Oversized, hairy tarantulas may be unsightly and venomous, but surprisingly their hunter toxin may hold answers to better control of chronic pain.
Tarantula toxin attacks with molecular stinger
General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
GM to recall seven million vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags
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The two largest planets in the Solar System, Jupiter and Saturn, have fascinated astronomers for hundreds of years. But the two gas giants will do something next month not seen since the Middle Ages – they will look like a double planet.
Jupiter and Saturn are about to do something not seen for nearly 800 years
Australia has moved into the three most attractive countries in the world for renewables investment for the first time due to rapid solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment, research showed on Tuesday.
Australia moves into top three countries for renewable investment: Research
Governments across Europe are failing to protect their citizens from toxic air pollution, with most Europeans still breathing filthy air in their cities, according to data.
European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals
China hailed as a success its pre-dawn launch on Tuesday of a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the Moon in the first bid by any country to retrieve lunar surface samples since the 1970s.
China calls launch a success as robotic spacecraft heads to Moon
Greenhouse gas concentrations climbed to a new record in 2019 and rose again this year despite an expected drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said, warning against complacency.
Surge in greenhouse gases sustained despite COVID lockdowns: UN
Australian scientists pushed on Monday to list the platypus as a vulnerable species after a report showed the habitat of the semi-aquatic native mammal had shrunk more than a fifth in the last 30 years.
Drying habitat makes Australia's platypus vulnerable, scientists say
Nature has equipped Earth with several giant "sponges," or carbon sinks, that can help humans battle climate change. These natural sponges, as well as human-made ones, can sop up carbon, effectively removing it from the atmosphere.
Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change?
A short boat ride from the shores of Karachi, mangrove trees sprout along the quiet inlets of an uninhabited island that environmentalists say provides vital coastal protection to Pakistan's largest city.
Concrete jungle threatens mangroves on Pakistan island

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