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Plutonium: The Scary Element That Saved the Crew of Apollo 13
Science & Tech  (tags: science, Plutonium, Apollo 13 )

Ray
- 4 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Plutonium may be the most feared and fearsome substance in the entire periodic table. It's best known as the main ingredient of atomic bombs like the infamous Fat Man, dropped on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945,
Obama Nominates Indian-American Richard Verma as Envoy to India
Offbeat  (tags: White House. President Obama, Richard Verma, Indian-American, India )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
US President Barack Obama has named Richard Verma as the next ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
Florida Man Kills His Daughter and Her Six Children
Offbeat  (tags: shooting, family, Florida, USA )

Ray
- 1 hour ago - bbc.co.uk
A grandfather shot dead his daughter and her six children before taking his own life at a home in Bell, Florida, police have said.
Cape Town Pro-Gay Mosque Opens in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: gay rightsculture, mosque, Muslim community, South Africa )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community.
Sigmund Freud: The Phrases You Use Without Realising It
Offbeat  (tags: language, words, phrases, Sigmund Freud )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
It's 75 years since the death of Sigmund Freud, and the words and phrases he popularised are deeply ingrained in popular culture and everyday language. How did Freudian jargon become so widespread?
Scottish Referendum: Scotland Votes 'No' to Independence
Offbeat  (tags: independence, Scottish referendum, Great Britain, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence.
Murder 'Comes Naturally' to Chimpanzees
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, animals, study, chimpanzees, border control )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A major study suggests that killing among chimpanzees results from normal competition, not human interference.
Weak Wells Not Fracking Caused US Gas Leaks Into Water
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, fracking, gas, water, USA )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.
The PoW Who Built a Multi-Million Dollar Business
Offbeat  (tags: Business, US servicemen, POW's, Abuse, Vietnam )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It tells the true story of the American prisoners of war (PoWs) captured by the North Vietnamese. For years the imprisoned US servicemen were mentally and physically tortured.
Soldiers of the Future Could Sprint in and Out of Battle Powered By Lightweight Jetpacks
Offbeat  (tags: Soldies., Military, Battle Dress, USA )

Ray
- 3 days ago - independent.co.uk
Even the most advanced jetpacks today can only fly for short periods of times, but the jetpacks of the future might be used for something a little more practical: running really fast.
 
 
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