Christo before Christo: Paris exhibition reveals artist’s earlier works

Jun 5, 2022

Long before scaling the heights of the Reichstag in Berlin or the Pont Neuf in Paris, the artist known as Christo started on a much smaller scale. Having fled communist Bulgaria for Paris and working in a maid’s room, the impoverished refugee began creating his first wrapped sculptures using everyday objects such as cans, bottles and – when he found a bigger studio – old oil barrels. Christo’s Wrapped Oil Barrels 1958–1959. Photograph: Serpen ...read more

Indian ambassador summoned to Iran foreign ministry

Jun 5, 2022

The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Director General for South Asia has summoned the Indian ambassador to protest on behalf of Iran’s government and people an insult by a TV program in India to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The Indian ambassador to Tehran expressed regret over the issue and described as unacceptable any affront to Islam’s Prophet. The Indian envoy said this is not the stance of the Indian government which has utmost respect for all faiths. He added that the perso ...read more

Positive Phase 1 Data from mRNA-based Individualized Neoantigen Specific Immunotherapy in Patients with Resected Pancreatic Cancer presented at ASCO

Jun 5, 2022

Preliminary analysis of data from an ongoing investigator-initiated, single-center Phase 1 study supported by BioNTech and Genentech and conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, United States Autogene Cevumeran, a fully individualized mRNA cancer immunotherapy (iNeST) demonstrated that vaccine-induced immunity significantly correlates with delayed tumor recurrence in patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Initial results suggest sequential combinat ...read more

New Evidence for Alternate Origins of Alzheimer’s Disease Plaques

Jun 5, 2022

Evidence mounts for alternate origins of Alzheimer’s disease plaque, as a new experiment in mice reveals that the buildup of debris-filled plaques is preceded by a breakdown in how brain cells rid themselves of waste. Results could explain why drugs designed to remove amyloid deposits have failed to stop disease. According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults and the 7th leading cause of death in the United Sta ...read more

Driverless cars could force other road users to drive more efficiently

Jun 5, 2022

Cars controlled by AI drive smoothly and more efficiently, and a computer model suggests the effect spreads to nearby drivers too Technology 24 May 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Self-driving cars may bring benefits to other drivers Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images Autonomous cars are predicted to improve fuel efficiency for everyone on the road – an idea that will be put to the test on routes around Nashville, Tennessee, later this year. Benedetto Piccoli at Rutgers Unive ...read more

Crops, trees, and bioenergy reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Jun 5, 2022

According to Michigan State University experts, an integrated approach to land management techniques in the United States can reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere significantly more than previous predictions based on separate approaches. Their findings were published in the journal Global Change Biology on May 31. “In an either-or scenario, using solely land management or bioenergy turns out to be short-sighted,” said Phil Robertson, a University Distinguished Professor of Plant, S ...read more

Great timing and supercomputer upgrade lead to successful forecast of volcanic eruption

Jun 5, 2022

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In the fall of 2017, geology professor Patricia Gregg and her team had just set up a new volcanic forecasting modeling program on the Blue Waters and iForge supercomputers. Simultaneously, another team was monitoring activity at the Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. One of the scientists on the Ecuador project, Dennis Geist of Colgate University, contacted Gregg, and what happened next was the fortuitous forecast of the June 201 ...read more

PDP condemns Owo church attack, alleges complicity of APC govt

Jun 5, 2022

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had condemned the killing of over 50 innocent worshippers during a church service at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State. PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon Debo Ologunagba, said it’s surprising that the terrorists invaded the church, opened fire on worshippers, freely murdered Nigerians in cold blood, and left unchallenged. It said terrorists are emboldened by the alleged complicity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ...read more

Severe weather warnings for NSW and Victoria as blizzards move in to alpine areas, while SA is lashed by rain

Jun 5, 2022

Blizzard conditions are on their way for large parts of New South Wales and Victoria’s alpine areas as a “vigorous” cold front brings cold showers, strong winds and frigid temperatures, while South Australia has been hit by torrential rain. The Bureau of Meteorology issued severe weather warnings for damaging wind gusts and blizzard conditions for southern NSW and across much of Victoria, with peaks gusts of up to 130km/h likely over Alpine areas. In Victoria, blizzard conditions were fo ...read more

‘Significant’ consequences if lawmakers fail to act on gun control, Democrat warns

Jun 5, 2022

The Democratic senator leading his party’s push for stronger gun laws said on Sunday he believed measures passed in Florida following the 2018 high school shooting in Parkland could attract Republican support and provide a workable template for action in Congress. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, said he was optimistic that recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, could finally prompt enough bipartisan support for legislation that has ...read more

Iran Judiciary denies Khuzestan ex-gov. among people blamed for building collapse

Jun 5, 2022

Iran’s Judiciary has rejected media reports that the former governor of Khuzestan Province who has travelled to the UAE was among people at fault for the recent building collapse in the southern city of Abadan. The Judiciary announced through its media outlet that neither government delegations nor the Iranian general prosecutor and other relevant officials have directly or indirectly blamed Gholamreza Shariati for the incident in their reports. The Judiciary also demanded that anyone who h ...read more

Why Imposter Syndrome Isn’t All That Bad

Jun 5, 2022

Imposter syndrome can be your most powerful secret weapon. getty Imposter syndrome—the belief that you’re not as competent as others perceive you to be—is surprisingly common. According to a new survey by Moneypenny, 1 in 3 Americans suffer from imposter syndrome, with those between 18-24 experiencing it the most (46%). The study also revealed that women (35%) tend to suffer more than men (30%) from a sense of self-doubt in the workplace. If you think only ordinary people have the ...read more

Food Vendor Washes Fish in DRC

Jun 5, 2022

Kahambu Taheruka washes horse mackerel in Kikimba, Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Taheruka sells fried fish to help provide for her family. Kahambu Taheruka washes horse mackerel in Kikimba, Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Taheruka sells fried fish to help provide for her family. Kahambu Taheruka washes horse mackerel in Kikimba, Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Taheruka sells fried fish to help provide for her family. Democratic Republic of Congo ...read more

Students of colour express concerns over increase in police presence in U.S. schools

Jun 5, 2022

After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost security measures and increased the presence of law enforcement on campus — partly to reassure parents and students. But police inside schools can make some students more uneasy, not less. Especially for Black students and other students of colour, their personal experiences with policing can leave them feeling unsafe and alienated from school when they see officers on campus. High school senior ...read more