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The new Madrid museum will reveal five centuries of Spain’s royal collections

MADRID — It is not as if Madrid lacked world-class galleries, including the Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía. But next month Spain is set to unveil what is said to be one of Europe’s cultural highlights of the year with the opening in the Spanish capital of The Royal Collections Gallery. The elegant new… Read More »

Georgia school book ban could violate civil rights law, federal officials warn

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education has found that a suburban Atlanta school district’s removal of some books from its libraries may have created a hostile environment that violated federal laws against racial and gender discrimination. The legal intervention by the department’s Office for Civil Rights could dampen efforts to ban the books in… Read More »

An inclusive research environment starts at the top

Academic science was not built for marginalized people. People of color (especially Black and Indigenous researchers), people of marginalized gender (including women, non-binary and transgender), queer researchers, the disabled, and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds have historically been excluded from research by those of power and privilege. This is especially true for researchers who occupy… Read More »

The Last 5 Elephants in the Room (Part 3 of 3). (And why elephant handling is a waste of time.)

Elephant in the room. getty Here are the last 5 elephants. There are many more, of course, but the 17 discussed here (in three parts) may be the biggest. 1. Corruption This elephant has many faces. Sometimes he is “lawful” and sometimes he is not. As big as he is, he works on the sideline… Read More »

Google launches cybersecurity certifications for beginners

Google is expanding its career certificate program with a cybersecurity course designed to teach newcomers to the field the basic skills necessary to work as an analyst. Phil Venables, head of information security at Google Cloud, said the course will teach students basic concepts for working in a security operations center, including identifying risks and… Read More »