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Google Ordered To Remove Links To Stories About Google Removing Links To Stories

Europe’s “Right to be forgotten” laws have come to an apex of dumb: The UK’s Information Commissioner’s office has ordered Google to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories. My brain hurts.


Now It's Europe's Turn To Fight For Net Neutrality

Americans won big on net neutrality in February, when the FCC voted to adopt new rules that would allow it to rein in the abusive and discriminatory practices of big telecommunications operators, such as blocking or throttling of internet data, and charging content providers for access to an internet “fast lane”.


European Police Are Going On The Hunt For ISIS Social Media Accounts

Europol has put together a new task force to shut down social media accounts associated with ISIS, the BBC reports. It’s a tough task — in fact, shutting ISIS’ social media presence down completely may be next to impossible.


Europe's Biggest Infrastructure Project, Explored By Drone And Timelapse

After three years of non-stop digging, the tunnels for Crossrail, London’s new subway system, are finally complete. And while passengers won’t be running through the tunnels for another three years, Transport for London has sent down a bunch of drones and timelapse cameras to give us a much better feel for what’s been happening under London.


The US Is Cutting Down Its Forests To Feed Europe's Biomass Fuel Craze 

Since 2012, the US has held the title of world’s number one wood pellet exporter. What’s the big deal with wood pellets? Well, Europe has very keen on replacing coal with more environmentally friendly wood pellets — except, well, depending on who you ask, wood may not be that great either.


Neat Animation Shows What European Coins Looked Like Before The Euro

The German mark. Lithuanian litas. Estonian kroon. Irish pound. Slovenian tolar. Portuguese escudo. Greek drachma. Slovak koruna. Maltese lira. Finnish markka. Dutch guilder. Spanish peseta. Luxembourgish franc. Belgian franc. Italian lira. Cypriot pound. Austrian schilling. French franc. Latvian lats. All got replaced by the euro.


This Is What Europe's Solar Eclipse Looked Like From Space

This morning Europe was lucky enough to enjoy a solar eclipse — though only those in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, were theoretically able to see a full occlusion. This wonderful view from space, though, we can all appreciate.


What The US Thinks Of Europe And What Europe Thinks Of The US

Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other parts. They’re a lot of fun to watch.


Switzerland Puts Secret Bacteria In Cheese To Catch Knockoffs

In parts of Europe, where cheese is taken seriously as a source of national pride, entire labs are devoted to spotting knockoff Emmental and Gruyere. Switzerland has what may be the most impressive strategy yet: secret cocktails of bacteria, sent only to licensed cheesemakers, that work as living biological tracers.


A Sneak Peek Into The Guts Of The New European Space Shuttle

Briefly: Photographer Enrico Sacchetti got a peek of Europe’s new experimental space shuttle, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, and sent us this cool photo of its guts. The IXV will be launched from Kourou, French Guiana, in October 2014.


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