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Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the huge scale of the blaze Officials in Brazil have blamed lack of funding for a huge fire that has ravaged the country's National Museum. One of the largest anthropology...

/ September 3, 2018

Massive fire rips through 200-year-old Rio National Museum

A massive fire has engulfed Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, putting its valuable collection of 20 million items, including human fossils and ancient Egyptian artefacts, under threat.  Firefighters and museum workers raced to save...

/ September 3, 2018

Picasso’s Former Muse Françoise Gilot, Now 96, Debuts Worldly Drawings of Her Own—See Them Here

Françoise Gilot, now 96, is best known for the decade she spent as girlfriend and muse to Pablo Picasso, with whom she had two children. But she is also an accomplished artist in her own right, often making work that...

/ September 3, 2018

AMC’s Lodge 49 is an impossible TV show to describe. I love it.

Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for August 26 through September 1...

/ September 2, 2018

Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It’s been a week that’s seen us inch ever closer to the collapse of NAFTA, seen the White House seemingly confused about how it collectively feels about the death of John McCain, and seen the official death toll of Hurricane...

/ September 2, 2018

Somalia’s capital Mogadishu hit by huge explosion

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSmoke is seen rising above the city after the deadly attack A suicide bomber has attacked a government office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing a nearby school to collapse, police say....

/ September 2, 2018

Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoffs

After cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroom is back pitching investors. Yesterday, the site for buying and selling used cars filed to raise $70 million in new equity funding. Vroom has already secured $30 million of that $70 million...

/ September 2, 2018

Why Unions Still Matter, on Labor Day and Always

Before joining our union a few years ago, Camika Lewis was making just $7.25 an hour working for a subcontracting company as a customer service representative at Newark International Airport. For more than two decades, she had been putting in...

/ September 2, 2018

A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories

By Catherine J. Frompovich Pennsylvanians literally have been screwed figuratively by their state legislature and legislators regarding the totalitarian approach and mandate to retrofitting health-harming utility [electric, natural gas and water] AMI Smart Meters, specifically through committee procedural actions of...

/ September 1, 2018

Inside the Pomp and Circumstance at John McCain’s Funeral   

The invited guests started to line up about 7:15 a.m. By the time doors  of the Washington National Cathedral opened at 8, two hours before the start of Senator John McCain’s funeral, hundreds were waiting. The queue snaked out to...

/ September 1, 2018

John McCain: Obama and Bush pay tribute at Washington service

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeghan McCain: "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness" Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have paid tribute to Senator John McCain at a memorial service at Washington's...

/ September 1, 2018

Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

Palestinians have reacted angrily to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Washington, which until last year was by...

/ September 1, 2018

9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work. This year’s edition, running September...

/ August 31, 2018

Thanks to his racist dogwhistles, Trump is the Democrats’ best fundraiser

Andrew Gillum is motivating Democratic voters, thanks to an assist from the president Andrew Gillum's Facebook page Donald Trump loves to hit the campaign trail and bask in the adoration of his fans. Occasionally, he even pauses from a recitation...

/ August 31, 2018

Rahm’s “solutions” to gun violence are the problem

CHICAGO HAS been in the headlines once again after the city was rocked by gun violence over the summer, including several weekends when the number of shooting deaths reached double digits. Once again, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department...

/ August 30, 2018

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018

America is one of 6 countries that make up more than half of gun deaths worldwide

Out of the world’s 251,000 gun deaths every year, there’s a group of six countries that make up more than half of those deaths — and the United States is in it, according to a new study published in JAMA....

/ August 29, 2018

Who Are We?: Examining the State of German Identity

August 29, 2018  04:12 PM Six years ago, back in 2012, things weren't all that different than they are today. Angela Merkel was chancellor and Joachim Löw was the head coach of the German national football team. That year, though,...

/ August 29, 2018

Forget Cute Apps—Here’s How Our Couples Keep It Together

Mixing technology and romance can create a dangerous cocktail. Few people know that better than we do here at WIRED. Not only do we report on the chaos, but as a tech-curious bunch, we’ve had more than our fair share...

/ August 29, 2018

Moscow’s Government to Use Ethereum to Promote Transparency In Commerce

Moscow's government is planning to use ethereum as part of a system for allotting trading spots during weekend farmers markets. The system will record applications submitted by farmers, who compete for a limited number of commercial plots. Some 15,000 trading...

/ August 29, 2018

A Decade Ago, Wim Delvoye’s Work Was Censored in Shanghai. Now, He’s Launching Perrotin Gallery’s New Shanghai Space

The French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has never been one to make a quiet entrance. True to form, next month he will open his new Shanghai outpost—the gallery’s first location in mainland China—with an exhibition of work by Belgian artist and...

/ August 28, 2018