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Alice Lloyd George AD: Three months ago. AMLG: Congratulations. Maybe we can start with a bit your history, how you got into graphics, came over from France for Techstars and the origins of the company. AD: Initially wood sculpture, then for this piece it had to be clay because it…

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Scientists confirm massive impact crater beneath Greenland’s ice

(CNN)A team of international researchers has verified the discovery of the first meteorite impact crater ever found deep beneath the Greenland ice sheet. The Hiawatha crater region shown with and without the Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: NASA/Cindy Starr The researchers were inspecting a new map of the topography beneath Greenland’s…

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Neanderthal Child May Have Been Attacked And Eaten By A Colossal Man-Eating Bird

As if life during the Ice Age wasn’t already tough enough, it seems there were giant, man-eating birds to contend with. Polish researchers have discovered that the remains of a Neanderthal child once passed through the digestive system of a large bird. Yikes. The tiny finger bone fragments, which measure…

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GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests

An analysis of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into EU visitors. But it also implies that Google may have slightly increased its marketshare in the region — indicating the…

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FDA Bans 7 Food Additives Linked To Cancer (But Still Found In Your Favorite Snacks)

If you look at the label on your favorite box of cereal, chances are you’ll see the ingredient “artificial flavors” listed. Have you ever stopped to think what exactly makes up these additives meant to make your cinnamon-flavored breakfast taste so, cinnamon-y? If not, then you’re in for a treat.…

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Pro-refugee Italian mayor arrested for ‘aiding illegal migration’

Domenico Lucano, mayor of Riace, is praised by locals and migrant rights campaigners The mayor of an Italian town that has won praise and TV publicity for integrating thousands of refugees has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of abetting illegal migration. Riace mayor Domenico Lucano hailed in 2016…

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France’s Le Pen scorns court-ordered psych tests for Daesh images

French far-right leader faces prosecution for posting violent images of IS killings in 2015 The French far-right leader attacks in Paris in November 2015. Le Pens immunity as a lawmaker was lifted in order for her to face prosecution in France for posting images considered to incite terrorism or pornography…

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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most controversial component of the proposals concerns user-generated content…

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How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals?

Migration numbers have fallen since 2015 peak, but countries are still grappling with the political and practical fallout How are migration routes in Europe changing? The Balkan route In the first six months of 2018, more than 8,000 migrants came to the small Balkan state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20 times more…

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How Your Personality Affects Your Paycheck

What makes really smart people tick? Why do some end up earning so much more than others? And how much do these disparate outcomes have to do with their personalities? A new standard deviation higher on conscientiousness earn on average an extra $567,000 over their lifetimes, or 16.7 percent of…

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How to Make the Global Economy Work for Everyone

Since the end of World War II, a broad consensus in support of global trade agreements to the European Union project; from the Bretton Woods institutions to the removal of pervasive capital controls; from expanded foreign direct investment to increased flows of peoples across borders, the direction has been clear.…

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Socialist modernism: remembering the architecture of the eastern bloc

Much of the brutalist architecture of eastern Europe is decrepit, but now a project aims to document and preserve it The monumental but decaying grey, brutalist structures of central and eastern Europe are fading memories of the socialist era. So decrepit are some of these buildings that the socialist @socialistmodernism.…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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