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intel helps advance genomics analytics with new architecture


less than a year after expanding its partnership with the broad institute of harvard and mit to advance the use high-performance computing for genomics analytics, intel is announcing some milestones.intel and broad have developed a new reference architecture, called the broad-intel genomics stack (bigstack), which delivers a 5x improvement to broad's genomics analytics pipeline. it uses intel's cpus, omni-path fabric, and ssds. the stack also includes optimizations for the intel's integrated cpu and fpgas.the new architecture supports data volumes "at truly unprecedented scale," wrote jason waxman, corporate vp and gm of the data center solutions group at intel, in a blog post.with this sort of advancement in genomics analytics, he wrote, "we can take new steps toward understanding the mol






intel helps advance genomics analytics with new architecture


less than a year after expanding its partnership with the broad institute of harvard and mit to advance the use high-performance computing for genomics analytics, intel is announcing some milestones.intel and broad have developed a new reference architecture, called the broad-intel genomics stack (bigstack), which delivers a 5x improvement to broad's genomics analytics pipeline. it uses intel's cpus, omni-path fabric and ssds. the stack also includes optimizations for the intel's integrated cpu and fpgas.the new architecture supports data volumes "at truly unprecedented scale," jason waxman, corporate vp and gm of the data center solutions group at intel, wrote in a blog post.with this sort of advancement in genomics analytics, he wrote, "we can take new steps toward understanding the mole






china sides with emmanulle charpentier and jennifer doudna in crispr patent war


continuing the patent dispute internationally, china has now given the charpentier/doudna side a patent to edit genes in the country.crispr pioneers emmanuelle charpentier and jennifer doudna lost a patent case to the broad insititute earlier this year when the court determined the broad insititute had an application markedly different than charpentier’s and doudna’s overall patent. uc berkeley and charpentier’s team are fighting that decision in the u.s.undaunted, doudna told techcrunch at the time that outcome was a positive, “i’m actually delighted to know the claims of our original patent have been allowed by the patent examiner and can now move forward towards issuance,” she said, describing the difference between the two patents with a tennis ball analogy.“the broad institute’s paten






china sides with emmanulle charpentier and jennifer doudna in crispr patent war


continuing the patent dispute internationally, china has now given the charpentier/doudna side a patent to edit genes in the country.crispr pioneers emmanuelle charpentier and jennifer doudna lost a patent case to the broad insititute earlier this year when the court determined the broad insititute had an application markedly different than charpentier’s and doudna’s overall patent. uc berkeley and charpentier’s team are fighting that decision in the u.s.undaunted, doudna told techcrunch at the time that outcome was a positive. “i’m actually delighted to know the claims of our original patent have been allowed by the patent examiner and can now move forward towards issuance,” she said. “the broad institute’s patent is for green tennis balls but the patent we will have is for all tennis bal






the broad announces on-sale date for tickets to its next special exhibition, a j


the u.s. flag will take center stage at the broad at noon on jan. 1: that’s when the museum will release tickets to its next special exhibition, “jasper johns: ‘something resembling truth.’”organized in collaboration with the royal academy of arts in london, the show will be the first u.s. survey of the artist’s work in more than 20 years. it will open at the broad on feb. 10 and will remain on view until may 13.themuseum will release all of the timed tickets at once on thebroad.org on jan. 1. as with its recent yayoi kusama special exhibition, tickets — free for children 17 and younger — include general admission to the broad’s third-floor galleries.the broad said it would have some same-day standby tickets available for purchase, though it wouldn’t say how many. nor would it say how many






gene editing patent ruling sways fortune of biotech hopefuls


new york (ap) — in a highly anticipated decision that could sway the fortunes of a handful of biotechnology companies, the federal patent office has turned back a challenge to patents covering a widely used method for editing genes.the office’s board of appeals ruled wednesday that the broad institute of mit and harvard can keep patents it had been awarded for a technique called crispr that lets scientists alter dna within cells.it turned back a challenge from the university of california, berkeley. the school had filed its own crispr patent application in 2012 a few months before the broad institute, but the broad got its patents approved while berkeley’s application is pending.the financial implications are huge, since crispr may lead to many lucrative products in medicine, agriculture a






