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Planes break the speed of sound

Jan. 28, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

Modern planes can reach extremely high speeds. The American pilot Chuck Yeager helped pave the way for high-speed planes.

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Great white sharks get tracked by drones

Dec. 17, 2020, 10:04 a.m.

This month on Newsdesk: Great white sharks get tracked by drones, tyre microplastics get recycled and a huge seed bank stores billions of seeds.

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3-D printed moon buildings

Nov. 18, 2020, 4:29 p.m.

Astronauts will soon be heading back to the Moon, and this time, NASA plan to construct permanent buildings on the lunar surface.

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A growing threat to coral reefs

May 18, 2020, 11:58 a.m.

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world’s largest coral reef. Scientists are now warning that high temperatures have led to widespread coral bleaching.

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A surprising new use for an old mattress

April 1, 2020, 12:38 p.m.

Residents at Zaatari Refugee Camp have teamed up with scientists to grow plants in the foam from old mattresses.

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Scientists fight a virus outbreak

Feb. 27, 2020, 1:55 p.m.

Scientists are studying an outbreak of a virus called a coronavirus.

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Volcanic lightning in the Philippines

Jan. 15, 2020, 5:19 p.m.

An erupting volcano in the Philippines led to a spectacular natural phenomenon: volcanic lightning.

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Bears on the Moon?!

Oct. 21, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Did you know there are bears on the Moon?! No, not the kind of bear you’re thinking of! These are “water bears”, microscopic animals whose scientific name is “tardigrades”.

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Dramatic changes to Arctic landscapes

June 17, 2019, 1:06 p.m.

On this week’s newsdesk: dramatic changes to Arctic landscapes, turning shrimp shells into plastic and turning poo into houses!

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Breeding kakapos breaking records!

May 16, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

On this week’s newsdesk: Kakapos break breeding records, an unbreakable guitar, and a drone delivers transplant organs!

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