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London will charge £12.5 for driving through the city centre

London has applied a new traffic toll to the most polluting vehicles in the city centre, in the so-called Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), in order to combat environmental pollution. Drivers...

Whole families flee on foot from Venezuela to Colombia: “There we only ate once...

The same scene is repeated every day. Dozens of family members cross on foot the border that separates Colombia from Venezuela. They do it loaded with the least luggage...

Teen claims to be Timmothy Pitzen, missing since 2011

On May 11, 2011, 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen was taken to Greenman Elementary School in Aurora, Illinois by his father James. However, his mother, Amy, took him out of class...

The island of Komodo decides to close to tourism after the theft of 41...

Komodo is a small island located in the Pacific Ring of Fire. But it is not known for its volcanic origin. Not even for its magnificent and varied landscapes,...

European Parliament officially defines Gibraltar as a colony

The European Parliament (EP) approved on Thursday the agreement to reform the policy on visa exemption for the British after Brexit, a document that includes a footnote in which...

Brexit at a standstill: British parliament rejects all alternatives to May’s plan

None of the four alternatives to the Brexit plan that British House of Commons MPs voted on Monday night achieved a majority. Parliament rejected proposals that would have brought the...

More than half of the cars in circulation in Norway are electric

Just curiosus: Norway makes most of its money with the Northern Sea oil exports According to official statistics from the Norwegian Road Federation, more than half of the cars in...

Asian long-horned tick spreads uncontrollably through New York City

The long-horned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) is native to the temperate areas of eastern and central Asia, including China, Korea and Japan, as well as certain Pacific islands such as...

Europe bans disposable plastic plates, cutlery and cups

MEPs voted almost unanimously - 560 votes in favour, 35 against, 28 abstentions - for a definitive ban on disposable plastic items, such as plates, cutlery, glasses, cotton swabs,...

Measles strikes Rockland County in New York

Measles, a serious viral disease that spreads rapidly through the air through sneezing or saliva generated by coughing, is affecting New York City, specifically Rockland County, which already has...
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The trend ‘influencer’ could deflate with the new Instagram without ‘likes’

At the moment it's an experiment, but Instagram is testing what happens in the behaviour of the users if it hides the 'like' in...
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10 things that make trendy brands ‘cool’

These 10 characteristics could help brands create a “coolness strategy,” according to new research. Focus groups, in-depth interviews, an experiment, and multiple survey studies indicate...
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How to permanently repair flat tubeless motorcycle tire

While investing in new, cheap ATV tires now and again is always an excellent idea for those looking for a balance of safety and...
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Fake resumes root out real hiring bias

A new way to study hiring called incentivized resume rating has uncovered evidence of how bias seeps into the hiring process of some of...
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Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may have found a way for people...

Google and Facebook track the porn users see even when they use incognito browser...

Researchers at Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that Internet giants Facebook, Google, and Oracle track the porn their...

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