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Lego Wins Major Court Case in EU Over Patent

Lego Wins Major Court Case in EU Over Patent

Lego, the Denmark-based building block toy company, has won a major patent case in the General Court of the European Union, the EU’s second-highest court. The decision reverses an earlier case by EU Intellectual Property Office that held that the Lego brick’s design was not patent-protected, as the design is …

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Cargo Ship Stuck in Suez Canal Blocks Egypt Shipping

Cargo Ship Stuck in Suez Canal Blocks Egypt Shipping

Supply lines all over the world are strained at best, and the last thing anyone in the industry needed was another problem to deal with. However, coincidence and bad luck have both led to another wrench in global shipping: one of the world’s largest cargo ships has run aground in …

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Can Cloning Bring Back Extinct Species?

Can Cloning Bring Back Extinct Species?

The technology needed to clone animals has been around for nearly 30 years now, but a number of roadblocks have prevented it from becoming a widespread practice. One issue is ethical: many people fear what unchecked advancement in cloning technology could mean for the concept of the “self,” for the …

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Volcanic Eruption? Iceland Braces for the Worst

Volcanic Eruption? Iceland Braces for the Worst

Iceland is bracing for what could be a potential volcanic eruption after detecting a series of tremors in the Earth near the capital city of Reykjavik. Over the past month, the region has seen over 20,000 earthquakes. Notably, this region of Iceland hasn’t experienced any volcanic eruptions for over 800 …

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Spain’s Four-Day Work Week Could Become New Normal

Spain’s Four-Day Work Week Could Become New Normal

Spain is in the process of trialing a new type of workweek: the four-day week. The experiment was put forth by the left-wing party Más País, and posits that just because someone works longer hours, that doesn’t mean that they are necessarily more productive. This is seen by some as …

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