get enlightened (or disgusted) by the edgy art of the broad and moca in downtown


why: these two museums are on the front lines of contemporary art worldwide, focusing on works made since 1945. they stand within a stone's throw of each other on grand avenue.  what: the broad museum (opened in september 2015 and bankrolled by l.a. art maven eli broad) is free for general admission, but you have to reserve in advance or in the stand-by line, which can last more than an hour. the museum of contemporary art (born in 1979) isn't free, and isn't getting so much buzz since the broad opened. but both can startle, enlighten, disgust and amuse you.within the broad, art stars like jeff koons, takashi murakami, andy warhol, edward ruscha and andreas gursky dominate the two levels of galleries, and visitors queue up to spend 45 seconds alone in yayoi kusama's "infinity mirrored room






get enlightened (or disgusted) by the edgy art of the broad and moca in downtown


why: these two museums are on the front lines of contemporary art worldwide, focusing on works made since 1945. they stand within a stone's throw of each other on grand avenue.  what: the broad museum (opened in september 2015 and bankrolled by l.a. art maven eli broad) is free for general admission, but you have to reserve in advance or in the stand-by line, which can last more than an hour. the museum of contemporary art (born in 1979) isn't free, and isn't getting so much buzz since the broad opened. but both can startle, enlighten, disgust and amuse you.within the broad, art stars like jeff koons, takashi murakami, andy warhol, edward ruscha and andreas gursky dominate the two levels of galleries, and visitors queue up to spend 45 seconds alone in yayoi kusama's "infinity mirrored room






eli broad, a top l.a. philanthropist and power broker, is retiring from his foun


billionaire philanthropist eli broad has been a driving force in the intellectual and cultural life of los angeles, pouring money into its universities, championing charter schools, and helping to reshape its downtown.now he is stepping back from day-to-day operations at the foundation that bears his name.broad announced thursday that he is retiring immediately. in a statement, broad said that although he was in great health, “at age 84, i have decided the time has come for me to step back.”“i think he just wants to spend less time in the office,” said swati pandey, spokeswoman for the eli and edythe broad foundation. “he works more than a lot of people half his age.”broad, whose retirement was first reported by the new york times, will remain a foundation trustee and is still on the board






judge rules crispr-cas9 patents belong to broad institute of harvard and mit


following a high-profile and very heated court hearing over ownership of the patents for gene-editing technology crispr-cas9, judges at the united states patent and trademark office in alexandria, virginia, ruled today that the technology belongs to the broad institute of mit and harvard, not the university of california berkeley, stat news first reported.this is a big blow to uc berkeley, as this technology is worth potentially billions or even trillions of dollars, techcrunch’s sarah buhr previously noted. that’s because crispr-cas9 is perhaps the most important breakthrough in biotech of our time.crispr’s promise is huge. the technology could potentially change humanity’s genetic code, as well as produce new types of treatments and even cure diseases.in a one-sentence ruling, the judges






broad magazine download


download download broad is the premier magazine dedicated to the life, style and beauty needs of mature australian women. we seek to challenge long dated perceptions by elevating the profile and narrative of this growing and empowered group, and inspire women to celebrate their unique style by consistently delivering a quality, language neutral periodical where age is no barrier. broad is the first publication of its kind to be dedicated entirely to the interests of women aged 50 plus. covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, health, culture, travel and thought, broad is the antidote to mainstream media and a popular culture so obsessed with eternal youth. initially a quarterly publication, our trial pricing will start out at $7.99 aud per issue, with an annual subscription offer available for






eli broad, top l.a. philanthropist and power-broker, is stepping back from his f


eli broad, the billionaire philanthropist who has been a powerful force in los angeles arts, education and politics, is stepping back from the day-to-day operations of his foundation.broad, 84, announced thursday that he is retiring immediately, said swati pandey, spokeswoman for the eli and edythe broad foundation."i think he just wants to spend less time in the office," pandey said. "he works more than a lot of people half his age."his retirement was first reported by the new york times. broad will remain a foundation trustee and is still on the board of the downtown art museum that bears his name.the broads have put more than $4.1 billion into an array of charitable activities, focusing the money on scientific research, education programs, the arts and other initiatives.advertisementeli






