Archive for January 6th, 2018:

Florida iguanas falling from trees

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Braer: The huge oil spill that Shetland survived

Image copyright STR Image caption The Liberian-registered oil tanker Braer hit rocks on the Shetland Isles Twenty five years ago the Braer oil tanker ran aground off the Shetland Isles in hurricane-force winds, spilling almost 85,000 tonnes of crude oil. The captain and crew of the vessel were airlifted to safety by helicopter after its

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John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Young made his first space flight with Gemini 3 in 1965 US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. “Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer,” agency chief Robert Lightfoot said

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