This City Already Shows What Life Will Be Like in a World Heated by Climate Change

This City Already Shows What Life Will Be Like in a World Heated by Climate Change

It's become more clear than ever this year that climate change is very real and that we are already seeing the effects.

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Why are Poles unimpressed with Poland’s economic achievements?

Why are Poles unimpressed with Poland’s economic achievements?

Poland’s rapid economic ascent has created new challenges that have challenged its citizens’ resilience.

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ISP Faces ‘Net Neutrality’ Investigation For Pirate Site Blocking Retaliation – TorrentFreak

ISP Faces 'Net Neutrality' Investigation For Pirate Site Blocking Retaliation - TorrentFreak

After being ordered to block a number of piracy-related domains following a complaint from academic publisher Elsevier, Swedish ISP Bahnhof retaliated by semi-blocking Elsevier's own website and barring the court from visiting Bahnhof.se. Those actions have now prompted Sweden's telecoms watchdog to initiate an inquiry to determine whether the ISP breached net neutrality rules.

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Super Injunction Silences News About Vatican Official’s Child Molestation Conviction, And That’s Bullshit

Super Injunction Silences News About Vatican Official's Child Molestation Conviction, And That's Bullshit

We've written in the past about things like "super injunctions" in the UK and elsewhere that often put a huge and near absolute gag order on writing about a famous person enmeshed in some sort of scandal, and apparently Australia has…

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Genetic study of people with acne raises prospect of new treatment

Genetic study of people with acne raises prospect of new treatment

The world’s first genetic study of people with acne has raised the prospect of new treatments for those with severe cases of the skin condition. The study of almost 27,000 people, including 5,602 with severe acne, identified genetic differences that were more common in people with the skin condition. Scientists found that many of the genetic variants influenced the formation of hair follicles, which was previously an unknown risk factor for the condition. The researchers think that differences in the shape of hair follicles may make some people’s skin more prone to harbour bacteria, creating the conditions for acne.

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