Sotheby’s has become the latest establishment name in art to dive into NFTs (nonfungible tokens) through its collaboration with anonymous digital artist Pak and NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway. The auction house sold The Fungible Collection, a “novel collection of digital art redefining our understanding of value”, for more than $17 million. Some pieces,...
Could cold sores plus shingles lead to Alzheimer’s? New research from Tufts and Oxford universities adds to the growing evidence that they might — and how. And the implications are both good and bad. Good, because it means vaccines could help prevent Alzheimer’s, for which there is very little medication and...
This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. In May 2019, Joan and Steve Reid left their part-time day jobs — Joan at the public library and Steve at a florist — and relocated from the affluent New York City suburb of Pearl River, N.Y., to the oceanfront community of...
Personal connection is key. Government officials and business leaders are increasingly turning to mandates as tougher ways to push the COVID-19 vaccination rate higher. But a new survey gauging the views of current and former vaccine hold-outs suggests a softer approach can also move the needle. It just matters...
President Joe Biden has called for an all-of-government response to climate change that looks for solutions and opportunities in every sector of the U.S. economy. That includes agriculture, which emits over 600 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent every year – more than the total national emissions of the United Kingdom, Australia, France...
The numbers are in: After the pandemic cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, our rebounding economy caused a sharp increase in 2021.  That jump makes it harder to avoid the worst harms from climate change. In response, more governments and companies are promoting carbon offsets as a...
The name Goldman Sachs conjures images of white-shoe investment bankers cutting multibillion-dollar M&A deals or underwriting major initial public offerings. Or it might bring to mind Goldman’s massive trading floors, where stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies are bought and sold on behalf of institutional clients and wealthy individuals. ...
The controversial organization that for years has been public servants’ main point of contact in accessing student-loan forgiveness will no longer be servicing federal student loans at the end of this year.  The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency informed the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid Thursday...
Netflix Inc. said it is acquiring the special-effects company Scanline VFX, a Canada-based firm that has worked on several shows for the streamer, including “Stranger Things” and “Blood Red Sky.” In a blog post announcing the purchase, Amy Reinhard, Netflix’s vice president of studio operations, said the company would invest in...
Well, it turns out our toxic modern diet of saturated fats, refined carbs, salt and chemicals may be speeding up our cognitive decline in our senior years, and could even bring on dementia. The good news? It will only affect those it hasn’t already killed through things like obesity,...