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Ocean power: A green option failing to make waves

The tidal power plant on the Rance river in Brittany, France, stands as a reminder of the underexploited potential of energy generation from ocean tides, waves and warmth.


Haze closes Malaysia schools, sparks fears for Singapore F1

Malaysia closed more than 1,000 schools nationwide Wednesday and air quality worsened in Singapore days before the city's Formula One race, as toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires engulfed the region.


Anwar says he will become PM around next May

Anwar says he will take over as the country's eighth prime minister around May 2020 although he is not "too petty about the exact month."


Poor countries will need to increase carbon footprint to address hunger

Scientists report that achieving a nutritious diet with adequate calories in developing countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use.


Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show

According to new climate models, greenhouse gases are warming the Earth's surface more quickly than previously understood.


Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

A passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday leaving eight people injured, authorities said.


Indonesia arrests nearly 200 over raging forest fires

Indonesia has arrested nearly 200 people over vast forest fires ripping across the archipelago, police said Monday, as toxic haze sends air quality levels plummeting and sparks flight cancellations.


How fast is the universe expanding? The mystery endures

A new study has described a new method of gauging the universe's accelerating growth.


Skin-crawling discovery: 'body farm' scientists find corpses move

An Australian scientist has proved that human bodies move around significantly for more than a year after death, in findings that could have implications for detectives and pathologists around the world.


Water discovered for first time in atmosphere of habitable exoplanet

Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet with Earth-like temperatures that could support life as we know it, scientists revealed.


 

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