Bruno Panasiewicz

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Russia unblocks Wikipedia after narcotics debacle

The Russian government briefly blocked all of Wikipedia after the website refused to edit a post about narcotics.<p>In a statement the Wikimedia …

Hotel hacks: 15 ingenious tips to improve your stay

What kind of monstrous traveller boils their underwear <b>inside</b> a hotel room kettle? This was the question on many people's lips last year when a Twitter user asked their followers whether the practice was commonplace.<p>This curious query raised many more. Namely, "What have you done to your pants that …

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Google Renames Self Alphabet, Gives Sundar Pichai Better Title

Larry and Sergey have the moonshots, and Sundar has Google.<p>Google Inc. is now Alphabet Inc.<p>In a letter to shareholders on Monday, Google’s current CEO Larry Page spelled out what seems like a seismic change in the Internet search giant: The incorporated company now falls under a new holding …

New Zealand's new flag: panel publishes 40 potential designs

The independent panel tasked with deciding a potential new flag has published its longlist of 40 designs, of which four will be put to public vote<p>The independent panel tasked with deciding a potential new flag for New Zealand has published its long list of 40 possible designs.<p>Nearly 10,300 were …

Attack on the pentagon results in discovery of new mathematical tile

Photograph: Ed Pegg/Wikipedia<p>The 15 types of pentagonal tilings discovered so far.<p>276<p>image/png<p>https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/6/1438878897605/9b2afd4a-a16f-4b72-9d44-2d4ee1d9aa59-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: Ed Pegg/Wikipedia<p>The 15 types of pentagonal tilings …

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Dill with it: Russia’s obsession with the spindly herb menace

People often ask if Moscow is a difficult place to live, and I tell them it’s great: exciting, vibrant, and with rapidly improving quality of life in recent years. There is one thing, however, that makes living in Russia a terrifying experience on a day-to-day basis; one pitfall of life that …

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Fear, hunger and dirt: Lithuanian migrants on life as chicken catchers

Laurynas Kelpsa and two fellow migrant workers who are suing the ‘worst UK gangmaster ever’ describe working for UK-based firm DJ Houghton<p>Laurynas Kelpsa was just 19 when he saw an advertisement for jobs in England on the internet in 2011. Opportunities in his home town in Lithuania were limited …

UK parents among 'the strictest in Europe', report says

British parents are among the strictest in Europe with even the Germans more lenient than UK mothers and fathers, report suggests<p>British parents are among the strictest in Europe with even the Germans more lenient than UK mothers and fathers after a study has revealed they are more reluctant to let …

A Haunting Timelapse of the 2,058 Nuclear Detonations from 1945 to 1998

It's as terrifying as it is beautiful.<p>It's a grim anniversary. Seventy years ago today, the Enola Gay dropped the uranium atomic bomb "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima, killing at least 90,000 people immediately, poisoning hundreds of thousands more with radiation, and forever altering the …