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NASA probe records first likely 'marsquake' detected on red planet

Yahoo - Art News - 3 hours 18 min ago

NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported on Tuesday. The breakthrough came five months after InSight, the first spacecraft designed specifically to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down on the surface of Mars to begin its two-year seismological mission on the red planet. The faint rumble characterized by JPL scientists as a likely marsquake was recorded on April 6, the lander's 128th Martian day, or sol.


Henry Wollman Bloch, Collector and Prominent Benefactor of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Is Dead at 96

ArtNews News Feed - 4 hours 9 min ago

He donated to the museum 29 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, which are held in its Bloch Galleries. Read More

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‘Palimpsest’ at Lismore Castle, Ireland

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See images from one notable show every weekday. Read More

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Nancy Holt’s Land Art Sculpture ‘Sun Tunnels’ to Be Conserved by Dia Art Foundation

ArtNews News Feed - 4 hours 37 min ago

The project begins in early May in Utah's Great Basin, where the four sculptures are located. Read More

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Report: Takashi Murakami Has Ended Two-Decade Relationship with Blum & Poe Gallery

ArtNews News Feed - 4 hours 42 min ago

In a statement, the gallery said his choice to leave Blum & Poe was a "mutual decision." Read More

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Two more defendants agree to plead guilty in college admissions bribery case

Yahoo - Art News - 6 hours 39 min ago

A former women's soccer assistant coach at USC and another parent have agreed to plead guilty in the nation's college admissions bribery case.


Netgear’s most popular Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system is on sale for just $159.99, today only

Yahoo - Art News - 6 hours 47 min ago

The NETGEAR Orbi Wall-Plug Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with a base station and two wall-plug satellite extenders is the most popular bundle on Amazon. And today, for one day only, it's on sale at its lowest price ever. A one-day Gold Box deal slashes the price to $199.99, which is significantly lower than the $270 retail price. But there's also a $40 coupon you can clip on the product page, dropping the cost all the way down to just $159.99!Here's what you need to know from the product page: * Creates a Mesh WiFi network that blankets your home in super fast, seamless WiFi -- room to room, wall to wall, floor to floor. Replaces your old router, works with your modem and internet service provider * Slim profile wall-plug satellites make it super easy to extend your WiFi to any room with a standard electrical outlet, just plug it in and stream with speed * Up to 123% faster than the leading brands, as certified by an independent study, makes Orbi the highest performance Mesh WiFi system on the market * Eliminates WiFi dead zones and buffering -- 5,000 square feet of consistent coverage -- at speeds up to 2.2 Gbps (gigabytes per second) * Maintains speed even as more devices use your WiFi at the same time -- the difference is tri-band technology, others use dual band.Dedicated backhaul:2X2 (866Mbps) * Simple setup with the Orbi app -- create guest network, access parental controls, and run speed tests right from the app * 2 Ethernet ports on the router provide a wired connection to your Smart TV and more


Commit to Memory: In a Houston Park, 25 Artists Propose ‘New Monuments for New Cities’

ArtNews News Feed - 7 hours 19 min ago

The High Line Art Network has tapped Judith Bernstein, the Guerrilla Girls, Hans Haacke, and others to “imagine a monument for today, for your city, for your community.” Read More

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Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site

Yahoo - Art News - 8 hours 21 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.


Kohl's expands Amazon returns program to all stores, shares jump

Yahoo - Art News - 8 hours 28 min ago

The returns program with Amazon.com, launched in 2017, is currently available in 100 Kohl's stores mostly concentrated in the Los Angeles, Chicago and Milwaukee markets. The new program will allow returns at Kohl's all 1,159 stores in the United States. "This new service is another example of how Kohl's is delivering innovation to drive traffic to our stores and bring more relevance to our customers," said Kohl's Chief Executive Officer Michelle Gass.


Modi among tens of millions to vote in India's 'Super Tuesday' polls

Yahoo - Art News - 8 hours 43 min ago

Tens of millions of Indians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, voted on India's "Super Tuesday" in the latest round of polls when the biggest number of seats are decided in the country's marathon election. Nearly 190 million voters were eligible to vote on 117 seats spread across 15 Indian states, stretching from the Himalayas to the Indian ocean, in the third of the seven phases of the mega polls. Heavy security has been put in place, with violent clashes erupting between rival groups in eastern India's West Bengal state, killing one political worker.


