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Batteries made with sulfur could be cheaper, greener and hold more energy

Lithium-ion batteries have changed the world. Without the ability to store meaningful amounts of energy in a rechargeable, portable format we would have no smartphones or other personal electronic devices. The pioneers of the technology were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for chemistry. By Mahdokht Shaibani But as society moves […]

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Bushfires driving tourist holiday cancellations across NSW

Tourism authorities have urged holidaymakers to think twice before cancelling Christmas and summer getaway plans due to extensive bushfires across New South Wales. By Claire Wheaton and Adriane Reardon Key points: More than 1 million hectares have burnt across NSW this bushfire season, many in popular holiday destinations South coast […]

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Imported foods ‘fraught with danger’ for allergy sufferers study finds

Hidden ingredients in imported foods are putting allergy sufferers at risk, new research has shown. By Isabelle Lane Potentially deadly allergens were found lurking in nearly one in two of the imported food products tested by researchers from James Cook University (JCU), a study published in the Food Additives & Contaminants […]