A 65-year journey in modern art: India’s National Gallery of Modern Art showcases over 100 creative works

May 18, 2019

India’s National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. NGMA Bengaluru was opened to the public on 18th February, 2009; the other two national galleries are in Delhi and Mumbai. The heritage building and garden in Bengaluru are host to a wide range of outdoor installations, indoor paintings, graphic prints, photographs, and […]

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Nickelodeon’s Long-Awaited Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life Movies Will Be Coming to Netflix

May 13, 2019

Hey, remember all those revival movies Nickelodeon was working on? They’re still coming, and when they do they’ll hit Netflix, too. This news comes from NickALive!, a Nickelodeon fan blog, which learned this fact listening to a recent Viacom earnings call. The two movies, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, were heavily promoted in 2017 […]

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May 10, 2019

It used to be that there wasn’t a problem on the average car that couldn’t be solved with a nice set of wrenches, a case of beer, and a long weekend. But the modern automobile has more in common with a spaceship than those vintage rides of yesteryear. Bristling with sensors and electronics, we’re at […]

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FDA Pune shuts down Modern Dairy over adulteration

April 27, 2019

FDA officials said the food items sold at Modern Dairy violated the norms prescribed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and is a serious threat to the public.(HT/PHOTO) In a surprise raid conducted on Friday, the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) Pune seized adulterated paneer (cottage cheese), curd and cream from Modern […]

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‘Even more beautiful’: should Notre Dame get a modern spire?

April 21, 2019

It is less than a week since the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and the response has swung from global grief at an architectural tragedy, to relief that the damage was not as extensive as it could have been, and on to matters of reconstruction. President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the 13th-century landmark will be rebuilt […]

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The Assange prosecution threatens modern journalism

April 13, 2019

 ‘Journalistic scrutiny is a key democratic safeguard against governmental misconduct.’ Photograph: Peter Rae/AAP The US government’s indictment of Julian Assange is about far more than a charge of conspiring to hack a Pentagon computer. Many of the acts detailed in the indictment are standard journalistic practices in the digital age. How authorities in the UK respond to […]

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This Newfound Extinct Human Lineage Also Mated with Modern Humans

April 12, 2019

The mysterious Denisovans are known only from fossils unearthed in the Denisova Cave, shown here, in the Altai Mountains in Siberia. Credit: Bence Viola, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology A newfound extinct human lineage that lived in New Guinea interbred with modern humans, a new study finds. This lineage’s genetic differences from other humans […]

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Mapped: historic public transit systems v their modern equivalents

April 3, 2019

Los Angeles was once served by the Pacific Electric Railway, which boasted in its marketing that it was largest electric railway system in the world. The 1926 map here is based on original service guides I found in the Los Angeles Public Library, with assistance from the Los Angeles Metro’s archivists. It is popularly believed […]

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Technology can help us end the scourge of modern slavery. Here’s how

April 2, 2019

Modern slavery: it’s a strange term. The word ‘modern‘ generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge. Juxtapose that with the word ‘slavery’. A most outdated concept. Captivity. Bondage. Oppression and repression. In the 21st century, slavery is surely something that only crazed individuals or dictators could possibly countenance. Sadly, however, there are 40 million […]

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UK modern slavery cases involving children doubles

March 20, 2019

 Gangs use children to traffic drugs from inner-city areas to provincial towns. Photograph: stockex / Alamy/Alamy A steep rise in the number of vulnerable children being lured into dealing drugs as part of the so-called county lines crisis has led to a doubling of modern slavery cases involving UK minors in Britain. Data from the National Crime Agency (NCA) […]

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