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Botswana Court of Appeals Upholds Decriminalization of Same-Sex Relations

Tags: africa, sexuality, law

On cathedrals and cooperation

Tags: society, history, architecture, religion

Ten Million a Year

If the pandemic so terrified us that billions of us retreated into panicked cocoons for months, what can explain or justify our blindness and indifference towards the ten million lives ended each year by the repeated inhalation of smog?

Like I said many times before: We chose to be terrified by the pandemic. It was a choice.

Tags: environment, health

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Germany’s NetzDG for Letting Social Media Platforms Police Online Speech

Then again, this is Germany we're talking about. You know, where anyone who publishes one word online has to display their name and address for everyone to see. In other words, to self-doxx. Welcome to European democracy.

Tags: germany, internet, law

‘It was terrifying’: ancient book’s journey from Irish bog to museum treasure

A new book tells the story of the painstaking process to preserve the 1,200-year-old Faddan More Psalter

Tags: books, history, science

Space colonies of the future as imagined by NASA in the 1970s

Tags: space, art, history

We Don’t Have the Right: A Decolonized Approach to Innovation

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A Forgotten Humanist Photographer of Paris

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How to Grow Sodium Chloride Crystals at Home

Tags: science, education

Come to think of it, microformats are invisible metadata (exactly what they claim not to be), and putting them inline only makes them harder to extract, not to mention a mess.

Tags: computers, internet

Debate over daylight saving time drags on in Europe

Tags: science, politics

There Have to Be More Sides Than This

Balance doesn't exist in a lopsided world

Tags: media, politics

Bizarre old posters that taught the early movie-goers the rules and etiquette for watching films, 1912

Tags: media, culture, history

On looking in the past for a better future

Tags: history, politics

Want to See a Modern Country Commit Suicide? Take a Hard Look at Britain

Tags: uk, economics

Black cosplayers are tired of being told who they can and can’t portray

Tags: internet, media, representation

Social media companies kept banning pictures of ‘explicit’ art. So, Vienna museums will now post on OnlyFans.

Tags: internet, art, sexuality

Vintage color postcards capture life in 19th century Tunisia

Tags: africa, history, media

La montagne de déchets électroniques pèsera cette année plus que la Muraille de Chine

"As of this year, the mountain of electronic waste will weigh more than the Great Wall of China."

Tags: tech, environment

Street Views

Long, stunning dive into the history of urban photography at the intersection of technology and society.

Tags: media, tech, history, society, cities

13 Staircases Blanketed with Prismatic Murals Evocative of Andean Textiles Run Through Lima’s Hills

Tags: travel, architecture, media

The race to save indigenous languages using automatic speech recognition

Tags: language, representation, tech

It seems to me the makers of Wayland want all the clout of becoming the new X11, only without putting in any of the work.

Tags: computers

.io considered harmful

Tags: internet, politics, history

Fire at Romanian COVID-19 hospital kills seven people

Tags: romania, health, politics