The Last Days of the Art World … and Perhaps the First Days of a New One

And in the art world, things were already rocky for those not at the top of the food chain. Numerous galleries were reporting being financially strapped by skyrocketing costs and paying to participate in (keep up with?) endless art fairs, always flying to biennials and exhibitions around the world. Artists were leaving smaller galleries in […]

Marine life in the world’s oceans can recover to healthy levels by 2050, researchers say

“We have a narrow window of opportunity to deliver a healthy ocean to our grandchildren’s generation, and we have the knowledge and tools to do so,” lead author Dr Carlos Duarte, professor of marine science and Tarek Ahmed Juffali research chair in Red Sea Ecology at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, said.

More Saddleworth-style fires likely as climate changes, scientists warn

He said: “With none of the current pollution abatement strategies in the early industrial period, these moors were on the receiving end of a whole range of quite nasty industrial pollutants. So these peats are a store of past pollution, which could be remobilised in the current fires with unknown consequences for human health.”

Coronavirus changes burial rituals for Jews, Muslims

“Feelings are very much mixed,” said Yakov Kurtz, who works for Chevra Kadisha, the main group overseeing Jewish burials in Israel. “We don’t know what to expect, we don’t know how many dead we will have to tend to. There are many fears.”

COVID-19: After Munich, pressure on NRAI to cancel New Delhi World Cup

“Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Organising Committee of the German Shooting Sport Federation along with the ISSF and the responsible authorities in Munich and Suhl have been forced to cancel the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol, which should have taken place in Munich, Germany from 2nd to 9th June, as well as the ISSF Junior World […]

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 delivers record-breaking fan engagement numbers

“We have built on the record-breaking success of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 and continued our focus on deepening engagement with existing fans and bringing new fans to the game with relevant, engaging content that goes beyond match highlights. Cricket fans want competitive cricket with context and the world’s best players did not […]

Michael Vaughan Suggests ‘IPL For Five Weeks Leading up to The T20 World Cup’

“We last met the BCCI officials at the HQ and after that, the next meeting was called off as it was clear that clarity from the government on the situation with regards to the pandemic is a must. Now that our 21-day lockdown comes to an end on April 14, we will get clarity on […]

It’s not too late to save the oceans: Scientists claim marine life at risk of being wiped out by climate change can recover by 2050 with less fishing, habitat restoration and pollution cuts

It seems the more ambitious goal of restricting global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F) may be more important than ever, according to previous research which claims 25 per cent of the world could see a significant increase in drier conditions.

The coronavirus won’t end moviegoing, but it could change it

It’s easy to understand why the pandemic presents major challenges to theaters. Going to the movies is a communal experience where a group of strangers sit next to one another in a dark room for an extended period of time. Even if theaters are reopened, it may be awhile before audiences feel safe enough to […]

World Autism Awareness Day: explaining a pandemic to individuals with special needs

Sangeeta Jain a parent of a special child and vice principal of SOREM, a special school in Chandigarh, agrees. “It is important to adapt the schedules and modes of learning according to the needs of the child and the parents. Parents also need to continue their work from home, and I hope they don’t overburden […]