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Day: June 28, 2020

Art Institute of Chicago Workers Demand Transparency, Racial Equity Amid Layoffs

Art Institute of Chicago staff are demanding increased transparency, accountability, and racial equity from museum leadership, citing concerning decision-making in regard to a new round of institution-wide layoffs and preparations to reopen in late July. An open letter signed by…

Why the Anthropocene began with European colonisation, mass slavery and the ‘great dying’ of the 16th century

John Vanderlyn: Landing of Columbus The toppling of statues at Black Lives Matter protests has powerfully articulated that the roots of modern racism lie in European colonisation and slavery. Racism will be more forcefully opposed once we acknowledge this history…

This Self-Taught Artist Can Transform Herself Into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions (25 Pics)

Makeup is supposed to be fun and you certainly don’t have to wait for an annual appropriate occasion like Halloween to explore its endless possibilities! Some artists become celebrities’ and famous characters’ doppelgangers with spectacular resemblance, while others explore spooky,…

Arctic heatwave: what warmer summers mean for the region’s wildlife

Snowshoe hares are moving further into the Arctic. Dee Carpenter Originals / shutterstock The current heatwave in the Arctic, with temperatures reaching 38℃ in some parts of northern Siberia, is symptomatic of a region experiencing more than twice the global…

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Why one patient dies and another doesn’t?

The coronavirus comes in many guises. Some get a runny nose and others become deathly ill. How is that possible? It seems to be a macabre game of genes, lifestyle, the immune system, living conditions and underlying diseases. With a…