crispr-cas9 inventor jennifer doudna’s plans on moving forward, genetically modi


the decision of who owned the rights to a hotly disputed crispr gene editing patent came down in favor of the broad institute of mit and harvard today so you’d think the mood would be sour at the university of california, berkeley, the other contender in the case. but berkeley’s jennifer doudna tells techcrunch this is a positive for her.“i’m actually delighted to know the claims of our original patent have been allowed by the patent examiner and can now move forward towards issuance,” she said.judge rules crispr-cas9 patents belong to broad institute of harvard and mitwtf is crispr? doudna is credited with being the first to figure out how to use crispr to program cells using the cas9 enzyme. uc berkeley filed a patent on behalf of doudna’s work but the broad institute used a fast-track o






karlie kloss, ricky martin and miranda kerr celebrate the broad's new jasper joh


a host of stars including miranda kerr, ricky martin and karlie kloss were among the lucky dozens of people to get a preview of the broad’s new “jasper johns: something resembling truth” exhibition thursday night during a vip cocktail reception and dinner. the exhibition, which opens to the public on saturday, is supported by french luxury brand louis vuitton, which kerr and kloss wore for the occasion.“my son loves it here,” said kerr, who held hands with husband evan spiegel as she made her way through the downtown los angeles-based museum. “my son was asking me last night, ‘when can we go back?’ i didn’t have the heart to tell him that we were coming here tonight because he would not have let me leave. i told him, ‘we’re going to a work dinner.’ under my breath, i was like, ‘what a coin






here's how to score tickets to 'yayoi kusama: infinity mirrors' at the broad


the hottest ticket in los angeles goes on sale today, and we have the lowdown on how to nab yours.the broad museum will release 50,000 tickets for purchase at noon for “yayoi kusama: infinity mirrors,” a highly anticipated exhibit opening oct. 21. kusama is already featured in the museum's permanent collection with “infinity mirrored room — the souls of millions of light years away." the traveling exhibit will include six "infinity" mirror rooms and debuted at the hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden in washington in february. art lovers interested in scoring tickets should make sure they're on www.thebroad.org at noon when sales begin. the broad will form a virtual queue from individuals currently on the page and people will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets as the queue proce






ex-paramount chief sherry lansing and former met director thomas campbell to joi


as the broad marks its two-year anniversary wednesday, the museum is announcing four new trustees to its board, including former paramount studios chief sherry lansing and former metropolitan museum of art director thomas p. campbell.the other two trustees come from within the broad and the eli and edythe broad foundation. they are deborah kanter, chief legal counsel for the foundation, and joanne heyler, founding director of the museum.the new members, the institution said in its announcement, will “help advance the museum’s mission to make its collection accessible to the widest possible audience.”campbell spent eight years heading up the met in new york. he resigned in february, and in july, he was selected for a getty museum and rothschild foundation fellowship, during which he will re






merkel pledges to push for free trade at g-20 summit


berlin—german chancellor angela merkel pledged tuesday to strive for a broad, rules-based and fair agreement on global trade at the meeting of group of 20 leaders next month, aiming to convince the u.s. of the benefits of open markets.“we will do everything in our power to achieve an agreement as broad as possible in hamburg,” ms. merkel...






winnipeg mother fends off attack trying to abduct her daughter in broad daylight


winnipeg police say they are still looking for a suspect after a mother had to fight off a man who tried to abduct her daughter in broad daylight. faida bugagara tells ctv winnipeg she was on her porch thursday with her four-year-old daughter, princess, when a man approached them. she says the man tried to […]






google conducting broad investigation of russian influence


google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to manipulate voters ahead of the u.s. election, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move that comes after facebook inc. and twitter inc. said russian actors used their sites.google, part of alphabet inc., is also talking with congressional officials who are investigating russian efforts to...






