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A mysterious investigation against New York University (NYU) professor Andrew Ross and New York Times reporter Ariel Kaminer is underway, the Times reported.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on March 27, 2015

Nam June Paik's FORTRAN printouts from his piece

This week in art news: Long lost “computer opera” by Nam June Paik discovered, Barcelona museum director quits amid controversy, and the Kiev Biennale canceled.

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Post image for Toronto University Acquires Berenice Abbott Archive

Berenice Abbott was best known for being New York City’s official photographer during the Great Depression, though she actually explored a panoply of subjects during her six-decade-long career.

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Post image for Glasses Give the Color-Blind a Fuller View of the Spectrum

Originally setting out to design safety glasses for use during laser surgeries, materials scientist Don McPherson instead designed a lens that enables color-blind wearers to see the full light spectrum.

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Post image for Boston Unveils Finalists in Competition to Retrofit City for Rising Waters

Following on the heels of New York, London, and many other urban centers, Boston is the latest city to envision how best to manage the certainty of rising water levels due to global warming.

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Post image for 30,000 NYPD Crime Photographs Will Go Online

From contorted corpses splayed on the sidewalk to errant streetcars lodged in storefronts, the New York Police Department has photographed crime scenes almost since the technology was available.

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Post image for New York Attorney General Is Investigating Cooper Union’s Finances

New York State’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, is investigating the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (CU), the Manhattan university that recently began charging students tuition after more than 150 years of operating as a full-scholarship school.

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Post image for In an Artist’s Video Project, Getting to Know Trans and Intersex Activists

A project by artist Carlos Motta to interview and document the work of transgender and intersex activists recently went public, in the form of an online archive.

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Post image for Scientists Ask Natural History Museums to Cut Ties with David Koch

In an open letter posted today, 39 scientists call for natural history and science museums to sever connections with climate change deniers.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on March 24, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: thieves take Taco Bell painting, a Cy Twombly tips over in Texas, and a man mistaken for Banksy sues six NYPD officers.

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