Debris from a meteor streaked through the sky in western Siberia early this morning, causing a boom that damaged a large number of buildings, mainly in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Some 1,000 people were reportedly hurt, mostly as a result of glass shattering when the meteor entered the atmosphere.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that though the influenza epidemic that has recently been ravaging the United States has waned in recent weeks, flu activity remains high and may continue for some time. You can watch a great documentary about the flu epidemic of 1918 on the PBS website, and find out how to protect yourself here.
This image of a patient in bed by Félix Vallotton comes to us from the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) collection. View the painting in the ARTstor Digital Library, and be sure to zoom in to see the masterful way the painter depicts the medicine bottles on the table.
The Digital Library (with primary servers in Colorado) is working normally, but like many others based in the Northeast, ARTstor’s operations are being affected by tropical storm Sandy. Our Shared Shelf service, hosted at an Internet service provider in Manhattan, is down until power returns, but all images and data are backed-up remotely. Our office email and phones are also down, but in the meanwhile you may contact us via Twitter and Facebook. Thanks for your patience.
A record-breaking heat wave plaguing the Northeastern US ended with a cold front that moved in this afternoon, resulting in intense storms affecting areas in more than seven states.
The high winds, lightning, and periods of heavy rain have been wreaking havoc in New York City. The ARTstor office is considering rounding up the animals and finding an ark like the one depicted here by Jacopo Bassano il Vecchio. This image in the ARTstor Digital Library comes to us from the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) collection.