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These Teenagers May Finally Gain the Right to Delete their Online History

British teens just might earn the legal right to take down their embarrassing selfies forever.

Image via Flickr user Gary Knight

We all make mistakes. But teenagers, well—they make a lot a lot of mistakes—especially when they publish something on the internet. Recently, the British government decided they wanted to ameliorate the situation, and introduced a bill that would enjoin tech companies to allow teenagers to (finally, for good) delete their online histories.

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Hello, Lamppost: Talking Street Furniture and a 'Playable City'

Like a real-life version of a Pixar movie, the streets of Bristol, England will soon be filled with seemingly-inanimate objects that can talk.

Like a real-life version of a Pixar movie, the streets of Bristol, England will soon be filled with seemingly-inanimate objects that can talk. Mailboxes, storm drains, and lampposts will be enabled with a system that allows passerby to chat with them by text message.

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This Post-Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Runs on Nuclear Waste

How to reduce nuclear waste and make clean electricity at the same time.

Nuclear waste is a tricky problem, just like anything that can make people sick, must be stored under guard away from groundwater and population centers for thousands of years, is incredibly difficult to safely transport, and could be targeted by terrorists.

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Researchers Redraw the Map of Great Britain Using Social Networks

What if the borders of our cities and states weren't based on political history, but on real social relationships? Architect Carlo Ratti investigates.

What if the borders of our cities and states weren't based on political history, but instead on real social relationships?

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The United Kingdom Is Forced to Let Prisoners Vote

The United Kingdom has just lost a battle with the European court of human rights, and is being forced to give prisoners the right to vote.

The United Kingdom has just lost a battle with the European court of human rights (located in the spectacular building above), and is being forced to give prisoners the right to vote.

Sentenced prisoners were originally denied the right to take part in ballots under the Forfeiture Act 1870, and the ban was retained in the Representation of the People Act 1983. Prisoners on remand awaiting trial, fine defaulters and people jailed for contempt of court can vote.

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In Britain, Climate Change Will Scare Your Children

"Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. There was none, as extreme weather due to climate change had caused a drought." Clever...

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