Oil prices shoot to 2019 highs on US Iran sanctions move

Yahoo - Art News - 8 hours 57 min ago

World oil prices struck fresh 2019 highs on Tuesday after the US cracked down on Iranian oil exports while stock markets were buoyed by a raft of positive US corporate results.


Ex-USC soccer coach to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Yahoo - Art News - 9 hours 7 min ago

A former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach has agreed to plead guilty to engaging in a racketeering scheme in which she accepted bribes to help wealthy parents get their children into the school as part of the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history. Laura Janke, who worked at USC until 2014, has agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiring to commit racketeering, according to a plea agreement filed in federal court in Boston on Tuesday. "Full House" star Loughlin has pleaded not guilty, while "Desperate Housewives" actress Huffman is due to plead guilty on May 21.


How Does the Geely Geometry A Measure Up to the Tesla Model 3?

Yahoo - Art News - 10 hours 10 min ago

Is the Chinese automaker capable of making a Tesla Model 3 fighter? We do the math.


Teva stops testing its migraine drug as cluster headache treatment

Yahoo - Art News - 10 hours 15 min ago

The drug, known generically as fremanezumab, competes with rival treatments from Eli Lilly & Co and Amgen Inc. Lilly in November received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "breakthrough" status for its migraine drug Emgality in treating episodic cluster headaches. In a late-stage trial, three out of four patients treated with Lilly's drug saw at least a 50 percent reduction in weekly cluster headaches. Teva's decision could be positive for Lilly's drug in differentiating it from its rivals, BMO Capital Markets analyst Alex Arfaei said.


Woman who claims Biden touched her without permission says his jokes are 'disrespectful'

Yahoo - Art News - 10 hours 17 min ago

A Nevada Democrat who accused Joe Biden of touching her without permission says the former vice president has been "so incredibly disrespectful" by joking about the matter. Lucy Flores leveled her criticism Monday on Fox News as Biden nears an announcement of his 2020 presidential campaign.


2020 Democrats clash over impeachment, felons' right to vote

Yahoo - Art News - 10 hours 34 min ago

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.


Grief stricken relatives bid farewell to Sri Lanka terror attack victims at ceremony outside devastated church

Yahoo - Art News - 10 hours 55 min ago

Devastated relatives collapsed into the arms of bystanders at memorial services Tuesday, as Sri Lanka began burying victims of deadly weekend suicide blasts that claimed over 320 lives. "We haven't felt this sad since the war," said 36-year-old Rashmi Fernando, referring to the civil conflict that ravaged the country until a decade ago. "I lost three cousins in the attack and another one is in ICU," said Fernando, who was attending a service at the heavily damaged St Sebastian's Church in Negombo with her daughters, aged three and eight. "We're here to pay our respects and pray that my injured cousin will recover." At least 321 people were killed by suicide bomb blasts on Sunday that ripped through three hotels and three churches as worshippers attended Easter services. Relatives collapsed in tears at the mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island.  Credit:  ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS On Tuesday, they were remembered with three minutes of silence that started at 8:30 am (0300 GMT), when the first of the bombs detonated. Inside St Sebastian's, evidence of the blast was everywhere, with shattered religious statues and smashed pews littering the floor. Services were held in the grounds, where more than a thousand people gathered by mid-morning to remember the victims. The atmosphere was heavy with grief. A coffin of a victim is carried during a mass burial of victims at a cemetery near St. Sebastian Church in Negombo. Credit: ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/ REUTERS As the first flower-topped coffin containing the body of a woman was brought in, her elderly husband wept uncontrollably. Some 22 people had been buried in separate coffins by midday Tuesday, laid to rest side-by-side in a sandy patch of church land. Around a dozen cemetery workers and three mechanical diggers toiled tirelessly in the hot sun, excavating more graves for the bodies to come. Against a wall were stacked three crosses, numbered 23, 24, and 25. "We're expecting around 30 bodies to come today," Father Suranga Warnakulasuriya, 32, told AFP. Mourners carry the coffins of victims during Tuesday's memorial ceremony Credit: ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS "The situation is so bad. Yesterday I went to a house and there were seven bodies. As a Catholic priest, I have not experienced this kind of situation in my lifetime." Bhashina Kularathna, 16, and her four siblings placed lit candles on top of some of the graves. "We don't know who is buried here but they are all our brothers and sisters," she told AFP. More people are believed to have died in the blast at St Sebastian's than at any of the five other attack sites, with the local hospital receiving more than 100 bodies. Grief stricken relatives collapsed into the arms of bystanders during the mass funeral Credit:  ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS Memorial services were also held at St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, also targeted Sunday. Security was tight after another explosive found by police detonated near the church before the bomb squad could defuse it. Black and white banners were hung along the street leading to the church, a symbol of mourning in Sri Lanka. Sadhurshrini Sivakumar, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, said she had come to pay tribute to the victims. A soldier guards clergymen attending the mass funeral Credit: Carl Court/ Getty Images AsiaPac A Hindu, she visited the church often because it is near her house. "I liked going to the church, I found it relaxing," she said. "Being here, I feel very sad," she added, "I feel afraid living so nearby." Father Jude Fernando, the church's chief priest for the last five years, was at the scene when the blast happened. "It's beyond words to explain what happened," he said. "It's the first time I heard a sound like that. I saw people screaming, injured, bodies (on the ground)." He said the church had suffered extensive damage and no one would be allowed inside for now. "I urge people to continue to pray," he said. "What we lost we can't get back."