g-20 leaders find trade compromises but are split on climate


hamburg—leaders from the group of 20 countries vowed saturday to fight protectionism and secure fair trade, finding a broad consensus after president donald trump’s defiantly unilateral stance exposed a rift between the world’s leading economies.in light of the broad political pushback against globalization and the rise in antiestablishment forces in recent years, however, the g-20 stepped back from an unequivocal commitment to free...






acting fbi director mccabe, contradicting white house, says comey 'enjoyed broad


i hold director comey in the absolute highest regard. i have the highest respect for his considerable abilities and his integrity, and it has been the greatest privilege and honor of my professional life to work with him. ... [he] enjoyed broad support within the fbi and still does." acting fbi director andrew mccabe






spain ties attacks to broad terror network


authorities said on friday they unearthed evidence that a broad network spanning four towns and involving a dozen suspects carried out the terror attacks in spain, raising concerns that islamic state is still capable of orchestrating coordinated assaults despite major losses in syria and iraq. the deadly spree began with a van attack that killed 13 people in barcelona and ended when police shot and killed five assailants in the...






spain ties attacks to broad terror network


authorities said on friday they unearthed evidence that a broad network involving a dozen suspects carried out the terror attacks in spain, raising concerns that islamic state is still capable of orchestrating coordinated assaults despite major losses in syria and iraq. the deadly spree began with a van attack that killed 13 people in barcelona and ended when police shot and killed five assailants in the seaside town of cambrils,...






uc berkeley suffers setback in patent battle over crispr gene-editing tool


uc berkeley appears to have lost a huge patent fight about who has control over the powerful crispr gene-editing tool, which gives scientists near godlike power: moving genes from one living creature to another.wednesday’s ruling by a u.s. patent office appeal board, if it stands, casts a pall over the university’s future earnings from a transformative technique devised by uc berkeley cell biologist jennifer doudna — but improved upon by feng zhang of the broad institute of cambridge, massachusetts.uc contested a dozen crispr-based patents held by broad, saying that their discoveries overlapped. the university has spent more than $6 million in legal bills for the fight, a cost reimbursed by biotech startup caribou, which has licensed the tool.but the broad institute, affiliated with harvar






uc berkeley suffers setback in patent battle over crispr gene-editing tool


uc berkeley appears to have lost a huge patent fight about who has control over the powerful crispr gene-editing tool, which gives scientists near godlike power: moving genes from one living creature to another.wednesday’s ruling by a u.s. patent office appeal board, if it stands, casts a pall over the university’s future earnings from a transformative technique devised by uc berkeley cell biologist jennifer doudna — but improved upon by feng zhang of the broad institute of cambridge, massachusetts.uc contested a dozen crispr-based patents held by broad, saying that their discoveries overlapped. the university has spent more than $6 million in legal bills for the fight, a cost reimbursed by biotech startup caribou, which has licensed the tool.but the broad institute, affiliated with harvar






crispr patent-holders move toward easing access to gene-editing technology


a holder of key patents to the crispr gene-editing technology is willing to join a world-wide joint patent pool—a development that medical and legal experts think could hasten the development of new human therapies.the broad institute of mit and harvard, along with joint owners of crispr-cas9 patents harvard university, massachusetts institute of technology and rockefeller university, submitted 22 patents for evaluation to the...






'incredible' editing of life's building blocks


image copyrightgetty imagesscientists have demonstrated an "incredibly powerful" ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies.one altered the atoms in dna to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. the other edited rna, which is a chemical cousin of dna and unlocks the information in the genetic code.the studies - which could eventually treat diseases - have been described as clever, important and exciting. cystic fibrosis, inherited blindness and other diseases caused by a single typo in the genetic code could ultimately be prevented or treated with such approaches. both studies were performed at the broad institute of mit and harvard. base editingthe first, published in the journal nature, developed tools called base editors. dna is buil






