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Energy discounts for millions of vulnerable Brits
Energy suppliers are under investigation over reports of customers forced to switch to higher-tariff prepayment meters. Meanwhile, National Grid says they will pay people who turn off their power for the evening. Scientists explain why ‘Avatar motion capture technology’ could track onset of disease. Plus, an end to period-related toxic shock syndrome? Hygiene kit could help cut the risk of infections and infertility from menstrual products, with founder Erin Reid. Also in this episode:
- World of Warcraft is going offline in China
- Patients taking antidepressants can become less sensitive to rewards
- UK & US Study: How beetroot juice helps you lift weights at the gym
- UK government to give two biggest steelmakers £600 million to ‘go green’
- West Country’s finest: four-year-old entering the high-IQ society Mensa
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Real Armageddon...asteroid crash pics drama
Stunning aftermath images reveal swirling clouds of blue dust caused by Nasa’s asteroid-knocking test. Dr Cyrielle Opitom, a comets specialist at the University of Edinburgh, discusses the challenges of tracking the rock called Dimorphos seven million miles away via mega-telescopes in Chile. United Nations warns of water crisis fuelled by H20 ‘vampires’. UK sending depleted uranium tank shells to Ukraine. Hormonal contraceptives link to ‘small increased risk of breast cancer’.Also in this episode: Google’s Bard ChatGPT rival launch - adults onlyAI biggest tech leap since PC, says Bill GatesThe Roman mosaic buried under a vape shopPrint your cheesecake and eat it...first DIY 3D treat
First female astronaut on the Moon?
US Navy Lieutenant Commander Kayla Barron, is part of a class of Nasa astronauts that could be selected to be the next humans to step on the Moon. She explains how the Artemis missions could be key to getting boots on Mars. Amazon is cutting 9,000 more jobs and a ‘worrisome’ fungus spreads across the US. Also in this episode:Fearsome ‘solar tornado’Bird flu linked to ‘hundreds of seal deaths’Sir David Attenborough’s tree honouring late QueenBeavers brought back to LondonDisney builds a real Star Wars lightsaberFind us on Twitter #TechScienceDaily
Undersea ‘Lost City’ link to alien world
Scientists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology examine links between what’s known as Earth’s “Lost City” of hydrothermal systems and oceans found on Jupiter’s moons. Antarctic scientist: I’ve seen icebergs melting. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘simulates nuclear counterattack’ drill. Also in this episode:Are aliens hiding in exoplanet ‘terminator zones’?Public emergency alerts being flashed to UK phonesBird flu: Vaccine firms human jabs latestWonky skull and big ears give night parrot edgeWorld’s largest Ferris wheel for Seoul