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Hot air

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption What’s the best way to keep cool in a warming world? Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies […]

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Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider

Image copyright Cern Work has begun on a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle smasher. The High-Luminosity LHC will make it possible to study the fundamental building blocks of matter in more detail than ever before. Cern, the organisation that operates the LHC, held a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday to mark the […]

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Kilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean at Kapoho Bay, causing a hydrochloric acid mist called “laze”. The eruption is now in its 42nd day. The summit of the volcano erupted on Wednesday morning, and some fissures spewed lava up to 160 feet (50 metres) high. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44494826

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Gene therapy reverses rat’s paralysis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParalysed rat picks up sugar cube after gene therapy repairs spinal cord Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards the goal of giving paralysed people control of their hands again. The team at King’s College London used gene therapy to repair damage in the spinal […]