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Colourful Aurora hits Australia and New Zealand

Stargazers have been treated to a spectacular show as the Southern Lights swept across Australia and New Zealand. Dave Reynolds photographed these images on Sunday near Cygnet, a small town south of Hobart in Tasmania.

"It was such a beautiful sight - it brought me a lot of joy," Mr Reynolds …

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Harnessing energy from glass walls

Using perovskites, a Korean research team, led by Professor Seunghyup Yoo of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Professor Nam-Gyu Park of Sungkyunkwan University, has developed a semi-transparent solar cell that is highly efficient and functions very effectively as a thermal mirror.

The semi-transparent solar cells made …

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Australia's beautiful Great Barrier Reef can 'no longer be saved'

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world - but its days are numbered. Although the country's government has invested AU$50 million (£28 million) in a plan to protect the reef, the coral bleaching has become too advanced .

Scientists have told the Australian government the …

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Nasa's Mission to Touch the Sun

NASA is set to make a big announcement about its mission to “touch the sun”—its first attempt at flying directly into the sun’s atmosphere, where the spacecraft will face unprecedented radiation levels and temperatures of up to 1,400 degrees Celsius.

Scientists working on the mission are set …

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Secret Air Sacs Made This Dinosaur Extra Light

Immense, long-necked dinosaurs like Supersaurus had extraordinarily light bones assisted by a complex system of air sacs that so pervaded their skeletons that you can see exactly where they would have been even though the actual soft tissues decayed away millions and millions of years ago. This was true for …

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Rock climbing envisioned as new treatment for depression

A growing body of research suggests that bouldering, a form of rock climbing, can help build muscle and endurance while reducing stress -- and a new study suggests that the activity also may be used to effectively treat symptoms of depression.

UA researcher Eva-Maria Stelzer and Katharina Luttenberger of the University …

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Cobra Accidentally Swallows A Plastic Bottle

A shocking video, which was shot in Goa, India, shows a Cobra struggling to spit out a plastic bottle that it accidentally swallowed. Wildlife rescuer Goutham Bhagat said: 'When I saw the snake with a bulge in its stomach. I thought the cobra must have swallowed something big that it …

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Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU is an 18-core beast

Priced at $1,999, the 7980XE is clearly not a chip you'd see in an average desktop. Instead, it's more of a statement from Intel. It beats out AMD's 16-core Threadripper CPU, which was slated to be that company's most powerful consumer processor for 2017. And it gives Intel yet …

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Apple, Facebook and Google condemn Texas transgender bill

Proposed legislation in Texas has irked some of the biggest names in tech, sparking condemnation from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and 12 other influential tech leaders. If passed, this controversial state law would only allow transgender students to use restrooms that match the gender printed on their …

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WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link

New analysis suggests Chinese-speaking criminals may have been behind the WannaCry ransomware that affected thousands of organisations worldwide. They said the use of proper grammar and punctuation in only the Chinese versions indicated the writer was "native or at least fluent" in Chinese. The WannaCry ransom note could be displayed …

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