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/ Oct 6, 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations. While Niue's landmass is only 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), its remote location about ...

/ Sep 13, 2017

China sets up first quantum communications network

China has set up its first "commercial" quantum network in the northern province of Shandong, its latest step in advancing a technology expected to enable hack-proof communications. China says it is at the forefront of developing quantum technology. In August it sent its first "unbreakable" ...

Australia's winter was hottest on record

/ Sep 1, 2017

Australia's winter was hottest on record

Australia experienced its hottest winter on record this year amid a long-term warming trend largely attributed to climate change, the weather bureau said Friday. Maximum daytime temperatures were 1.9 degrees Celsius (3.4 Fahrenheit) above the long-term national average of 21.8 during the June-August season, the ...