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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

The Guardian view on Facebook’s business: a danger to democracy

The conceit of data mining firms is that they could win elections by moulding electorates based on new identities and value systems – a process accelerated by the echo chamber of social media<p>Facebook sees itself as a commercial firm, not a social institution, and behaves accordingly. It makes money …

Social Media

The Brazilian villagers turning plastic pollution into profit

After plastic waste contributed to deadly floods in Recife, one neighbourhood took action. Now people can earn a living by cleaning up the river in a scheme being imitated around the world<p>Maria das Gracas started collecting her plastic bottles after she saw the body of her neighbour floating past …

Pollution

The key moments from Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress

Facebook’s chief executive on the right to privacy, banning Cambridge Analytica and the things he is taking responsibility for<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, faced US Congress for the first time on Tuesday over the data …

Cambridge Analytica

Martin Luther King Jr was a radical. We must not sterilize his legacy

If King were alive today, his words would threaten most of those who now sing his praises<p>The major threat of Martin Luther King Jr to us is a spiritual and moral one. King’s courageous and compassionate example shatters the dominant neoliberal soul-craft of smartness, money and bombs. His grand …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

BeLeave revelations taint the Brexit result. There must be another vote

The revelations over the weekend from the brave and principled former BeLeave treasurer Shahmir Sanni are devastating. His claim that £625,000 was donated by Vote Leave to his supposedly independent pro-Brexit referendum campaign organisation – and channelled to a digital services firm with links …

United Kingdom

'Symbols over substance – Brexit in a nutshell': your best comments today

We’re looking back at some of the stories getting you talking today, with the blue passport procurement process provoking some of the most entertaining exchanges. Also worth a second look are conversations around Instagram “influencers” using their children to sell ideas and Labour’s support for …

United Kingdom

"Die Bürger hätten uns für verrückt erklärt"

Mehrere Unionspolitiker kritisieren den CDU-Verzicht auf das Finanzministerium in der großen Koalition. Fraktionschef Kauder erklärt nun, wie es zu …

"Der Prophet hat gesagt"

Zu Besuch bei den Freunden in Algerien: Die deutsche Feministin Alice Schwarzer über ihre Reise in die islamische Welt<p>April 2016. Ich sitze auf dem …

From the Green Book to Facebook, how black people still need to outwit racists in rural America

A historical travel guide once listed safe pit stops for black motorists in Jim Crow America. When a family sought similar advice on Facebook last year, they were deluged with replies<p>Over a barbecue grill last summer in a park in Springfield, Missouri, Jonathan Herbert and his friend Marlin Barber …

Bookend

How the people of Mosul subverted Isis 'apartheid'

The day Isis attacked Mosul, Wassan, an affable young doctor with a cherubic face, ran from the maternity ward to the emergency room at Jimhoriya hospital. Injured civilians had begun pouring in. Wassan had just graduated from medical school, and had no experience in treating trauma casualties. As …

Middle East

Can you match the Donald Trump insult to the country he insulted?

Donald Trump’s international diplomacy efforts have hit the headlines again, after he reportedly described several African and Central American nations as “shithole countries”.<p>Here are 12 other ways in which he has insulted a nation since he began campaigning for the US presidency.<p>Match the Trump …

Donald Trump

Germania: via libera all'accordo per la Grosse Koalition

I dirigenti dei partiti dell'Unione (Cdu-Csu) e Spd si sono accordati per superare gli scogli che da settimane incagliavano le trattative per una nuova riedizione della Grosse-Koalition: tasse e migranti. E' stato raggiunto l'accordo di non aumentare l'aliquota massima di imposta, come invece …

Trumps Mitarbeiter versuchen, "das Land vor ihm zu beschützen"

Im Gespräch mit der ZEIT berichtet Michael Wolff von seinen Recherchen im Weißen Haus. Trumps Anwälte hatten versucht, die Publikation von "Fire and …

Coastal states to Trump: why is Florida exempt from drilling and not us?