'incredible' editing of life's building blocks


image copyrightgetty imagesscientists have demonstrated an "incredibly powerful" ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies.one altered the atoms in dna to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. the other edited rna, which is a chemical cousin of dna and unlocks the information in the genetic code.the studies - which could eventually treat diseases - have been described as clever, important and exciting. cystic fibrosis, inherited blindness and other diseases caused by a single typo in the genetic code could ultimately be prevented or treated with such approaches. both studies were performed at the broad institute of mit and harvard. base editingthe first, published in the journal nature, developed tools called base editors. dna is buil






google conducting broad investigation of russian influence


google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to manipulate voters ahead of the u.s. election, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move that comes after facebook inc. and twitter inc. said russian actors used their sites.google, part of alphabet inc., is also talking with congressional officials who are investigating russian efforts to influence the election and plans to share its findings with them once completed, the person...






la art museum unveils wide-ranging tribute to jasper johns


los angeles — jasper johns' decision more than 60 years ago to paint a picture of an american flag launched what became one of the most heralded artistic careers of modern times.so it's fitting the broad's latest exhibition, "jasper johns: something resembling truth," begins with a first-floor gallery filled with nearly a dozen of johns' most celebrated u.s. flag paintings.from there, the exhibition goes on to display more than 100 other works, filling gallery after gallery and ranging from paintings and drawings to bronze and metal sculptures to an array of stunning multimedia creations.the works span more than six decades and compose what broad officials say is one of the largest retrospectives assembled for the 87-year-old artist, whose work helped launch the pop art movement and later






historic walking tour - chs


the historic sites on the self walking tour are available with audio histories given by michelle and linda. you can begin your tour from anywhere on the peninsula by touching the orange bubble nearest you they are located on the tour page of the app. the tour can be approached either as a three hour tour or split into two with broad street and south of broad as one and north of broad street as the second. if you select to walk it in one day, and you visualize a figure 8, it reduces retracing your steps. the charleston museum is at the top of the eight and the first presbyterian is approximately the middle of the 8. you should be able to hear michelle and linda easily but if you need your buds for your android device, you can purchase these local stores along the way. they are located ne






crunch report | judge rules crispr-cas9 belongs to broad institute


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‘broad city’ degrades women for fun and excuses it because trump


we get it. the endless stream of nyc-based tv characters was shook when hillary clinton missed her crowning opportunity a second time around, this time to a brass, straight white male—a never more demonized figure in contemporary american society.this week the popular, female-led show “broad city” entered a fourth season. to those unfamiliar with the show, “broad city” centers around two eclectic female friends maneuvering the grimy streets of new york in search of excitement and thrill. the first few seasons represented a somewhat odd, but tolerable take on toilet humor and existential wandering, coupled with two truly talented main actresses.an introduction to ‘broad city’here’s a brief recap of the show’s main characters. abbi’s occupation consists mostly of cleaning pubic hair, vomit,






collection of more than 2,700 books spans us presidency


manchester, n.h. — a new collection of books at the new hampshire institute of politics offers a broad look at the u.s. presidency, with 2,744 books about george washington, barack obama and everyone in between.after spending 25 years buying the biographies, memoirs and monographs, retired librarian arthur young of manchester donated his collection to saint anselm college, which houses the institute and the new hampshire political library. staff spent six months cataloguing the books and building custom glass-front display cabinets to hold them.at a dedication ceremony friday, young said he considers books works of art and said important ideas and skillful writing are "enduring treasures of our culture."he says he hopes students and others will use them to see how the perception of the pre






gene editing patent ruling sways fortune of biotech hopefuls


new york -- in a highly anticipated decision that could sway the fortunes of a handful of biotechnology companies, the federal patent office has turned back a challenge to patents covering a widely used method for editing genes.the office’s board of appeals ruled wednesday that the broad institute of mit and harvard can keep patents it had been awarded for a technique called crispr that lets scientists alter dna within cells.playvideocbs this morningpromise and peril of gene-editing technology crispr crispr could help rid of diseases like cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and even hiv and cancer. but many scientists, including jennifer doudn... it turned back a challenge from the university of california, berkeley. the school had filed its own crispr patent application in 2012 a few mont






pedestrians hit by car in williston park, nassau police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaynassau county police and firefighters respond to the scene where two pedestrians were struck on hillside avenue near broad street in williston park just after 7 a.m. wednesday, april 12, 2017. (credit: lou minutoli) two pedestrians suffered minor injuries wednesday when they were hit by a car in williston park, nassau county police said.a police spokeswoman said the incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. at hillside avenue and broad street, but no additional information was immediately available....






