A robot that milks scorpions could aid cancer research

A scorpion-milking robot designed to extract and store venom could put an end to the tricky manual method traditionally used by scientists. Researchers at the Ben M'sik Hassan II University in Morocco claim their robot not only speeds up the extracti…

Arrium and Whyalla steelworks to be sold to British company Liberty House

Jay Weatherill says company has pledged to keep entire workforce intact in deal also praised by Scott Morrison

The sale of steelmaker Arrium to the London-based company Liberty House is a big win for Whyalla, the South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, says.

The group has signed a binding agreement to buy the entire operations including the Whyalla steelworks with the process expected to be finalised by August.

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