Archive for January 13th, 2018:

US offshore drilling: Florida wins exemption from Trump plan

Image copyright EPA Image caption The plan has been junked in Florida over concerns about how it will affect the state’s delicate environment – and hence its huge tourism industry The administration of US President Donald Trump has exempted the state of Florida from controversial plans for offshore drilling for oil and gas. The reversal

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Japanese astronaut sorry for 9cm ISS growth mistake

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Astronaut Norishige Kanai (L) left Earth for the ISS last month on a six-month mission A Japanese astronaut has apologised for wrongly stating he has grown 9cm (3.5in) since arriving at the International Space Station (ISS) just over three weeks ago. Norishige Kanai said in fact he grew by 2cm,

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Female engineers set for success

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK needs to produce thousands more engineers Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK are female – the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women’s Engineering Society. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus lead with nearly 30%. Here, two pioneering female engineers at Oxford University explain what

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