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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

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Business Amazon has announced it is bringing its retail service to Australia. The country is both a new market for the company, and its fourth marketplace in the Asia-Pacific region

Amazon actualises Australian ambitions

Amazon has announced it is bringing its retail service to Australia. The country is both a new market for the company, and its fourth marketplace in the Asia-Pacific region

Business Mastercard will roll out payment cards with fingerprint scanners in South Africa, with trials also planned for Asia Pacific and Europe

Mastercard unveils biometric payment card

Mastercard will roll out payment cards with fingerprint scanners in South Africa, with trials also planned for Asia Pacific and Europe

Featured The global ‘dumbphone’ market is forecast to grow 5,000 percent this year, with new devices and rock-bottom prices offering a stepping stone between older models and smartphones

India’s march to mobile is about to get dumb

The global ‘dumbphone’ market is forecast to grow 5,000 percent this year, with new devices and rock-bottom prices offering a stepping stone between older models and smartphones

Featured Baidu has announced the launch of its new Apollo platform to develop self-driving technology in collaboration with other firms

Baidu launches Apollo self-driving platform

Baidu has announced the launch of its new Apollo platform to develop self-driving technology in collaboration with other firms

Business Using figures from the WEF’s The Future of Manufacturing report, we look at the key ways in which the sector will change in the coming years

The future of manufacturing in five points

Using figures from the WEF’s The Future of Manufacturing report, we look at the key ways in which the sector will change in the coming years

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Energy Bank of America has warned that crude oil prices could drop to $50 per barrel as a result of OPEC’s decision not to reduce production

Bank of America issues oil price warning

Bank of America has warned that crude oil prices could drop to $50 per barrel as a result of OPEC’s decision not to reduce production

Business Tax inversion carried out by US companies will cost the government double the amount in 2014 in lost tax revenue

Inversions will cost the US taxpayer $2.2bn in 2015

Tax inversion carried out by US companies will cost the government double the amount in 2014 in lost tax revenue

Business OECD studies show that widening income inequality has had a measurable impact on economic growth in the past two decades

OECD report: wealth gap is damaging economic growth

OECD studies show that widening income inequality has had a measurable impact on economic growth in the past two decades

Featured The San Francisco-based taxi booking service is six times bigger today than it was 12 months ago

Uber valuation hits $40bn

The San Francisco-based taxi booking service is six times bigger today than it was 12 months ago

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Business The introduction of Steam’s new video streaming platform for gamers could pose a challenge to market leader Twitch

Steam challenges Twitch with new video streaming service

The introduction of Steam’s new video streaming platform for gamers could pose a challenge to market leader Twitch

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Featured Video footage of the late CEO was shown in court as Apple defends claims it unfairly cordoned the digital music market

Steve Jobs defends Apple at billion dollar antitrust lawsuit

Video footage of the late CEO was shown in court as Apple defends claims it unfairly cordoned the digital music market

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Featured The US electronics retailer has made a loss for 10 consecutive quarters and its stocks have fallen below $1

RadioShack on brink of bankruptcy

The US electronics retailer has made a loss for 10 consecutive quarters and its stocks have fallen below $1

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