Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Horizon: Halley VI is one of the most remote scientific research centres in the world Restricted operations at the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley station may have to continue for some time to come. The base, which ordinarily stays open year-round, is…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe shape of a Jebel Irhoud skull (L) is almost identical to ours (R) The idea that modern people evolved in a single “cradle of humanity” in East Africa some 200,000 years ago is no longer tenable, new research suggests.  Fossils of…

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🎶Hey, Chicago, what do you say? Can we stop talking about wanting to be the next Silicon Valley today?🎶 If you pay attention to the Chicago tech/media scene, you’ve probably been hearing for years that Chicago is poised to be the next Silicon Valley. The storyline continues in this recent…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Germany’s nuclear power plants Germany’s energy utilities look set to receive refunds of billions of euros after the government’s tax on their use of nuclear fuel rods was declared illegal by the country’s top court. Between 2011 and 2016, nuclear power operators made payments of…

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Image copyright CURTO DE LA TORRE Spanish bank Banco Popular has been rescued from the brink of collapse by larger rival Santander for one euro. Buying Banco Popular will cost Santander 7bn euros (£6.1bn) – around 2bn euros more than analysts had expected. Banco Popular was described by the European…

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In February 2013, Kim Saffran was on vacation in the Bavarian Alps, where the elevation reaches 6,726 feet. The morning of a family ski trip, she was lightheaded. Thinking she’d caught a stomach bug from her 3-year-old niece, she decided to stay back in the hotel. “I ended up passing out…

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