Battery-powered future: An American company is making plans to sell batteries charged with energy from the sun which will be able to provide enough power for a whole house or company and change the way the world uses energy.
The US electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has announced plans to sell battery technology capable of powering individual homes and businesses.
The batteries use energy drawn from solar panels.
Tesla’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, said they’ll allow homeowners to go off the electric grid and will change the way the world uses energy.
having the ability to (do something)
that comes from
the network that delivers electricity from suppliers to users
Egypt’s animal mummy ‘scandal’ revealed: Scientists have discovered that some animal mummies from ancient Egypt are just cloth with no remains of the animal inside.
British scientists studying animal mummies from ancient Egypt have discovered that many of them are little more than bundles of cloth.
Mummified animals were used as religious offerings and researchers believe Egyptian mummy makers may have struggled to keep up with demand.
dead bodies that are treated with special substances and wrapped in cloth to prevent them going bad
little more than
things people give as a gift to their god
South East Asia migrants’ crisis: Many migrants are heading for Indonesia but fishermen there say they have been told not to help them if they get into trouble.
There are reports of more boats filled with migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh heading towards Indonesia.
Jakarta’s warned that it’s running out of resources to care for the large numbers who have already arrived in recent days.
Fishermen in the Indonesian port of Langsa have told the BBC that they’ve been warned by officials not to rescue migrants even if they’re drowning.
people who travel from one country to another to find work or safety
(here) money, equipment and people
dying because they are underwater and can’t breathe
Pregnant women warned on taking paracetamol: Scientists have warned that boys born by women who took paracetamol during pregnancy may have problems reproducing later in their life.
Scientists in Britain say the study of the effects of paracetamol in mice suggest that women who use the painkiller extensively during pregnancy might damage the reproductive health of their unborn sons.
The scientists used mice implanted with human foetal tissue to mimic pregnancy.
Those given paracetamol for seven days had much lower levels of testosterone.
the effects of
the result of doing something
ability to create babies successfully
had something put into it
copy the conditions or characteristics of
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