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Rare birds spared from cull in Essex
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Rare birds spared from cull in Essex

Claire and Jay’s sun conure parakeet was one of 43 birds that returned negative tests The owners of a private collection of rare birds have breathed “a sigh of relief” after further tests for avian flu came back negative. Government officials had already culled 206 birds from the flock in Maldon, Essex, because of an...

Woman, 23, dies ‘suddenly’ while undergoing IVF after suffering rare complication which led to her lungs shutting down
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Woman, 23, dies ‘suddenly’ while undergoing IVF after suffering rare complication which led to her lungs shutting down

A YOUNG mum undergoing IVF treatment died “suddenly” because of an extremely rare complication, experts have revealed. The 23-year-old from Delhi, India, had been healthy when she went to hospital for the egg-collecting procedure. 1 The IVF process involves removing an egg from a woman’s ovaries and fertilising them using sperm in a laboratoryCredit: Getty...

US sued over lack of protection plan for rare grouse
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US sued over lack of protection plan for rare grouse

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An environmental group is suing U.S. wildlife managers, saying they have failed to protect a rare grouse found in parts of the Midwest that include one of the country’s most prolific areas for oil and gas development. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Center for Biological Diversity says the U.S. Fish and...

Drizly CEO hit with rare FTC order that cites him as an individual
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Drizly CEO hit with rare FTC order that cites him as an individual

Comment on this story Comment The Federal Trade Commission plans to take the rare step of bringing individual sanctions against the CEO of alcohol delivery company Drizly for data privacy abuses, following allegations that the company’s security failures under his watch exposed the personal information of about 2.5 million customers. The proposed order will follow...

New approach to ‘cosmic magnet’ manufacturing could reduce reliance on rare earths in low-carbon technologies
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New approach to ‘cosmic magnet’ manufacturing could reduce reliance on rare earths in low-carbon technologies

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers have discovered a potential new method for making the high-performance magnets used in wind turbines and electric cars without the need for rare earth elements, which are almost exclusively sourced in China. A team from the University of Cambridge, working with colleagues from Austria, found a new way to make...