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Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections

Australia’s main opposition party says it plans to build Australia’s first nuclear power plants as early as 2035, arguing the government’s policies for decarbonizing the economy with renewable energy will not work

Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections
Environment|Science

For the endangered Nashville crayfish, its rebound is both good and bad news

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering removing the Nashville crayfish from the endangered species list, but some biologists argue it still needs protection because its range is so limited

For the endangered Nashville crayfish, its rebound is both good and bad news
Business|Health|News|Political

Kansas accuses Pfizer of misleading public about COVID vaccine in lawsuit

The U.S. state of Kansas on Monday sued Pfizer, accusing the company of misleading the public about its COVID-19 vaccine by hiding risks while making false claims about

Kansas accuses Pfizer of misleading public about COVID vaccine in lawsuit
Science|Technology

New Bayer short corn variety stands up to high winds, but not over 100 mph

Bayer's Preceon variety of short stature corn has been shown to withstand up to 75 mph winds (120 kph) in some trials, the company said on Tuesday, but could not

New Bayer short corn variety stands up to high winds, but not over 100 mph
Health

Fauci denies suppressing COVID lab leak theory before US House panel

Former top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr.

Fauci denies suppressing COVID lab leak theory before US House panel
Economy|Environment|Science

Biofuel groups envision ethanol-powered jets. But fueling the effort has not been easy

Farming and biofuels organizations are hopeful that ethanol could be used to power passenger jets, but making that dream a reality hasn’t been easy

Biofuel groups envision ethanol-powered jets. But fueling the effort has not been easy
Education|News|Technology

Global audiences suspicious of AI-powered newsrooms, report finds

Global concerns about the use of AI in news production and misinformation are growing, a report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found, posing

Global audiences suspicious of AI-powered newsrooms, report finds
Environment|Science|Technology

AI can help shipping industry cut down emissions, report says

The global commercial shipping industry could cut down its carbon emissions by 47 million tonnes per year by deploying artificial intelligence for sea navigation, a study by autonomous

AI can help shipping industry cut down emissions, report says
News|Science|Travel

Gleaming monolith pops up in Nevada desert, the latest in a series of quickly vanishing structures

A strange monolith has been found jutting out of a remote mountain peak near Las Vegas

Gleaming monolith pops up in Nevada desert, the latest in a series of quickly vanishing structures
Economy

Oil demand set to peak by 2029, major supply glut looms, IEA says

Global oil demand will peak by 2029 and begin to contract the following year while the U.S. and other non-OPEC countries add to supply, the International Energy

Oil demand set to peak by 2029, major supply glut looms, IEA says
Health

US FDA approves Merck's pneumococcal vaccine for adults

Merck said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its next-generation vaccine to protect adults against the pneumococcal disease.

US FDA approves Merck's pneumococcal vaccine for adults
News|Opinion|Technology

AI could help spread false and misleading information on Holocaust, UNESCO report warns

Artificial intelligence could be misused to spread misleading or false claims about the Holocaust

AI could help spread false and misleading information on Holocaust, UNESCO report warns
Science|Technology

Undersea explorers mark a tragic day. Things to know about the Titan disaster anniversary

Unanswered questions linger a year after the implosion of the Titan submersible during its deep-sea voyage to the wreckage of the Titanic

Undersea explorers mark a tragic day. Things to know about the Titan disaster anniversary
Business|Environment|Technology

Southern Company CEO sees more industry nuclear commitments in US by 2030

Power provider Southern Company CEO Chris Womack said on Monday he expects more industry commitments to build gigawatt-scale light water nuclear reactors in the U.S. before 2030.

Southern Company CEO sees more industry nuclear commitments in US by 2030
Business|Economy|Environment|Science|Technology

Brazil joins race to loosen China's grip on rare earths industry

Mining giant Brazil has big ambitions to build a rare earths industry as Western economies push to secure the metals needed

Brazil joins race to loosen China's grip on rare earths industry
Business|Economy|Environment|Technology

Western rare earths supply chain springs into gear

Global supply chains for rare earths are realigning to diversify away from top producer China to make permanent magnets used in products from electric vehicles to wind turbines

Western rare earths supply chain springs into gear
Arts|Science|Travel

No lie: Perfectly preserved centuries-old cherries unearthed at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Dozens of bottles of centuries-old, impeccably preserved cherries and berries from the cellar of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in northern Virginia have been discovered during an archaeological dig

No lie: Perfectly preserved centuries-old cherries unearthed at George Washington's Mount Vernon
Economy|Science|Technology

US as many as 15 years behind China on nuclear power, report says

The U.S. is as many as 15 years behind China on developing high-tech nuclear power as Beijing's state-backed technology approach and extensive financing give

US as many as 15 years behind China on nuclear power, report says
Health|News|Science

Bird flu spreads to seventh Australian poultry farm

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has spread to a seventh poultry farm near Melbourne, the government of Australia's Victoria state said on Monday.

Bird flu spreads to seventh Australian poultry farm
Environment|Health|News

CLIMATE GLIMPSE: Scorching Northern Hemisphere heat leads to deaths and wildfires

The United States is bracing for chaotic weather this week, as the South is set to experience another heat wave following a short respite from searing temperatures earlier this month

CLIMATE GLIMPSE: Scorching Northern Hemisphere heat leads to deaths and wildfires
Technology

Microsoft delays controversial AI Recall feature on new Windows computers

New laptops equipped with Microsoft Windows start shipping to customers next week but without a flagship feature called Recall that drew concerns about privacy and cybersecurity

Microsoft delays controversial AI Recall feature on new Windows computers
Environment|News

Over 75 million people in the US are under heat alerts. Go indoors and hydrate

Over 75 million people in the United States are under extreme heat alerts as a heat wave moves eastward

Over 75 million people in the US are under heat alerts. Go indoors and hydrate
News|Political|World

Nuclear-armed nations are deepening their reliance on their nuclear weapons, watchdog finds

A Stockholm-based watchdog says the world's nine nuclear-armed states continue to modernize their nuclear weapons as the countries deepened their reliance on nuclear deterrence in 2023

Nuclear-armed nations are deepening their reliance on their nuclear weapons, watchdog finds
Environment|Science|Technology

A year after the Titan's tragic dive, deep-sea explorers vow to pursue ocean's mysteries

The deadly implosion of an experimental submersible en route to the deep-sea grave of the Titanic last June has not dulled the desire for ocean exploration

A year after the Titan's tragic dive, deep-sea explorers vow to pursue ocean's mysteries
Environment

Mass fish death in Mexico's Chihuahua State blamed on severe drought

Thousands of dead fish have blanketed the surface of a lagoon in Mexico's northern state of Chihuahua, and local officials are blaming an intense

Mass fish death in Mexico's Chihuahua State blamed on severe drought

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