the world in museums and universities. Many institutions accept these remains...

/ December 2, 2019

Christmas tree shopping is harder than ever, thanks to climate change and demographics

Christmas trees at Twin H Tree Farms in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University/James Brosher, CC BY-NDIf you’re shopping for a live Christmas tree this year, you may have to search harder than in the past. Over the last five years Christmas...

/ December 2, 2019

Watchmen Asks, Is There Life On Mars?

This week’s Watchmen, “An Almost Religious Awe” answered a couple of, um, GIANT questions! But it also left a few characters in serious trouble. And it gave us Multiple Misons, huzzah! Join me below for a discussion! Last Week, On...

/ December 2, 2019

Skrill Now Lets You Swap BTC for BCH

Online payments service Skrill has introduced a new feature allowing users to directly exchange cryptocurrencies. The crypto-to-crypto option gives you the opportunity to use bitcoin core (BTC) stored in your wallet to buy and sell eight other supported cryptocurrencies, including...

/ December 2, 2019

Film Reveals Never-Before-Seen Information About the Silk Road Case

On November 26, a new Silk Road video was published that reveals underreported and never-before-seen information. The film called the “Silk Road Case: The Real, Untold Story” contains over 400 references to direct evidence from a wide range of sources....

/ December 1, 2019

Bitcoin Cash Double Spend Statistics Invoke 0-Confirmation Debate

On November 28, the creator of doublespend.cash, a web portal that tracks and collects double spend attempts on the Bitcoin Cash network, explained that only 1 out of 1,105 double spends succeeds when they broadcast one second after the first...

/ November 29, 2019

The Mandalorian Tries to Do Things the Old-Fashioned Way in Chapter 4, “Sanctuary”

Did… did the Mandalorian just find his ride-or-die? A bruiser who is aware that he’s a total mess, but hangs out with him anyway, and sneers (lovingly) at all of his terrible decisions? Is this the team up of my...

/ November 29, 2019

All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming out in December!

The door creaks open. Beyond there is darkness, but there is something pulling you in. Slowly, everything around you starts to change. This month’s genre-bending releases are sure to make you question your surroundings. Explore mental health and community in...

/ November 29, 2019

Technologies to manage climate change already exist – but UK needs to scale up efforts urgently

A geothermal power plant in Iceland. ShutterstockWhen it comes to tackling climate change the UK is still taking baby steps. A lot more needs to be done – and fast – to hit the 2050 net zero carbon emission targets,...

/ November 29, 2019

A Fabulous New Play Stages the Stormy Relationship Between Impressionist Masters Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt

When we meet Mary Cassatt in playwright Chris Ward’s new production, The Independents, playing now off Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theater, she is at her studio awaiting a visit from Edgar Degas. A fervent admirer of his work, Cassatt is eager to...

/ November 29, 2019

See 11 Powerful Artworks From a New Book Celebrating the Greatest Women Artists in History

When the art historian Horst Waldemar Janson’s History of Art was first published in 1962, the book—which has since become the definitive art history textbook in the West—did not name a single female artist. The omission was not rectified until the 1986...

/ November 29, 2019

Virtual reality won’t make cows happier, but it might help us see them differently

Can virtual reality reality improve a dairy cow's life? Moscow Ministry of Agriculture and FoodEarlier this week, Russian farmers announced they are testing virtual reality (VR) for dairy cows. Conducted at the RusMoloko farm near Moscow, the trials supposedly use...

/ November 29, 2019

Is Plustoken to Blame for Bitcoin’s Sell-Off?

Armchair theorists love postulating the reasons behind bitcoin’s latest price rise or sell-off. From China FUD to exchange hacks, anything and everything is fair game for blame. Plustoken is the latest bitcoin bear-maker that’s being credited with the last three...

/ November 29, 2019

On the Battle of Seattle’s 20th anniversary, let’s remember the Aussie coders who created live sharing

Twenty years ago, a group of Australian activists invented open source online publishing, by creating a website that went on to be pivotal in the Battle of Seattle protests. The violent clash, which took place on November 30, 1999, between...

/ November 28, 2019

The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial

Don't let the green naysayers drown you out. Component/ShutterstockThe fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate is...

/ November 28, 2019