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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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Storms lighting up southeast Queensland

13:48 EDT

A low pressure trough over southeast Queensland triggered widespread thunderstorms on Saturday and throughout the night, bringing some decent rainfall and lightning strikes.

North America correspondent Conor Duffy reflects on three years of reporting in the US

12:47 EDT

It's become customary for North America correspondents to end their postings with remarks on the tragedy of America's Second Amendment.

Warmth rolling in across Australia this week

12:33 EDT

Warmth will swing across southern and eastern Australia through this week, bringing hot days to several capital cities.