Florida manatee with 'Trump' etched on back prompts investigation

An investigation is launched after the marine mammal was found with the president's name on its body.

Jan. 12, 2021 ~2 min

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Chuck Yeager: First pilot to fly supersonic dies aged 97

The US pilot broke the sound barrier in 1947, helping to pave the way for America's space programme.

Dec. 8, 2020 ~2 min

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Plastics an 'unfolding disaster' for US marine life

For the first time, advocates have tracked how animals in US waters are harmed by plastic pollution.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~3 min

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Fact-checking the US and China on climate and environment

We fact-check US and Chinese claims about CO2 emissions, plastic waste and illegal timber.

Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades

A collection of items belonging to the Bletchley Park code-breaker were stolen from Dorset in 1984.

Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose

The Asian giant hornets can wipe out a colony of honeybees in hours.

Oct. 25, 2020 ~2 min

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Nasa Wallops launch: Astronauts to test new $23m toilet at space station

Astronauts will test the female-friendly toilet before its probable use in a future lunar mission.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

The 54-year-old construction worker ate a bag-and-a-half of black liquorice every day, doctors say.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~2 min

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China claims 'important breakthrough' in space mission shrouded in mystery

Very little is known about the Chinese vehicle that has been compared to the US's X-37 space plane.

By Pratik Jakhar • bbcnews
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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Flint water crisis: Michigan 'agrees to pay $600m'

The crisis left at least 12 dead and exposed tens of thousands of children to lead poisoning.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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