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Biodegradable chewing gum could save our sidewalks

Biodegradable chewing gum could save our sidewalks

Chewing gum, the sticky bane of sidewalks and park benches across the globe, now has biodegradable ingredients to rival stubborn oil-based synthetics. Turns out the asymmetrical spots we see every day squished into our sideways, public monuments, and benches, may actually outlive us if failed to be scraped away and...

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Solar powered pods provide sanctuary to homeless in Germany

Solar powered pods provide sanctuary to homeless in Germany

Solar powered pods are offering rough sleepers an overnight sanctuary, as efforts to ‘start contact’ with the homeless community are boosted in the German city of Ulm. The German city Ulm, located about 75 miles west of Munich, has built a series of state-of-the-art pods for its homeless community to sleep in. Scattered throughout local parks and other areas known to be frequented by the city’s homeless population, the aptly named...

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Enormous vulva sculpture sparks controversy in Brazil

Enormous vulva sculpture sparks controversy in Brazil

Installed days after President Bolsonaro vowed never to legalise abortion in Brazil, Juliana Notari's hillside artwork has divided the country. Though we’re less than a week into 2021, it appears as though the prize for this year’s most controversial public sculpture has already been claimed. Sparking a fierce online debate between Bolsonaro-supporting right and the left-wing cultural community, Juliana Notari’s newly installed 33m-high concrete red vulva has been met with...

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The anonymous French outfit debunking anti-vax theories online

The anonymous French outfit debunking anti-vax theories online

With the world on the cusp of finally beginning to administer a viable Covid-19 vaccine, an anonymous French collective is rooting out ‘the very worst’ anti-vax sentiments on social media. If you thought anti-vax demonstrations in London and California were bad, France is by definition the most vaccine-sceptical nation on the planet, with as many as 1 in 3 believing immunisation to be dangerous or unsafe. In 2017, mandatory vaccines...

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