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The Iraq pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale doesn’t shy away from the current conflict

STATE OF THE ART| 21 May 2015   Venice Biennale: Iraq pavilion (Credit: Akam Shex Hadi) The Iraq pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale doesn’t  with work addressing Islamic State. Alastair Sooke reports. As Islamic State (IS) fighters continue to advance towards Baghdad, contemporary art in the region is probably the last thing on the …

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Resistant Infections, a crisis of paralysis of modern medicine

  The combination of the Arab Spring and the economic crisis in southern Europe has led to a quiet panic spreading in hospitals across the Mediterranean Basin. “With the disorganization of medical services, the number of infections resisting most known antibiotics has literally exploded,” says professor Patrice Nordmann, chief of the bacteriology-virology-parasitology department at the …

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Cyclists Quirky Tradition: World Naked Bikers Ride For More Respect

Naked riders pedal for respect Laura Burke (from L), Erin Leal and Becca Bolstad gather before the celebration of the annual World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, Oregon June 18, 2011. World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for …

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