The Head of South Africa’s New Contemporary Art Museum Resigns Amid Investigation Into ‘Professional Conduct’

Local press reports that the director had acted inappropriately toward junior staff.

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Why Trump’s Meeting with North Korea Matters: The Asia-Middle East Connection

Image by Peter Enyeart

Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un may be strategic for U.S. foreign politics in the face of strengthening relations between North Korea and Iran.

Short-term property-rental: How Airbnb lobbies Brussels

Alternatives économiques , Paris – The short-term property-rental platforms have seen the potential for influence over those EU bodies which are supposed to regulate them, and are now putting resources into it. See more.

The Met 3-D Scanned Three Suits of Armor for an Icelandic Artist’s Public Art Show at the Cloisters

The high-tech project is a collaboration among Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, the Met’s staff, and the New York Parks Department.

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Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species

Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.

MoMA Is Suing MoMaCha Teashop Over Its Name—and the Cafe Thinks It’s ‘Absurd’

MoMaCha, a new tea shop and art gallery on New York’s Lower East Side, is battling back against the Museum of Modern Art. The world-famous institution claims the new cafe is infringing on its trademark.

FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first non-opioid drug for treatment of the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Announcing the move in a press statement yesterday (May 16), the agency noted that

Chief Academic Officer Accused in Ongoing Research Scandal at UCL

New allegations of fraud committed under the watch of geneticist David Latchman were made last year.

The UK: No Longer a Benevolent Patron

The UK: No Longer a Benevolent Patron

The UK’s decision to leave the EU, in particular, has initiated a set of centrifugal forces in the relationship between the UK and its Territories.

Rand Paul’s Plan to Save America from Bankruptcy

Rand Paul’s Penny Plan balances the budget in just five years by cutting one penny out of every dollar, for all spending across the board.

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‘He Copies Me Much More Than I Copy Him’: Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham on 35 Years of Creative Cohabitation

For the first time, the husband-and-wife artists are having concurrent solo shows in New York.

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Off the Grid with Thomas Massie: What About Cats?

Bonus footage from Off the Grid with Thomas Massie. Congressman Massie hates on cats, straight from his farm in Kentucky.

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Stop the Authorization for the Use of Military Force

If the Corker-Kaine AUMF passes, Congress will give up their constitutional right to declare war. The executive branch will be able to start any new war that is connected to “global terrorism.”

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Lizards’ Green Blood Evolved Four Times

The uncommon hue is present in skinks that aren’t closely related, but the advantage of the odd trait remains anyone’s guess.  

Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move

A study of 686 fish and invertebrates predicts that some animals will have to shift more than 1,000 kilometers to stay within tolerable temperatures.

Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access

A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.

Once Overlooked, Impressionist Painter Berthe Morisot Is About to Be Everywhere—Here’s Why

A new traveling exhibition will underscore Morisot’s crucial role in the development of Impressionism.

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Huge Gender Disparity in Cancer Research Funding in U.K.

Men received both more and larger grants than women did, ending up with three times as much funding on average.

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