Solar panels on the ISS
Tim Peake has been a busy boy since he arrived on the International Space Station, but he took a moment to watch the sunrise strike the station's solar panels on New Years Eve.
Two Robots Cook Noodles In Shanghai
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If you gathered the finest minds in the world of robotics together, what do you think they would create first? Noodle-making robots of course! Well we do all need to eat…
Stormy Weather Batters Britain
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Britons were battered over the Christmas period with not a snowflake to be seen. To make matters worse, not only was it the wettest December on record, but it was also the wettest month since records began - what a wash out! If you're still stuck at home avoiding the rain, you could always relive the most bizarre weather related event on Twitter over the last few days, #DrummonPuddleWatch.
SpaceX successfully lands its first reusable rocket
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After two previous attempts, Elon Musk's SpaceX programme was finally able to launch and land its Falcon 9 rocket. Third time lucky, eh…
Happy birthday to 'Ooo'
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We all love a tasty slice of cake on our birthday (or any other time truth be told), so why should orangutans be any different. Here, 11-year-old Tsunami is enjoying a birthday treat. Wonder if she knows any present giving animals?
NuSTAR's View of Galaxy 1068
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Galaxy NGC 1068 is closely studied by astronomers, being a relatively close 47 million light-years away. We're just studying it because it looks pretty.
Happy New Year!
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Ok, we're a bit late for the show (we're sure there were plenty of ooohs and aaaaaahs), but how do computer-controlled fireworks work?
Zinnia Flowers Starting to Grow on the ISS
Flowers in themselves are very pretty to look at but not exactly thrilling, unless of course they were grown on the International Space Station. These space plants appear to be bigger than their terrestrial counterparts, which is handy if you ever need to eat lunch on a space station. Nom nom nom...
At first glance this looks like a picture of thousands of flamingoes as they go for a dip in the water. Alas, they aren't flamingoes, just Dutch revellers in hats celebrating the annual Nieuwjaarsduik. That means New Years dive, which seems obvious when you look at it.
New High-Resolution Earthrise Image
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Remember NASA's iconic Earthrise image, taken by the crew of the Apollo 8 mission? If not, you'll probably spot it here amongst some other marvellous photos taken by astronauts, check out this stunning hi-res update that was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Harbin Ice Festival
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Castles built on sand sounds like a bad idea, but what about on ice? Well that's not so bad if they too are built of ice, but don't expect them to survive the summer. Fortunately for this man walking across the frozen Soghua River in China, he has plenty of time to reach the Harbin Ice Festival, where sculptors show of their incredible icy creations.
American white pelicans
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There are plenty of American white pelicans migrating to the balmy waters of Lake Chapala in Mexico from the US, but I'm not there, and neither are there any giraffes, so I don't know what all the fuss is about.
The Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival
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It may not look like your average race track, but at the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival in the UAE people race cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses. We prefer drone racing ourselves, which you can read all about in the January 2015 issue of BBC Focus Magazine.
North Korea Hydrogen Bomb tested
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North Korea confirmed it has conducted a H-bomb test after South Korea's Metrological Administration detected an 'artificial earthquake' near North Korea's main nuclear testing site on 6 January 2015. Let's hope they don't drop it in a volcano...
Robot-Era at nursing residence
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How do you provide company for those elderly citizens who are alone over the Christmas period? The solution according to Robot-Era, the world's largest service robotics experiment, is to provide one of their nursing robots, able to care for 20 elderly guests at a time. It looks like this robot certainly has a fan (but don't forget to pay your own grandma a visit when you get the chance).