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At least 59 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest US shooting

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RUNNING FOR COVER. People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

President Donald Trump denounces what he called ‘an act of pure evil’

LOS ANGELES, USA (Oct. 3, 2017) — Fifty-nine people are now known to have been killed in a mass shooting at an open air concert in Las Vegas while another 515 were wounded, police said Monday, October 2. Continue reading At least 59 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest US shooting

How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs

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‘A fabulous alien metropolis’: Crescent Dunes in Nevada. Photograph: SolarReserve

It looks like a set from a sci-fi epic, but this solar plant in the scorching Nevada desert has a far more practical purpose…

July 31, 2016 — High in the stark Nevada desert, a couple of hundred miles northwest of Las Vegas, is the shimmering circular mirage of Crescent Dunes. Ten thousand silvery glass panes, each measuring 115 square metres, surround a tall central tower, which Continue reading How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs