Cleaners at Amsterdam gallery ordered to let insects run wild in name of art

The national museum of the Netherlands has been allowing its crevices and corners to go wild for the last three months. Argentian artist tomás Saraceno, whose work is appearing in the show, encouraged them to treasure the accumulation of spider webs wherever they may emerge.
#TheGuardian #Argentian #Netherlands #News #Entertainment #Art


7 hours ago

Conservation groups brand mini-budget an ‘attack on nature’

RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust have criticised plans to create 38 “investment zones” across England. The announcement of the new areas by the chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, will act as a “carte blanche” for development, leading conservation charities warned.
#KwasiKwarteng #TheGuardian #England #News #Science #Enviornment


21 hours ago

Pope calls for courage in halting use of fossil fuels to protect planet

The pope visited assisi, the birthplace of his namesake saint who was close to nature. He spoke to 1,000 young people, some of them young economists. Others are involved in efforts, including start-ups, focused on helping the environment.
#Pope #TheGuardian #News #Science #Enviornment


22 hours ago

Silverstone offers apology for F1 British Grand Prix online ticket sale chaos

Organisers of the 2023 race at silverstone have apologised and pledged to improve their ticketing system. The online system was unable to cope with demand, with customers held in queues for hours on end. Some were then bumped out and had to begin from scratch.
#Silverstone #F1BritishGrandPrix #BritishGrandPrix #silverstone #News #Sports #F1Racing


Yesterday

The Guardian view on Hilary Mantel: a glorious original

Dame Hilary Mantel's great historical trilogy, Wolf Hall, earned her two Booker prizes. She was forging funny and politically mordant novels from such unlikely material as the inadequacies of social services and the moral and spiritual bankruptcy of organised religion in a north of England backwater.
#HilaryMantel #TheGuardian #WolfHall #Booker #England #News #Entertainment #Books


Yesterday

A laughing robot and the possibilities of AI

Comic Potential foresees TV soaps acted by AI robots. But in the studio where it is being recorded, the action spirals into chaos. It appears that this robot has developed at least one human trait.
#TheGuardian #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


Yesterday

Hilary Mantel revealed the magic and metaphor of life

Hilary Mantel was genuinely adored by fellow writers, by editors, by journalists. But she refused to say she would look at a friend's book, or write a blurb for the back cover. She was a regular literary critic, for the Guardian and the London Review of Books.
#HilaryMantel #TheGuardian #News #Entertainment #Books


Yesterday

Protester sets fire to his arm during Laver Cup opening session

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman were doing battle in a singles tie. The protestor set his arm ablaze during the second match of the laver cup. He had won the first set 6-2, 6-1 and put team Europe 2-0 up.
#TheGuardian #LaverCup #News #Sports #Tennis


Yesterday

Stormzy: Mel Made Me Do It review – boastful, whip-smart wordplay that makes it look easy

Mel Made Me Do It is his first solo solo outing in nearly three years. The beat is spare, with a fleck of choir here, pluck of harp there, chugged along with the woody rattle of what sounds like a goat’s bell.
#TheGuardian #News #Entertainment #Music


2 days ago

Water found in asteroid dust may offer clues to origins of life on Earth

The discovery offers new support for the theory that life on Earth may have been seeded from outer space. The findings are in the latest research to be published from analysis of 5.4 grammes of stones and dust that the Hayabusa-2 probe gathered from asteroid Ryugu.
#TheGuardian #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 days ago

Pinterest executive admits platform ‘not safe’ when Molly Russell used it

Inquest into the 14-year-old's death heard how Molly viewed multiple images on self-harm on the online pinboard website. She was sent emails by the company recommending depression-related content. Inquest was shown guidelines for the platform in 2017 that recommended the removal of content that promoted self harm.
#Molly #Pinterest #News #Technology #Internet


2 days ago

Djokovic unsure on Australian Open status but has no regrets over vaccine decision

Novak Djokovic is a 21-time grand slam champion. He was deported from australia in January after a 10-day legal saga. The 35-year-old has insisted he will not get the coronavirus vaccine.
#Djokovic #TheGuardian #AustralianOpen #News #Sports #Tennis


3 days ago

Health secretary sets up £500m fund to discharge medically fit NHS patients

Ministers are setting up a £500m adult social care discharge fund. The fund is intended to relieve the pressure on overstretched hospitals. 13,000 of 100,000 general and acute hospital beds are currently filled with "delayed discharge" patients.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


3 days ago

Philip Pullman calls for inquiry into writers’ trade union the Society of Authors

Philip Pullman has called for an external review of the Society of Authors. He said he felt he would not be free to express his personal opinion. The letter was leaked to private eye magazine. Pullman spoke in support of Clanchy and the book.
#PhilipPullman #SocietyofAuthors #News #Entertainment #Books


3 days ago

Ofcom to investigate tech giants’ dominance of cloud computing

The cloud services investigation will take priority out of the three issues. These “hyperscalers” control more than four-fifths of the UK’s cloud computing market. WhatsApp, FaceTime and Zoom will come under the lens.
#WhatsApp #News #Technology #Computing


3 days ago

Emma Raducanu reaches last eight of Korea Open after beating Wickmayer

Emma Raducanu beats Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 7-5 in the quarter-finals of the Korea Open. The world no 1 took one hour and 40 minutes to continue rebuilding after her recent exit from the event. She was unable to make the most of a break point in the third game.
#EmmaRaducanu #TheGuardian #KoreaOpen #News #Sports #Tennis


3 days ago

Drought threatens UK government’s mass forestry scheme

The government said it would treble tree cover before the next general election in 2024. This year’s record dry conditions have put this at risk, with many trees planted unable to take the strain.
#TheGuardian #News #Science #Enviornment


3 days ago

Queen’s stirring funeral shows the power of pageantry

The mood of gritty realism that describes life in modern Britain was briefly punctured in Ambridge on Monday when a funeral was briefly mentioned in The Archers. It also felt like the last hurrah of a former world power.
#TheGuardian #Britain #News #Entertainment #Music


4 days ago

Shockingly, Brad Pitt turns out to be a very fine sculptor

Art world mag says he is up to something substantial rather than self-indulgent. He has recently taken to painting with a bright visionary intensity inspired partly by Edvard Munch.
#EdvardMunch #TheGuardian #News #Entertainment #Art


5 days ago

Brad Pitt makes surprise debut as a sculptor at Finland art gallery

The 58-year-old actor has unveiled his sculptures in a lakeside art museum in Finland. The sculptures were revealed by the actor as part of a larger exhibition by British artist Thomas Houseago.
#BradPitt #TheGuardian #British #Finland #News #Entertainment #Art


5 days ago