Portugal outrage after Spanish hunters massacre 500 wild animals

Officials seek a criminal probe after photos of 540 deer and boar corpses are shared on social media.

Dec. 24, 2020 ~1 min

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Oregon just decriminalized all drugs – here's why voters passed this groundbreaking reform

Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.

Clayton Mosher, Professor, Sociology Department, Washington State University • conversation
Dec. 10, 2020 ~10 min

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Children's climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what's at stake?

Six Portuguese youngsters say 33 countries have violated their human rights by causing climate change.

Sam Varvastian, PhD Researcher, Cardiff University • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

By Hamish Mackay • bbcnews
June 19, 2019 ~8 min

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Wandering males transformed Spain's DNA

An ancient mass migration transformed the genetic make-up of people in Iberia, a new DNA study reveals.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
March 15, 2019 ~8 min

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MIT Portugal collaboration enters new phase

MPP2030 is focused on education, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

MIT Portugal Program • mit
Oct. 26, 2018 ~4 min

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Knowledge, networking, and new ideas | MIT News

The MIT Portugal Program offers a unique opportunity for Portuguese graduate students to advance their research and make cross-Atlantic connections.

Mariana Carmo | MIT Portugal Program • mit
Jan. 11, 2018 ~4 min

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Portuguese delegation led by Minister Manuel Heitor visits MIT | MIT News

Portugal prepares a new decade of international partnerships in science and research.

Silvia Castro | MIT Portugal • mit
Nov. 14, 2017 ~2 min

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Portuguese government and biotech representatives visit MIT | MIT News

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal and the Portuguese Minister of Economy discuss transatlantic cooperation with Europe in the biotechnology sector.

Silvia Castro | MIT Portugal Program • mit
Jan. 4, 2017 ~4 min

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Stephen Connors, leading alternative energy researcher, dies at 58 | MIT News

MIT researcher helped to make solar and wind power mainstream.

MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 18, 2016 ~7 min

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