Iran has awarded a prestigious prize in the study of science and technology to two physicists based in the United States
South Korea’s Aerospace Research Institute launched its first homemade rocket on Thursday. The mission was only partly successful, but officials called it an important step toward placing domestically made satellites in orbit.
The Federal Reserve on Thursday announced a ban on officials owning individual stocks and limits on other activities as well.
Researchers say findings in Mozambique demonstrate impact of human interference in nature
Ivory poaching over decades has led to the evolution of tuskless elephants, researchers have found, proving that humans are “literally changing the anatomy” of wild animals.
A previously rare genetic mutation causing tusklessness has become very common in some groups of African elephants after a period in which many were killed for their tusks, according to a study published in the journal Science.Continue reading...
A prisoners group says a Palestinian held without charge by Israeli authorities is in “extremely dangerous” condition more than three months into hunger strike
The difficult, devastating work of the Holocaust survivor turned painter is being celebrated at a new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage
“He never sold a painting in his life, lived in hovels, yet died worth about $100m,” says Anthony Williams, chairman of the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, at a press preview for Boris Lurie: Nothing to Do but Try. “He was,” he later says with a sigh, “a complicated man.”
The paradox of Boris Lurie’s living conditions is just one contour in the tragic and fascinating life of this painter, illustrator, sculptor, diarist, co-founder of the No!art movement, and concentration camp survivor, whose work is on display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in lower Manhattan.Continue reading...
The Federal Reserve has been under scrutiny since disclosures showed two regional bank presidents engaged in certain financial trades last year. Those officials have resigned.
Historian Adam Tooze explains why, despite the pandemic, voters are still being told there is no alternative
Will the market revolution – the predominant ideology of our time – survive the pandemic? Events this week suggest that the UK government certainly hopes so. Ministers’ statements suggest a desire to return to a mode of governance where choices about resource distribution and priorities are dodged by mechanisms that depoliticise decision-making. The messaging from Whitehall is that if the worst of Covid is over, then Britain should return to policies that have failed. Earlier this week, the prime minister extolled the virtues of free market capitalism to tackle the climate emergency; the chancellor wants a “competitive” tax cut for City financiers; the Bank of England signalled a premature interest hike. These are moves to convince voters that, post-pandemic, the state must forfeit economic power to the market. Such a retrograde shift must be resisted.
The historian Adam Tooze’s recent book Shutdown explains how difficult it will be to change the course of the river of history. Last year the pandemic revealed that states did have the tools they needed to exercise control over the economy. They could – and did – spend whatever it took to deal with Covid. The UK state forked out £370bn from February 2020 to July 2021. The sky has not fallen in. Prof Tooze writes that the government’s “economic logic confirmed the basic diagnosis of interventionist macroeconomics back to Keynes. They could not but appear as harbingers of a new regime beyond neoliberalism.”Continue reading...
He followed in the footsteps of his architect father, Morris, with glitzy landmarks in Times Square, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, where Donald Trump was a client.
The FDA's authorization Vuse's tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes raises alarms and may pave the way for approval of vaping devices from Juul and Puff Bar.
The agreement comes as more than 130 countries agreed this month to an overhaul of the international tax system that will see nations adopt a global minimum tax of 15 percent.
About 19% of drivers for online ride-hailing and food-delivery platforms were collecting jobless aid in July 2020, more than other groups, according to a report.
Nuclear measurement and analytics company Mirion Technologies started trading on New York Stock Exchange after merging with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp. II.
The office-leasing company halted initial plans for an IPO in 2019 after investors raised concerns over its business model and then-CEO Adam Neumann.
Oppenheimer Asset Management's John Stoltzfus, a long-term bull, lists near-term risks that could dampen Wall Street's appetite for stocks.
From full finance systems such as Carbon Trading, to specific and new asset classes like Green Bonds, the choice on where to put your cash has never been greater.
The Loose Women presenter will return next week, "all being well", a show spokesperson said.
Ruby Rose says unsafe working conditions and a toxic culture on the CW series "Batwoman" led to their departure from the show in 2020.
Yvonne Orji has some words of wisdom for the character she plays for the upcoming fifth and final season of "Insecure."
Get ready for the spice to flow.
What's the relationship status when you swap Twitter avis?
Origin stories are a powerful part of celebrity culture that can help fans identify with the stars.
The actress claimed in her Instagram story that there were poor working conditions on the show.
The former BBC Breakfast host has said "the road has been a bit bumpy recently".
Benedict Cumberbatch plays a British artist who found love, both human and feline, and became famous as the man who drew cats.
The playwright Keenan Scott II, the director Steve H. Broadnax III and others discuss how “a timeless piece” for Black actors has evolved over 15 years.
Liz Garbus’s new documentary is about the life of the French explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the fate of the oceans he loved.
Music by Missy Mazzoli, Anthony Davis and John Adams was conducted by Dalia Stasevska, in her debut with the orchestra.
This animated feature, with Zach Galifianakis voicing a malfunctioning robot, sends up technology addiction with a decent amount of wit.
The museum’s decision to replace its program for volunteer educators with one that “responds to issues of class and income equity” has drawn criticism.
The artist, who died last year, used collage and fabric to break out of painting’s confines. Now her works are on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
One of baseball’s feared hitters, the Houston Astros’ Yordan Alvarez grew up in Cuba believing he’d never need to learn English. His tape measure homers do his talking for him.
Johnson prédit le nom des prochaines grandes équipes rivales au sein de la N.B.A, et évoque son seul regret du temps où il dirigeait les Los Angeles Lakers.
A double-overtime thriller against the Boston Celtics in the season opener had 11 lead changes and 10 ties.
A pair of ugly losses in a row has Boston reeling. But as the A.L.C.S. shifts to Houston, the Red Sox are buoyed by the idea that they have overcome worse deficits in the past.
Tom Brady congratulated Aaron Rodgers for becoming a "shareholder of the Bears" after the Green Bay Packers quarterback's celebration in which he could be heard saying he "owned" the Chicago team.
Scientists identified the genes that played a role in many female elephants of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without tusks.
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Intelligence and defense agencies issued reports warning that the warming planet will increase strife between countries and spur migration.
A new analysis of fossilized footprints corrects what earlier scientists mistook for a very early carnivore in the dinosaur era.
Nasa's next-generation spaceship is attached to the rocket that will return people to the Moon.
Several top WarnerMedia executives never liked the HBO Max name. Merging with Discovery will give the combined company a chance to change it.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just issued new details in a high-profile Tesla fatal crash investigation.
The move is a concession to regulators and lawmakers, who are challenging whether the company has overcharged developers.
Google said in a press release that it would cut the service fee for subscriptions on its Google Play store from 30% to 15% from day one.
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