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2nd December 2022

Shocking decline in human sperm counts

A new study finds that human sperm counts fell by 62% in the last 50 years – possibly due to poor diets, combined with a toxic soup of "forever chemicals" in our air and water.

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27th November 2022

Photochemistry is confirmed on an exoplanet

For the first time, photochemistry is confirmed to be happening on a planet beyond our own Solar System. The James Webb Space Telescope has detected a range of signatures, including sulfur dioxide.

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26th November 2022

Australia's first rocket planned for 2023

A new rocket, called Eris, could become the first Australian-made spacecraft to reach orbit.

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21st November 2022

Star found to have solid surface

Astronomers using the IXPE space observatory report that a magnetar found 13,000 light-years away has a solid surface with no atmosphere.

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17th November 2022

Lab-grown meat approved by FDA for first time

After a rigorous evaluation, UPSIDE Foods has become the first company to gain regulatory approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a cellular agriculture product grown from animal cells.

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15th November 2022

Global population reaches 8 billion

Today is the most likely date for when the global population reached 8 billion, according to a UN estimate. The world is now on track to surpass 9 billion by 2037 and 10 billion by 2058.

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13th November 2022

Major housing development to be 3D-printed

Work has started on the first large-scale community of 3D-printed homes in the United States, with reservations to be available in 2023.

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11th November 2022

New antibiotic achieves success in clinical trial

QPX9003, a new antibiotic for Gram-negative bacteria, has achieved success in a Phase I clinical trial.

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10th November 2022

433-qubit quantum processor revealed

IBM has unveiled 'Osprey', the successor to its Eagle system, featuring the highest ever qubit count for a quantum processor.

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8th November 2022

Lab-grown blood cells transfused into people

The world's first clinical trial of laboratory grown red blood cells transfused into humans has begun in the UK.

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6th November 2022

Closest known black hole discovered

The discovery of Gaia BH1, a binary system containing what is likely the closest known black hole to Earth, is reported by astronomers in the U.S.

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4th November 2022

€3.5 billion 'green steel' project to go ahead

A Swedish company has secured funding to build the first large-scale hydrogen-based steel plant, which could remove 95% of CO2 emissions from the reduction process.

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29th October 2022

World's largest government grant for cellular agriculture

The Dutch government has confirmed that it will allocate €60 million to support an ecosystem around cellular agriculture.

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24th October 2022

New record data transmission speed

The first data transmission to exceed 1 petabit per second (Pbit/s) using only a single laser and a single optical chip has been demonstrated by European researchers.

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22nd October 2022

New simulation reveals Moon formed in hours

A new simulation by NASA shows that the Moon likely formed within a matter of hours, as opposed to earlier theories that propose a much longer period of months or years.

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11th October 2022

Chinese drone carries machine gun-armed robot dog

Kestrel Defence, a Chinese defence contractor, has released footage of a combined drone and robotic system that could be appearing on the battlefield in the near future.

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10th October 2022

Coffee drinking linked to longer lifespan

A new study finds that drinking two to three cups of ground, instant, or decaffeinated coffee each day is associated with a longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with avoiding coffee.

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4th October 2022

Largest combined wind/solar/battery plant opens in U.S.

The first large-scale project in North America to co-locate wind, solar, and battery storage has become operational in Oregon.

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2nd October 2022

Smart microrobots walk autonomously

Researchers have installed electronic "brains" on solar-powered robots that are just 100 to 250 micrometres in size, so the tiny machines can walk autonomously without being externally controlled.

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1st October 2022

New drug slows progression of Alzheimer's

A breakthrough in treating Alzheimer's disease is reported by pharmaceutical companies Eisai and Biogen, using a new drug called lecanemab, which is designed to remove beta-amyloid proteins from the brain.

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