A US military robot ship has fired a large missile for the first time
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A US military robot ship has fired a large missile for the first time

The uncrewed USV Ranger Department of Defense/Twitter The US Department of Defense released footage of an uncrewed vessel firing a large missile.
Wooden robot arm is powered by plastic muscles
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Wooden robot arm is powered by plastic muscles

The polymer can change its shape by heating and lift objects up to 5000 times their own weight. This could be used in robotics. Shape-memory plastics
Wildfire pollution linked to at least 33,000 deaths worldwide
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Wildfire pollution linked to at least 33,000 deaths worldwide

Firefighter fighting a forest fire in Guadalajara (Mexico) on April 24, 2012 HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images Wildfires that are similar to the
What we know so far about booster shots and the covid-19 vaccines
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What we know so far about booster shots and the covid-19 vaccines

A coronavirus vaccine dose being given in Jerusalem last month Maya Alleruzzo/AP/Shutterstock Many countries are preparing to launch a booster
58 per cent of oil must stay in the ground to meet 1.5°C climate goal
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58 per cent of oil must stay in the ground to meet 1.5°C climate goal

If we want to limit global warming, only 58% of oil can be extracted. HHakim/Getty images Researchers have determined that energy companies and
Rare kakapo parrot is genetically healthy despite being very inbred
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Rare kakapo parrot is genetically healthy despite being very inbred

A kakapo parrot JAKE OSBORNE An endangered flightless parrot has been saved by New Zealand's inbred population. It has had fewer harmful mutations
Covid-19 dashboard: Cases, deaths and vaccinations
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Covid-19 dashboard: Cases, deaths and vaccinations

Tsado/Alamy These charts show the number of covid-19-related deaths, cases and deaths as well as the proportion of fully vaccinated people by
The toxic error at the heart of efforts to curb heavy metal pollution
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The toxic error at the heart of efforts to curb heavy metal pollution

Michelle Durbano Insects are on the decline all over the globe. All factors contribute to the decline of insects, including intensive pesticide use,
No, there's nothing wrong with seedless fruits
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No, there's nothing wrong with seedless fruits

MirageC/Getty Images One thing that fascinates me the most is the idea of food taboos. Although other cultures may seem unique and colorful to us, we
mRNA cancer therapy now in human trials after shrinking mouse tumours
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mRNA cancer therapy now in human trials after shrinking mouse tumours

Complexed RNA binding protein (lightblue) and a molecular model of messengerRNA (pink). LAGUNA DESIGN/SCIENCEPHOTO LIBRARY A cancer treatment that