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Tokyo has transparent public toilets, and they’re awesome

August 17th, 2020

A new public toilet restoration project in Tokyo has resulted in transparent restrooms that magically block people’s view once the door is locked. The project was started because people dislike the current public restrooms and believe them to be too dark and dirty. The transparent restrooms also function as bright lanterns at night. Public toilets …

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Astronomers spot 139 new ‘minor planets’ in our own solar system

March 14th, 2020

Astronomers spotted 139 new objects in our solar system in orbit beyond Neptune.  Many of these new trans-Neptunian objects reside in the same area of our system that Pluto does, but some are much further away from the Sun.  The new discoveries make up 10 percent of confirmed trans-Neptunian objects on record.  Visit BGR’s homepage …

chicken recall

If you have this chicken at home, definitely don’t eat it

May 26th, 2021

An alert regarding a massive recall of frozen chicken products has just been issued by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The recall is due to possible contamination from a nasty bacteria that can cause severe and even life-threatening symptoms in some individuals. However, unlike many such recalls, this alert doesn’t …

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SpaceX’s satellite horde is a nightmare for astronomers

November 19th, 2019

SpaceX has done a lot to help scientists over the years. It’s a business, first and foremost, but by lowering the bar for satellite launches it has facilitated research that might not otherwise have been possible. Unfortunately, the company’s Starlink project is doing the exact opposite by hindering the ability of astronomers to observe the …