BBC Science Focus

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The temperatur­e UK summers could routinely reach by 2100, as estimated by the Met Office.


The duration of a lightning flash recorded in Argentina on 4 March 2019. It was recently confirmed as a new world record for the longest lightning flash by the World Meteorolog­ical Society.


The value of precious metals dumped annually, thanks to tiny amounts present in electronic waste, according to a new UN report.

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