stocks open lower on wall street


stocks on wall street opened lower friday, led by declines in industrial companies and banks.general electric fell 1.7% in early trading, while wells fargo lost 1.3%.nordstrom became the latest department store operator to turn in disappointing results. the company's stock plunged 10% in early trading.the standard & poor's 500 index fell 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,389.the dow jones industrial average lost 39 points, or 0.2%, to 20,879. the nasdaq composite gave up 3 points, or 0.1%, to 6,112.small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. the russell 200 index dropped 9 points, or 0.7%, to 1,390.captionacting fbi director andrew mccabe tells congress that "director comey enjoyed broad support within the fbi and still does to this day."acting fbi director andrew mccabe tells congre






‘invisible glass’ created at bnl has broad uses, researchers say


charles black, left, holds conventional glass as andreas liapis gazes through "invisible glass" developed at brookhaven national laboratory. jan. 2, 2018. photo credit: newsday / thomas a. ferrara scientists at brookhaven national laboratory have created “invisible glass” that eliminates nearly all glare and potentially could find uses in eyeglasses, smartphones, solar panels and auto windshields.the glass is virtually invisible because it transmits nearly 100 percent of light across a broad spectrum, including wavelengths visible to humans, said charles black, lead researcher and...






uc-berkeley crispr license could hinder innovation


a smart biotech company could have a great idea for how to use gene editing to develop a new lifesaving therapy — but because of the way licensing deals have been cut by uc-berkeley and massachusetts’ broad institute, it would never get a chance to try it.that’s the assertion of intellectual property experts in friday’s issue of the journal science, who criticize the licensing landscape around the powerful new tool called crispr-cas9, warning it could limit its promise.“the way​ universities license biotechnology — through for-profit surrogate companies — may ultimately hinder innovation,” said intellectual property attorneys jacob sherkow of new york law school in new york, who co-wrote the new paper with jorge contreras of the university of utah.on wednesday, the spotlight focused on the






fiat chrysler recalls 1 million ram pickups in north america because of air bag


fiat chrysler is recalling approximately 1 million ram pickup trucks in north america because of a software glitch that could prevent side air bags and seat belts from deploying during a rollover.the company's u.s. division said friday that it was aware of one death, two injuries and two accidents that may be related to the problem.the recall includes some 2013-16 dodge ram 1500 and 2500 pickups and 2014-16 ram 3500 pickups. it also affects about 216,007 vehicles in canada, 21,668 in mexico and 21,530 outside the nafta region.after some trucks experience significant underbody impact, a computer module may incorrectly determine that one of its sensors has failed, temporarily disabling the side air bag and seat belt pretensioner, the company said.if the vehicle is turned off and then back on






nasa funds 2 new research institutes to help humanity explore deep space


nasa will spend up to $30 million over the next five years to set up and support two new research institutes dedicated to helping humanity extend its footprint out into the solar system.






griffith restaurant remains closed after report of cocaine in customer's order


a griffith restaurant's business license will remain suspended pending the outcome of a criminal investigation into how a packet of suspected cocaine got into a customer's order last month.in a special meeting tuesday, the town council voted 5-0 to wait until the indiana state police returns camera footage from broad street gyros, 105 n. broad st., from nov. 21, the night of the incident, to determine whether it can reopen. the restaurant has been closed since nov. 22.griffith safety board attorney sheri bradtke mcneil explained to the council and broad street gyros owner carrie demoff that the hearing was not a criminal hearing and that any evidence gathered by police wasn't "beyond reasonable doubt." she said officers involved in the incident would, however, go over probable cause.griffi






mexico’s gdp contracted in third quarter as disasters took toll


mexico city—mexico’s economic output declined in the third quarter, its first contraction in 17 quarters as a series of natural disasters had a negative impact on services and brought about further declines in oil production.gross domestic product, a broad measure of output in goods and services, was down 0.2% seasonally adjusted from the second quarter, and rose 1.6% unadjusted from the year-earlier period, the national statistics institute said tuesday....






