Funny how public toilet sex seems to be a high priority civil disturbance that justifies 170000 moneys
LGBT situation in Poland
I can't help but find it shocking how things are developing in Poland. Not just for the LGBT people, but in general, with the erosion of the line between Executive and Legislative powers. And, most shockingly, this is a country that belongs to the European Union, which upholds diametrically opposed values.
Privacy and free speach on the wane
Countries of particular concern are China and Turkey.
Social credit in China regarded as one of the so far most intrusive actions by a state, and the possibility of expanding to other countries warrants concern.
Donald Trump's take on the media also risks normalising curtailing media's free speech.
And this is one of the many reasons why talks about Turkey joining the EU should not even take place. This behaviour goes against all that the EU stands for.
This paper was posted today on BiorXive, and it is significant because it described the isolation, for the first time, of a member of Asgard archaea. Asgard archaea were identified a few years ago through metagenomic analyses, and hypothesised to "bridge the gap" between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. With this new isolate we'll be able to actually see what the genes found in the metagenome are coding for, and whether the hypotheses based on the genome alone hold true
It is proven! I am nu_n0m on Keybase: https://keybase.io/nu_n0m/sigchain#4cef6da51304829e474dfe30217f22b764cf2da74748fd91a8ed61d41ad65da60f
Grad student in microbiology, with main focus on biochemistry. Expat within the EU, and European.
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