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New York’s Evening Auctions Will Be a Litmus Test for the Art Market. Here’s What to Watch For

Artnet News

The art market remains uncertain heading into this auction season […] The post New York’s Evening Auctions Will Be a Litmus Test for the Art Market. Yet the mood around so-called “gigaweek” is somewhat subdued, the result of an ongoing market slump that has left sellers cautious—and auction houses nervous.

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Atop MGH, psychedelics scientists grow plants that could change your mind

Wbur

The researchers are using stem cell technology to create what they call "mini brains" and test how psychoactive substances may affect humans. The researchers are using stem cell technology to create what they call "mini brains" and test how psychoactive substances may affect humans.

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In Boston, schools test ways to target student absences with sports, raffles and Saturday schedules

Wbur

Boston Public Schools' new campaign to tackle absenteeism seeks to reward students for improved attendance while identifying why some kids "chronically" miss school. Boston Public Schools' new campaign to tackle absenteeism seeks to reward students for improved attendance while identifying why some kids "chronically" miss school.

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New water quality technology makes its debut in Buzzards Bay

Wbur

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is experimenting with a new system, where technology is used to continuously test the water rather than volunteers testing every five days. The Buzzards Bay Coalition is experimenting with a new system, where technology is used to continuously test the water rather than volunteers testing every five days.

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The Gray Market: Why Sotheby’s $700m art-backed debt security is an acid test for the trade’s intentions

The Art Newspaper

The large-scale investment vehicle raises major questions about who gets to decide where, how and to whom art circulates

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New study of skeletons at Chichén Itzá rewrites history of ancient Maya child sacrifice

The Art Newspaper

An international research team performed genetic testing on 64 children's skeletons, debunking some longstanding myths about Maya religious sacrifices

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Test for Alex Morrison

The Art Newspaper

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