Is it fair to characterize Premier John Horgan as “anti-science”?

I’ll start this column by offering some positive comments about Premier John Horgan. First off, he seems more concerned about the cost of living for average folks than any BC first minister in a generation. His government has limited rent increases in the face of lots of howling from landlords. I know — the critics … Read more

Science in the Shadow of the French Revolution

In 1788, Jacques Louis David painted a full-length double portrait of the chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze Lavoisier, his wife and scientific collaborator, casting them as personifications of the Enlightenment. They set the striking pair in an elegant drawing room — evoking an apartment they occupied in the Paris Arsenal where … Read more

Breaking the mold: UW-Madison geneticist bridges art and science, partakes in National Mall display

For years, Ahna Skop didn’t feel like she fit the mold of a scientist. She comes from a family of artists. Her father, Michael Skop, was a pupil of a famous Croatian artist, Ivan Meštrović, and her dad brought in students from all over the world to an art school they had at their house. … Read more

Buzzy Austinite joins Texas Business Hall of Fame as the youngest inductee

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation has induced six new Texans to its prestigious ranks – including one Austin business all-star. Whitney Wolfe Herd, of Bumble fame, along with Dallas-based Thomas O. Hicks and Houston’s John Arnold, Ric Campo, Jeffery D. Hildebrand, and Paul W. Hobby, will be honored at the Texas Business Hall … Read more

Online Sports Betting Is a Buzzy Industry, But Where’s the Money?

Text size Gamblers may have won big with the men’s March Madness championship game on Monday, but investing in online gambling platforms has been a losing hand as of late. Shares of DraftKings (ticker: DKNG) have slipped about 72% in the past 12 months, while shares of rival Penn National Gaming (PENN) are off about … Read more

New sports bar offers Las Vegas-inspired experience in Columbus

Parlay Sporting Club & Kitchen, located at 570 N. High St., is a high-end sports bar that opened Feb. 17. Credit: Courtesy of Jack McKnight Complete with television booths, mussels and a DJ, Parlay Sporting Club + Kitchen provides Short North-goers with a new sports bar environment. Jack McKnight, marketing director for Peerless Management Group … Read more

‘Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby’ Review: An Experiment in Enlightenment Creativity

San Marino, Calif. The scientist in the remarkable painting “An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump” (1768) —which is now the focus of an exhibition, “Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby,” at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens — is the only figure whose gaze is … Read more

How NFT technology can be a tool for decolonization | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW

Somewhere in a decentralized, virtual realm lives a newly minted non-fungible token (NFT), a unique digital asset that can be sold or traded using cryptocurrency. It features a virtual rendering of a sculpture crafted in 1931 by Congo’s Pende people. Suspended somewhere between fantasy and reality, the image rotates counterclockwise against a black background, revealing … Read more

# 8 Science & Arts (OK) Drovers Shine In The Cali Sun, Advance To Round Of 32

VSN (admin) Published Friday, March 11, 2022 – 10:06 PM SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Late Friday night, the No. 8 seed University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (23-9, 15-7 SAC) opened play at the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship – Opening Round with an impressive 78-67 victory against No. 9 seed the Montana Western … Read more