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Nuclear reactor in Japan shut down over fears volcanic eruption could trigger Fukushima-style meltdown

A nuclear reactor in Japan has been shut down due to risks from nearby volcanoes. The reactor at Ikata nuclear plant was restarted last year but after being shut for maintenance will now not

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Bitcoin's mysterious creator could become world's first trillionaire

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 13:51 The mystery man known as Satoshi Nakamoto, who’s believed to be the inventor of bitcoin, could become the richest person on the planet, ahead of

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Cannabis could prevent mental decline in up to 50% of HIV sufferers, study finds

Marijuana reduces the inflammatory white blood cell count in HIV patients Up to 50% of patients are at risk of mental decline due to ongoing inflammation The drug makes sufferers have

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Your Christmas turkey could cost £10 more after 'inevitable' meat tax

One day soon meat will be considered ‘sinful’ similar to sugar, carbon and tobacco, and taxed to meet climate targets and health concerns, a policy paper has suggested. Governments

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Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon, Sugar and Tobacco to Help Curb Emissions

By Jessica Corbett “Driven by a global consensus around meat’s negative contributions to climate change and global health epidemics such as obesity, cancer and antibiotic

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The Tax Overhaul Could Cripple the US as a Leader in Science

The graduate education system in the United States is rightly considered the best in the world. But Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill that would undermine

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6000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries

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US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

Photo: Fredrik Sandberg, AP Image 1of/9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Michael Rosbash, laureate in Medicine 2017 delivers a speech, during the Nobel banquet in the City Hall, in Stockholm, Sunday,

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Bid leaders: US-Canada-Mexico 2026 could be most profitable World Cup ever

USA Today Sports Images December 10, 20174:42PM EST TORONTO – Biggest ever. Most diverse ever. Most profitable ever. And a groundbreaking display of international unity and

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