Tag: Linked

The Guerrilla Girls Canceled Their Book Contract With Phaidon Over Billionaire Owner Leon Black’s ‘Shady Dealings’ With Jeffrey Epstein

The Guerrilla Girls are once again calling on New York’s Museum of Modern Art to remove chairman Leon Black from its board due to his longstanding ties to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The anonymous feminist art collective also canceled their 2018 book…

/ February 2, 2021
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Trust in science helps New Zealand avoid COVID-19 lockdown again

New Zealand has avoided locking down for a second time over COVID-19 community cases because of a swift, science-led response.Why it matters: The Health Ministry said in an email to Axios Friday there's "no evidence of community transmission" despite three…

/ January 30, 2021
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Shark And Ray Populations Have Fallen 71% Since 1970, Study Finds

Populations of sharks and rays, the apex predators of the open ocean’s food web, have fallen by more than 70% since 1970, according to a troubling new study published Wednesday.A team of researchers, led by Nathan Pacoureau, a postdoctoral fellow…

/ January 29, 2021
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The economy can’t guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper, paying a A$750 weekly subsidy to employers to keep workers on the…

/ January 18, 2021
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Panic-Buying Erupts at Coles And Woolworths In Brisbane: Here’s The Psychology Behind It And How To Avoid It

Hundreds of shoppers flocked to local supermarkets on Friday morning after Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Brisbane would be plunged into a three-day lockdown after the more infectious UK strain of COVID-19 was linked to hotel quarantine. The stay-at-home order…

/ January 8, 2021
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Man Called Most Prolific Serial Killer In US History Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in US history, with nearly 60 confirmed victims, died Wednesday in California. He was 80.Samuel Little, who had diabetes, heart trouble and other ailments, died at…

/ December 31, 2020
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Emma Roberts Gives Birth To Baby Boy Reportedly Named Rhodes

Alert newly minted Great-Aunt Julia: Emma Roberts has welcomed her first child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund. The “American Horror Story” alum gave birth Sunday in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Unnamed sources told the outlet that the newborn’s name is Rhodes.  “Everyone is…

/ December 30, 2020
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A Greek Billionaire Is Converting an Abandoned Tobacco Factory in Athens Into a Culture Venue—and Gifting It to the Government

An old tobacco factory in Athens is about to become a cultural center. Set to open next year with an exhibition featuring international artists including Michael Rakowitz, Glenn Ligon, and Danh Vo, the launch will coincide with the 200th anniversary of…

/ December 14, 2020
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College basketball is back

A new season of college basketball begins Wednesday, and the goal is clear: March Madness must be played.Why it matters: On March 12, 2020, the lights went out on college basketball, depriving teams like Baylor (who won our tournament simulation),…

/ November 25, 2020
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Humans are changing fire patterns, and it’s threatening 4,403 species with extinction

Last summer, many Australians were shocked to see fires sweep through the wet tropical rainforests of Queensland, where large and severe fires are almost unheard of. This is just one example of how human activities are changing fire patterns around…

/ November 22, 2020
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Here’s When You’re Most Infectious With Covid-19, With And Without Symptoms

People with Covid-19 are most likely to be highly infectious in the first five days after they develop symptoms, a new study confirms, highlighting the need for abrupt isolation.The research, published in the Lancet journal, also suggests asymptomatic individuals may…

/ November 20, 2020
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What’s Up With That Pig Couch? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Internet’s Latest Obsession—and the Artist Behind It

The mystery of the Craigslist pig couch has finally been solved. For years, its origins have been unknown, even as ads offering the unique piece of furniture periodically popped up in cities across the US. But while the ads are a…

/ November 19, 2020