Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years

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June 2017 was beaten only by June in 2015 and 2016, leaving experts with little hope for limiting warming to 1.5C or even 2C Last month was the third-hottest June on record globally, temperature data suggest, confirming 2017 will almost certainly make a hat-trick of annual climate records, with 2015, 2016 and 2017 being the […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: fighting science denial starts with people, not politicians

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The astrophysicist talks about alien life, sci-fi and why he believes Australians shouldnt get stuck in traffic Albert Einstein has been called many things: a genius, a pioneer, a Nobel prize winner. Neil deGrasse Tyson just calls him a badass. I think it fits, right? Its not a stretch, he tells Guardian Australia before his […]

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Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster

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The long read: After a crisis, private contractors move in and suck up funding for work done badly, if at all then those billions get cut from government budgets. Like Grenfell Tower, Hurricane Katrina revealed a disdain for the poor There have been times in my reporting from disaster zones when I have had the […]

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Stem cell therapies: medical experts call for strict international rules

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Experts from 15 countries say regulation needed to prevent vulnerable patients pursuing unproven and potentially deadly treatments Medical and legal experts from around the world have united to call for more stringent regulation of stem cell therapies to prevent people pursuing unproven and potentially deadly treatments overseas. In a perspective piece for the US journal […]

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Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

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New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six extra dimensions, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that scientists have yet to find any experimental proof that […]

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