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Japanese scientists have created an enzyme that eats away at plastic bottle waste

Could this spell the end of plastic bottle waste?

Japanese scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats away at plastic bottles, it has been revealed. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan. Scientists have now revealed the detailed structure of the crucial enzyme produced by the bug.[Read More...]

China sets up world’s first digital dictatorship with creepy new social credit system

China sets up world’s first digital dictatorship with creepy new social credit system

China’s creepy social credit system is a dystopian high-tech model of big brother when power goes unchecked. Here’s how it works. So currently, most Chinese citizens don’t have credit scores, unlike in the UK, where they have been part of the consumer landscape for decades, led by the big credit bureaus such as Equifax and Experian. The Chinese government aims[Read More...]

Cambridge Analytica has been implicated in a number of different election scandals across the world

Head of European Parliament vows action over Facebook data scandal

The head of European Parliament has vowed to investigate Facebook to see if it had misused data, following the recent scandal over the data leaks. Antonio Tajani who has served as President of the European Parliament since January last year urged the social media giant to take more responsibility, saying on Twitter that “allegations of misuse of Facebook user data[Read More...]

Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on worshipers at a Texas church

Deranged terrorist kills 26 people in Texas church

A deranged terrorist has opened fire on more than a dozen people attending a church service, it has been revealed. At least 26 people were killed in the massacre, when suspected gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, opened fire in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Amercia. The victims ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old. Kelly had[Read More...]

Disabled child imprisoned by US authorities

Disabled child imprisoned by US authorities

A lawsuit has been filed after a disabled child aged 10 was detained in the US. Rosa Maria Hernandez, who has cerebral palsy was arrested and thrown into border control custody, after traffic police stopped her family who were taking her to the hospital. The federal suit has been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. They have[Read More...]