Australia has a huge shortage of the medical isotope needed for scans
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Australia has a huge shortage of the medical isotope needed for scans

By Ruby Prosser Scully The nuclear power plant in Baywater, Australia, is the largest in the southern hemisphereStock Connection Blue / Alamy Stock PhotoAustralia is facing possibly its…

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UK academics are stockpiling lab equipment in case of a no-deal Brexit
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UK academics are stockpiling lab equipment in case of a no-deal Brexit

Technology 21 September 2019 By Chris Baraniuk “We miscalculated and bought too many protective gloves, the boxes were everywhere,” said one researchersimonkr/GettyThe threat of a no-deal Brexit is…

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Global climate strikes: millions take to the streets to demand action
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Global climate strikes: millions take to the streets to demand action

Environment 20 September 2019 By Adam Vaughan , Lilian Anekwe and Alice Klein Protesters in LondonDan Kitwood/GettyMillions of children and adults from Sydney and Mumbai to London and…

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Herpes vaccine to be tested in humans after best result yet in animals
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Herpes vaccine to be tested in humans after best result yet in animals

By Michael Le Page A vaccine for herpes could be on the horizon Jonnie Miles/Getty ImagesHopes have been raised that we will soon have a vaccine to halt…

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Mystery of why humans walk upright may be explained by surprise fossil
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Mystery of why humans walk upright may be explained by surprise fossil

Life 20 September 2019 By Colin Barras Chimps tend to use all four legs to walkCavan Images/GettyWe might have misunderstood one of the greatest mysteries of human evolution. For…

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Autonomous killer drones set to be used by Turkey in Syria
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Autonomous killer drones set to be used by Turkey in Syria

Technology 20 September 2019 By David Hambling The Turkish army is increasingly using drones in combatSoner Kilinc/Anadolu Agency/GettyTurkey is to become the first nation to use drones able…

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Global climate strikes: Here’s what’s happening on the ground
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Global climate strikes: Here’s what’s happening on the ground

Environment 20 September 2019 By Adam Vaughan and Alice Klein Protesters in LondonDan Kitwood/GettyHundreds of thousands of adults and children from Sydney to London have taken to the…

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Stars that eat planets can start spinning so fast they rip apart
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Stars that eat planets can start spinning so fast they rip apart

By Leah Crane Planets that orbit close to their star could end up being eatenNASA/ESA/G. BaconStars sometimes bite off more than they can chew. When a star devours…

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Drone equipped with nail gun can fix the roof so you don’t have to
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Drone equipped with nail gun can fix the roof so you don’t have to

Technology 20 September 2019 By Chris Baraniuk Drones are now strong enough to carry all sorts of accessories – including nail gunsiStock / Getty ImagesDrones can sometimes be…

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The cost of subsidising UK wind farms has dropped to an all-time low
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The cost of subsidising UK wind farms has dropped to an all-time low

Technology 20 September 2019 By Adam Vaughan Wind power is becoming cheaperHolger Leue/Getty ImagesThe cost of subsidising offshore windfarms has dropped to a record low in the UK. Results…

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