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BBC – Culture – Spider-Man: Far From Home Criticism

After all the mass annihilation and cosmic resurrection in Avengers: Endgame, it's about time that the characters were on vacation in a Marvel blockbuster – and they get that in Spider-Man: Far From Home. It is also a holiday for the viewer. For a change, we need not worry about the fate of the universe. We are invited to go …

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BBC – Future – How plants recaptured the poisoned land of Chernobyl

Chernobyl has become synonymous with disaster. The 1986 nuclear disaster, recently reopened by the hugely popular eponymous television program, caused thousands of cancers, turned a once-populated area into a ghost town and resulted in an exclusion zone of 2,600 km² (1,000 square kilometers) miles Size. But Chernobyl's exclusion zone is not without life. Wolves, boars and bears have returned to …

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BBC – Future – How to renovate old oil super tankers

As you read this, around 10,420 giants are drifting across the oceans. Their huge metal body rumble despite rough weather and rough sea on. In their intestines, these beasts carry 3.8 billion barrels of crude oil, enough to fuel some 418,000 transatlantic flights and supply the world's cars 3 billion miles between them. Their sticky cargo is the raw material …

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BBC – Future – Apollo in 50 numbers: Food

170: Weight of astronaut-consumed breakfast steaks in grams Every NASA astronaut since Alan Shepard in 1961 has received a hearty breakfast before take-off. All pre-flight Apollo meals have been formulated specifically for diet, calories and, most importantly, what doctors call "low residue". In other words, low-fiber meals where astronauts do not have to rush to the bathroom after taking off. …

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BBC – Future – Apollo in 50 numbers: The Rocket

111: Height of the Saturn V rocket in meters On July 16, 1969, JoAnn Morgan drove into the parking lot at Pad 39a, Cape Canaveral, to monitor the refueling of the giant Saturn V rocket. Against the darkness of the ocean, the spaceship was bathed in the light of xenon arc lamps and enveloped in clouds of oxygen escaping from …

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BBC – Capital – Jobs where liars shine

I have a confession: I am lying. A lot of. I lie to interrupt or begin conversations to save the feelings of others or my own and to simplify social or professional life in a millionfold ways. To some extent, we know that the people we work with are lying to us. You can not always have a nice day, …

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BBC – Capital – The Big Problem with Short Snakes

If you are worth a lot of money to Banorte, one of the largest banks in Mexico, you will know as soon as you enter one of its 900 branches. After you use your credit card on arrival, staff will receive a message that you are in the building – and that you have priority. Follow the wizard that greets …

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BBC – Future – Apollo in 50 numbers: Medicine and Health

24: Number of decongestant tablets taken from the Apollo 7 crew. Apollo 7 was launched on October 11, 1968 and was the first manned test of the Apollo spacecraft in Earth orbit. After the death of the Apollo 1 crew in a fire, the command module was completely redesigned. Much rested on this mission. If Apollo 7 had failed, Neil …

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