Last Chance to Earn 100k Marriott Points With Bonvoy Amex Cards

Yahoo - Art News - 11 hours 2 min ago

The final day to take advantage of 100,000-point offers on the newly christened Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card is coming up fast, with new card owners only having until Apr. 24 to earn 100k points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months. If you can meet the minimum-spending requirement, now is the time to apply for one of the cards -- especially since we don't know how much lower the welcome bonuses will be after April 24. As a reminder, the introduction of the Bonvoy card branding (which led to new offers like this one) is a result of Marriott combining and retiring its old Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest branding. That combination included merging points and status levels, unifying all the co-branded cards under the Marriott Bonvoy umbrella.Based on a valuation from The Points Guy, 100,000 Marriott points are worth $800 (or 0.8 cents for each point). To get an idea of how far 100,000 points can take you, you could use them for more than 15 nights at a Category 1 hotel, one night at a top-tier Category 8 property like the St. Regis Maldives or transfer your points to one of more than 40 airline partners, with a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points you transfer. Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant AmexThe Bonvoy Brilliant is the top-of-the-line personal credit card in the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, with a $450 annual fee. It comes with plenty of perks, including: * Up to $300 in Marriott Bonvoy statement credit for each year you're a cardmember year. That credit can be put toward eligible Marriott Bonvoy purchases, including room rates. * You also get a free night award, for properties that cost up to 50,000 points (It's awarded each year after your account anniversary). * Also included is complimentary Marriott Gold elite status, which is the status level that gets you benefits including a 25% points bonus, priority late checkout and upgrades to enhanced rooms. * And you can earn 6x points on Marriott stays; 3x at US restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines (2x points on everything else).The Bonvoy Brilliant Amex is a great option for Marriott loyalists and even infrequent Marriott guests (and you can read a review summarizing the other highlights about the card here). Marriott Bonvoy Business AmexThe Bonvoy Business Amex, which includes a $125 annual fee, is great for anyone needing a business credit card and who could use some Marriott points. It also offers the following perks: * One free night award, for properties that cost up to 35,000 points, which is awarded each year after your account anniversary. * Complimentary Marriott Silver elite status. And you can earn Gold status after spending $35,000 in a calendar year. * You can also earn 6x points on Marriott stays; 4x at US restaurants, US gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from US service providers and US purchases for shipping (2x points on everything else).Check out this earlier review of the Bonvoy Business Amex for more info. Bottom LineApr. 24 is the date to keep in mind if you're looking for more Marriott points and have been eying the Bonvoy Brilliant or Bonvoy Business cards. Don't forget, the cards' benefits include a windfall of points via the welcome bonuses, plus free night awards and lots more that make them a solid deal for almost anyone who wants to sign up.


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