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Another European heatwave, another link to climate change
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Enlarge / Satellite-estimated surface temperatures for July 25, 2019. (credit: NASA Earth Observatory) It’s becoming standard procedure that extreme weather events will quickly be analyzed by the World Weather Attribution team—a group of climate scientists who estimate the influence of climate change on individual events. But even so, covering fresh results on a record-breaking European […]

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Trump Blockade of Huawei Fizzles In European 5G Rollout
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Last summer, the Trump administration started a campaign to convince its European allies to bar China’s Huawei from their telecom networks. Bolstered by the success of similar efforts in Australia and New Zealand, the White House sent envoys to European capitals with warnings that Huawei’s gear would […]

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Rocket Report: Soyuz soars, Firefly plans, SpaceX warns of European aid
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Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar. (credit: Rocket Lab) Welcome to Edition 1.38 of the Rocket Report! We’ve got globe-spanning launch news this week from France, Spain, and even South Africa. But probably the biggest news is the imminent launch of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft from Florida, early Saturday morning. It’s a […]

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xDedic servers, domains seized by European law enforcement agencies
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Enlarge (credit: Office of the United States Attorneys) The notorious website xDedic, where online criminals offered access to compromised computers and more, has been shuttered by numerous law enforcement agencies. According to federal prosecutors in Tampa, Florida, the site “facilitated more than $68 million in fraud.” Law enforcement agencies in Germany, Belgium, and Ukraine seized […]

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Medieval European plague genomes hint at of Black Death’s travels
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Enlarge / Scanning electron micrograph depicting a mass of Yersinia pestis bacteria (the cause of bubonic plague) in the foregut of the flea vector. (credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories / Wikimedia) Barbara Bramanti grew up near Florence, Italy, worked for a while in Mainz, Germany, and is now at the University of Oslo in Norway. Her […]

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YouTube lets European creators add a merch store to their channels
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Earlier this year, YouTube and Teespring joined forces to launch a shopping hub that allowed US creators to sell custom merchandise directly under their videos. Now, the companies have expanded the merch store to creators in Europe.

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Ancient DNA reveals the secrets of a devastating European disease
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(credit: PNAS) Many epidemics of fever ravaged Europe from ancient times through the early 20th century. But one disease stands out in historical accounts because authors describe patients appearing to recover before relapsing into fever again and again. This disease has been around for so long that Hippocrates described a series of such fevers that […]

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European Parliament Votes in Favor of Controversial Copyright Laws
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The EU has voted on copyright reform, with members of European Parliament this time voting in favor of the extremely controversial Articles 11 and 13. The 438 to 226 vote, described as “the worst possible outcome” by some quarters, could have significant repercussions on the way we use the internet. From a report: The Copyright […]

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The Family raises $17.4 million to support European startups
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The Family has always been an ambitious startup accelerator. But it has always felt like the company never had enough money to grow as quickly as it wanted. The Family is raising a new $17.4 million funding round (€15 million). Private banking and asset management group LGT Capital Partners is leading the round, with HummingBird […]

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