Thursday , June 24 2021

Europe

Hungary ‘has no place in the EU anymore,’ Dutch leader says

Earlier this month Hungary’s parliament passed legislation which bans all educational materials and programs for children which are considered to promote homosexuality, gender reassignment and the concept of sexuality deviating from the one assigned to a person at birth. The move prompted intense criticism from human rights groups and opposition …

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This ‘nano factory’ fits inside a shipping container

The company has over 300 factories in 69 countries, but this is its first experiment with what it calls a “nano” or “travel” factory. Mass production lines allow manufacturers to make large quantities of products but using the same facilities to produce smaller batches of goods — to test new …

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July 7 2005 London Bombings Fast Facts

CNN —   Here’s a look at the terrorist bombings that occurred in London on July 7, 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 700. (all times listed are British Summer Time)July 7, 20058:50 a.m. – Three suicide bombings occur on the London Underground. The locations targeted are: – …

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Drones are helping to clean up the world’s plastic pollution

The problem is so far-reaching it’s hard to know where to start cleaning it up. But UK-based startup Ellipsis Earth believes it can help. Using drones fitted with cameras, Ellipsis maps the location of plastic pollution. Through computer software and image recognition, it’s then able to identify the type of …

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Tour de France Fast Facts

MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Stage winner Tadej Pogacar proundly dons the yellow jersey on the podium after winning the 20th stage of the 10th edition of the Tour de France. CNN —   Here’s a look at the Tour de France. June 26-July 18, 2021 – The 108th Tour …

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Iron Age people kept mementos of dead loved ones

Archaeologists from the University of York, in northeastern England, focused on what they called “problematic stuff” — things belonging to the deceased that the living might not want to use, but felt unable to dispose of. Researchers found everyday items like bone spoons and quernstones, used for grinding grains, between …

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