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The city of Lviv, in Ukraine, is a textbook example of how heritage can be commodified and fuel gentrification, says researcher. But radical conservation policies from the city's Soviet past hint at a fairer way forward.

>1m people recently had their fingerprint data stolen – now they can’t use fingerprint scanners securely.

Stolen fingerprints could spell the end of biometric security – here's how to save it

'We die together': Hong Kong protests are being driven by a fearless young generation

Why are gang rape accusations treated as 'sexual abuse' in Spain? Another trial fails another victim. @drDMadden 

I am a design professor and I worked with a jewellery-maker to re-use ocean plastic as the raw material for 3D printers.

Why Canada is so furious with the UK over decision to strip Jack Letts of British citizenship.

The UK is at the forefront of offshore wind, with more capacity than any other country, some of the biggest offshore wind farms and the most powerful turbines.

Jungle Book: look closely, there's more to Kipling than colonial stereotypes, writes academic.

Citizens of nowhere: one million Rohingya still without rights, status or justice. @DrAYusuf 

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How Korean popstars #BTS  became a social force by fighting for social rights

Self-determination is legal under international law – it's hypocritical to argue otherwise for Catalonia

Gaming addiction listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. Evidence shows that gaming addiction is best viewed as a coping mechanism associated with underlying problems such as anxiety or depression.

#BluePlanet2 academic consultants have a message – it's one that humanity cannot afford to ignore: Retweet this THREAD to sensitise more people about human impact on our marine life.

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How scientists know climate change is happening #ParisAgreement  (Please retweet.)

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I helped write the IPCC 1.5°C report. It doesn't mean we have 12 years to act, it means we have to act now.

Why we should be teaching scientific thinking rather than scientific facts #science  #edchat 

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"We've created a civilisation hell bent on destroying itself – I'm terrified." @JamesGDyke , Earth scientist, explains why radical changes to society are needed if we are to escape environmental disaster.

Fossil hunter Mary Anning didn't get the recognition she deserved during her lifetime. Now her home town wants to raise a statue in her honour.

Revealed: Low income families are actually set to be worse off #budget2015  #livingwage 

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