Europe

tech-science

How the Black Plague Left Traces in Arctic Ice

Charlemagne’s iconic silver currency increased industrial lead pollution, while the Black Death caused it to plummet.
Becky Ferreira
7.8.19
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
tech-science

Fossils of a 12-Foot-Tall, 1000-Pound Bird Found in Crimea

Pachystruthio dmanisensis was three times the size of modern ostriches.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.19
Drugs

The Inside Story of Europe's First Narco-State

A young generation of Albanians are caught between organized crime's politics, rampant unemployment, and the fast cash of Class A drugs.
Monty Reed
6.6.19
mars rovers

A Rover Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin is Headed for Mars in 2020

“This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore.”
Becky Ferreira
2.7.19
Drugs

Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?
Max Daly
2.7.19
Culture

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

Africans have been calling for the return of ancestors’ remains for decades, and at least one Western leader is now listening.
Tarisai Ngangura
1.25.19
Gender

Germany Introduces a Third Gender Category on Official Documents

Its parliament just approved an option for gender non-conforming, intersex, or non-binary people on birth certificates.
Sirin Kale
12.14.18
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
FRANCE

Burgundy's Last Independent Mustard Factory Will Make Your Eyes Water

The Maison Fallot, in the French city of Beaune, is holding on in the face of food industry giants.
Robin Jafflin
10.8.18
f2p

15 European Gambling Regulators Agree to Investigate If Loot Boxes Harm Children

Authorities from Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Latvia and others signed the declaration.
Matthew Gault
9.17.18
gdpr

How to Use GDPR To Stop Data Breaches Screwing You Over

You may just think of the GDPR as a privacy law. But you can use it to remove your sensitive data from company servers in anticipation of a hack.
Joseph Cox
7.16.18
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