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Perseids: How to watch 2024’s spectacular mid-year meteor shower

The 2023 Perseid meteor shower seen over grasslands in China Cynthia Lee/Alamy The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best opportunities to see hundreds

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Hurricane Beryl: Hurricane forecasts are improving – but big misses are still possible

Hurricane Beryl over Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula on 5 July Associated Press / Alamy Before slamming into islands in Grenada this month, Hurricane Beryl strengthened from

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Diamond could be the super semiconductor the US power grid needs

Diamond has excellent semiconductor properties Richard Kail/Science Photo Library As the US power grid struggles with a historic rise in electricity demand, diamond semiconductors could

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A new formula for defining a planet still keeps Pluto out of the club

Pluto is a dwarf planet NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute A mathematical formula to determine whether objects in space should be classed

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Renewable energy: How incredibly simple tech can supercharge the race to net zero

Puwadol Jaturawutthichai/Alamy Some 450 kilometres north of Helsinki, Finland, lies a decommissioned mine. Despite its remote location, it is being keenly watched because it looks

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Saturn’s moon Titan has an equivalent of freshwater rivers and salty oceans

The north polar region of Titan, imaged using radar signals from the Cassini probe, with hydrocarbon seas coloured blue NASA / JPL-Caltech / Agenzia Spaziale

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People at risk of overdose could be fitted with an anti-opioid implant

  Drug overdose deaths have soared in North America over the past two decades Victor Moussa / Alamy A pacemaker-like device that is implanted under

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Bird flu cases may be going undetected in US dairy workers

A strain of bird flu has been circulating in dairy cows for almost five months Lauren Justice/Bloomberg via Getty Images US health officials are struggling

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The physicist who wants to build a telescope bigger than Earth

We are living in the era of black hole photography. In 2019, the first picture taken of a black hole was released. Unsurprisingly, it was

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Raindrop-powered generator harvests electricity from the weather

Putting raindrops to work is an unusual idea Derek Croucher / Alamy A generator that harvests the pitter-patter of raindrops can produce enough electricity to