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X-rays

The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that has a very short wave length. It has a wavelength longer than gamma rays, yet shorter than visible light. X-rays can penetrate various thicknesses of all solids, and when absorbed by a gas, can result in ionization.

Xenon

An inert gas that occurs at extremely low concentration in the atmosphere.

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Climate expert warns of Cairns 'catastrophe' if severe cyclone triggers tidal surge

09:11 EST

The Cairns CBD and other low-lying suburbs could be wiped out by a tidal surge caused by a direct hit from a severe tropical cyclone, a climate expert has warned.

News quiz: Will your strategies be criticised like the Trump-Biden presidential debate or will you race up the charts?

08:38 EST

Will your quiz skills be panned as much as the tactics in the first presidential debate or will you race up the charts like it's an Instagram record? Test yourself and find out.