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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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BBC – Future – Apollo in 50 numbers: The Workers

400,000: Total Apollo Workforce Neil Armstrong was one of NASA's most successful pilots. As he descended to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, the success or failure of the first moon landing depended on the abilities, reactions, and expertise of that one man. With a boulder field in front of him, alarms sounded and the fuel was running low, …

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BBC – Future – The poisons released by the melting of the Arctic ice

In 2012 Sue Natali arrived for the first time in Duvanny Yar, Siberia. A postdoctoral fellow who studied the effects of the thawing of permafrost due to climate change had seen photographs of this place many times. The rapid thawing of Duvanny Yar had caused a massive burglary – a "mega burglary" – like a huge dump in the middle …

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BBC – Capital – Garages – the new affordable houses?

Would you ever settle in another garage? Or do you let a stranger move in with you? More and more people are asking, "Why not?" Consider how difficult it is for people to afford housing in large cities. Rents have risen from Berlin via Singapore to Stockholm. And forget about the purchase: Studies from last year have shown that, for …

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BBC – Capital – Parental Leave: Comparison of Rich Countries

Which nations offer the best maternity and paternity leave supplements? A new Unicef ​​report has examined family-related policies and reception rates in the richest countries in the world. The study examines the amount of full parental leave and the provision of childcare services. The Nordic countries surprisingly rank first in all categories. In Norway and Sweden, almost all fathers take …

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BBC – Future – The science of why some of us are shy

This article is from Why on I shy an episode of CrowdScience, which was produced by Datshiane Navanayagam and by Cathy Edwards. To hear more episodes of CrowdScience from BBC World Service, please click here. Is the idea of ​​meeting at a party creeping over your back with cold fearful fingers? Or the idea of ​​holding a presentation in front …

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BBC – Capital – The strange origins of the dollar symbol

The dollar sign is one of the most powerful symbols in the world and stands for far more than the US currency. It is an abbreviation for the American dream and all its associated consumerism and its associated marketing, which at one time means sunny longing and sparkling greed and rampant capitalism. It was borrowed from pop culture (think of …

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