eu

tech-science

Europe’s Deadly Heatwave Marked the Hottest June on Record

We can expect more brutal heatwaves to come according to a pair of European climate reports.
Sarah Emerson
7.3.19
CYBER

The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry

Outgoing Dutch member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake tells us why spyware is as dangerous as an AK-47, but regulated less.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
6.7.19
Notre Dame

What was destroyed and saved in Notre Dame's massive fire

The building's rose windows, the crown of thorns, and one of the world's biggest organs were all saved.
David Gilbert
4.16.19
Coal

PHOTOS: We went underground with some of Spain’s last coal miners

La Escondida remains the last functioning coal mine in El Bierzo, a region scattered with shuttered mines, in the far north of Spain.
Agnes Walton
1.31.19
Right to Repair

Protesters Are Slowly Winning Electronics Right-to-Repair Battles in Europe

Activists brought a busted refrigerator to a protest and successfully agitated for their right to repair.
Matthew Gault
12.14.18
Germany

Angela Merkel’s 18-year reign could be coming to an end

The grand coalition government headed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel is once again on the brink of collapse.
David Gilbert
10.15.18
article 13

The EU Can Still Be Saved From Its Internet-Wrecking Copyright Plan

Public pressure, legal challenges could minimize the damage.
Karl Bode
9.12.18
eu

EU Passes Controversial Copyright Law With ‘Link Taxes’

Lawmakers exempted non-commercial and smaller platforms from the directive, but opponents of the law still worry that it will lead to greater censorship on the internet.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.12.18
climate change

Europe Wants to Devastate Forests to Double Its 'Renewable' Energy

A plan recently finalized by the European Union would classify wood burned for fuel as a carbon neutral energy source, when it’s anything but.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.18
link tax

The EU Could Vote to Wreck the Internet Tomorrow

Link taxes and mandatory copyright filters are still points of contention.
Karl Bode
9.11.18
child marriage

The Teenager Fighting Against Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Though her mother threatened to kill herself if she didn't marry at 13, Meghla managed to get out of it. Now, she helps to prevent other child marriages from happening.
Tim Geyer
7.18.18
Donald Trump

Trump calls EU a "foe." Europe insists we're BFFs.

"Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news,” said the European Council president
Tim Hume
7.16.18
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