broad dyckman car service download


download download it doesn't matter if your reservations were booked over the phone, on-line or via your mobile device, broad dyckman car service app allows you to manage all your ground transportation needs right from your phone or tablet. key features include: easy reservations for now or future travel. gps based, recent addresses used or airport reservations. book for yourself or others. easy edit or cancellation of reservations. instant status updates. driver location and eta. corporate and personal payment managementand much more.






essential arts & culture: kusama-palooza, getty center's birthday, censored holl


at the broad, it’s all about infinity. a key los angeles institution marks two decades of existence. and a work by erika rothenberg in hollywood is censored in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals. i’m carolina a. miranda, staff writer for the los angeles times, with the week’s essential arts and culture everything:kusama’s infinite bestit’s on, los angeles! artist yayoi kusama’s infinity mirror rooms have landed at the broad museum and times reporter deborah vankin got a sneak peek. the japanese artist is known for her psychedelic, repetition-based work that toy with color, form and perception. “i believe that people are attracted by the infinite mysterious beauty that the artwork has,” kusama tells vankin. los angeles timesthe getty center at 20this fall, the getty center marks two






america’s staunchest ally likes uncle sam, dislikes donald trump


canberra, australia—most australians harbor a broad dislike for u.s. president donald trump and see their country’s relationship with china as an economic plus rather than a threat, according to a survey, despite concerns about espionage and political meddling by beijing. the national study by influential foreign-policy think tank the lowy institute comes after a rocky few months in which prime minister malcolm turnbull and mr. trump clashed in a phone call over an obama-era refugee deal. it found that some of the...






research center a hub for origins of life studies


research into the origin of life on earth is notoriously difficult. the field has produced many new insights into how specific chemical building blocks form and the way an organism's basic architecture is constructed. but putting together some of the pieces of the puzzle has not led to any breakthrough moment when the process could be described as understood.  as a sign of how far away that moment is likely to be, there isn’t even any real consensus view on how to define life. despite this sobering reality — or perhaps because of it — a new center for the study of early earth and the origin of life was formed several years ago with the goal of approaching the issue in new ways. [7 theories on the origin of life] the sponsor of this substantial effort is the government of japan and its worl






documentary pulls back the curtain on china’s soft power outposts


“i didn’t think that going abroad, a place i thought to be free, that i’d still be restricted.”sonia zhao was a college student in china when she learned she could teach chinese abroad through centers called confucius institutes. she signed up and finished the training, but recoiled when she saw the final contract. it required her to pledge nonparticipation in falun gong, a meditative practice banned in china, in part because its massive popularity threatens loyalty to the chinese communist party.zhao had been practicing falun gong since childhood and her mother, also a practitioner, was twice jailed for her participation. since the late 1990s, the chinese government has imprisoned, sent to labor camps, or killed hundreds of thousands of falun gong members.afraid authorities would discover






america’s staunchest ally likes uncle sam, dislikes donald trump


canberra, australia—most australians harbor a broad dislike for u.s. president donald trump and see their country’s relationship with china as an economic advantage rather than a threat, according to a survey, despite concerns about espionage and political meddling by beijing. the national study by influential foreign-policy think tank the lowy institute comes after a rocky few months in which prime minister malcolm turnbull and mr. trump clashed in a phone call over an obama-era refugee deal. it found that some of the...






‘the calm before the next eruption’: mcgill debates academic freedom as fallout


montreal – he was not present and his name was hardly uttered, but andrew potter cast a shadow over a mcgill university lecture hall monday afternoon as a panel debated the limits of academic freedom.three weeks after potter published a maclean’s article that saw him pilloried in quebec and disavowed by the university, leading to his resignation as director of the mcgill institute for the study of canada, unease lingers among faculty here.if things appear to have calmed down, it is deceptive, said terry hebert, president of the mcgill association of university teachers. “i think it’s the calm before the next eruption,” he said.relateddietlind stolle, director of mcgill’s centre for the study of democratic citizenship, decided the time was right to invite political scientists from four queb