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LGBT+ conversion therapy is now going to be banned outright in France. The French parliament recently voted for that, putting France on a small list of countries that has voted for this ban (other countries on the list include Germany, Brazil, Ecuador, and Malta). CRACKED.COM

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Scientists are trying to restore the American chestnut to forests. Billions of chestnut trees died about a hundred years ago because of an invasive fungus, but scientists are working on undoing that, and expect to see the fruits of their work in 150 years at the earliest. CRACKED.COM

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The James Webb Space Telescope can keep going longer than we thought. Apparently, the telescope can keep running for more than 10 years - thanks to the fact that less propellant will be needed to correct its trajectory than was first assumed. CRACKED.COM

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Mink farms will soon be a thing of the past in the nation of Italy. Not only that, but fur farming is about to get banned outright - both of those things have been made possible thanks to an amendment recently voted on by the Italian Senate. CRACKED.COM

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