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

Tags: environment water water-pollution united-states michigan

'Hottest temperature on Earth' as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

A reading of 130F (54.4C) recorded in Death Valley could be the highest reliable recording ever.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 17, 2020 ~3 min

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Tahlequah: Killer whale who carried dead calf for days is pregnant

Tahlequah captured the world's attention when spotted carrying her dead calf for 17 days.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 28, 2020 ~3 min

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Genetic impact of colonial-era slave trade revealed in DNA study

The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 24, 2020 ~4 min

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UK and US say Russia fired a satellite weapon in space

The UK says the Russian satellite launched "a projectile with the characteristics of a weapon".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Mary Jackson: Nasa to name HQ after first black female engineer

Mary Jackson was among the African-American women whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 25, 2020 ~2 min

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