Ryan Zinke confirmed Florida would be exempt from massive offshore plan – which other states claim is simply a favor for Republican governor Rick Scott<p>Governors of coastal states have urged the Trump administration to scrap its plan to usher oil and gas drilling into almost all US waters, in an …

Trump Administration

2017: un anno di cronaca. Da Rigopiano a Totò Riina

Si è aperto con un ennesimo <b>atto di violenza contro le donne</b> (l'aggressione con l'acido a Gessica Notaro) e si è concluso con una conquista in termini …

Scientists have beaten down the best climate denial argument

Clouds don’t act as a climate thermostat, and they’re not going to save us from global warming<p>Climate deniers have come up with a lot of arguments about why we shouldn’t worry about global warming – about 200 of them – but most are quite poor, contradictory, and easily debunked by consulting the …

Climate Change

Think our governments can no longer control capitalism? You’ve been duped

In reality there has been a class war, in which the right has spent decades using the state to undermine workers. We can fight back<p>Blue Planet 2 demonstrated the terrifyingly fragile state of nature’s ecosystem. One of the key messages from the BBC series was that a delicate balance exists in the …

Bill Clinton

Jerusalem: Ein "Weiter so" für Netanjahu | ZEIT ONLINE

Donald Trump hat der israelischen Regierung Jerusalem ohne Bedingungen geschenkt. Das wird Premier Netanjahu ermutigen, seine harte Politik …

Schulz will Vereinigte Staaten von Europa bis 2025

SPD-Chef Schulz will zügig eine EU-Verfassung – und jene Staaten aus der EU entlassen, die nicht mitmachen. Zudem warb er für ergebnisoffene …

"Wie ein Elefant im Porzellanladen"

Mit seiner Entscheidung zu Jerusalem stößt US-Präsident Trump nicht nur bei Politikern und Diplomaten weltweit auf Ablehnung. Auch die internationale …

Give the Brexiteers what they want – it’s time for a united Ireland

At last it’s becoming clear to the Brexiteers, and the right-wing British media, that the question of the Irish border will be the defining issue of …

"Wir hätten den nützlichen Idioten gespielt"

Der FDP-Chef schließt eine Neuaufnahme der Koalitionsgespräche mit Union und Grünen aus. Eine Minderheitsregierung sehen die Grünen kritisch, die SPD …

Europe needs a leader. Who will step up if Merkel goes?

Suddenly Brexit matters, a lot. Until recently I had regarded it as one of those crises that we muddle through somehow, like the bank collapse or the winter of discontent. Time is the great compromiser. Project fear would turn out to be project not-quite-as-bad-as-we-thought.<p>What does Germany’s …

Europe

Königsmörder muss sie nicht fürchten

Angela Merkel will im Fall einer Neuwahl erneut antreten. Euphorie löst das in ihrer Partei nicht aus. Aber auch keinen Widerstand. Warum eigentlich …

Saviano racconta Totò Riina, il capo dei capi che scelse il terrore e finì per affossare Cosa nostra

Cosa resta dell'era del boss. E perché 'ndrangheta e camorra non lo imiteranno<p>CHI È STATO davvero Totò Riina? Come è riuscito un semianalfabeta, cupo …

Herr Steinmeier, übernehmen Sie!

Das Aus für Jamaika liegt nicht allein an der FDP, sondern vor allem an CSU und Grünen. Eine Minderheitsregierung wäre jetzt nicht die schlechteste …

Conosci la geografia? Ecco il test che viene dallo spazio

Arrivano oggi le risposte al test-sfida di geografia che Paolo Nespoli ha inviato dallo spazio. Lo scorso sabato, infatti, l'astronauta Esa ha …

Russiagate, resta a domiciliari ex capo campagna Trump - MilanoFinanza.it

Un giudice ha confermato gli arresti domiciliari per l'ex capo della campagna elettorale del presidente Donald Trump, Paul Manafort e dell'uomo …

Turchia, Erdogan prepara l'offensiva in Siria contro la Rojava

Dopo ldlib, le truppe di Ankara sono pronte a invadere Afrin. Il cantone più occidentale dei curdi. Strategico come Kirkuk, in Iraq. Dietro le …