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Watch a fireball light up the skies over Japan

November 30th, 2020

A piece of space debris fell to Earth over Japan on Sunday morning, lighting up the night sky with a brilliant flash. The fireball was only visible for a brief moment or two, but it caught the eye of many onlookers. The fireball, or bolide, was likely totally destroyed during its trip through Earth’s atmosphere. …

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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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Japan’s cargo ship is just chilling out on the ISS, looking awesome

June 9th, 2020

Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 is hanging out on the International Space Station, holding a bunch of discarded batteries and waiting for its eventual release and destruction. The cargo ships are designed to be destroyed after use, burning up in Earth’s atmosphere after leaving the ISS. HTV-9 arrived at the space station on May 20th, and …

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Cruise ship becomes coronavirus nightmare scenario

February 7th, 2020

As China’s coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the country and in the several locations where it has managed to break free from China’s borders, advice for people in danger of becoming infected has remained largely the same. Avoid areas where the virus is known to be spreading, and if you happen to be in …