Didcot power station cooling towers demolished

Three remaining cooling towers at the disused Didcot A power station in Oxfordshire were demolished on Sunday morning. The station’s northern towers, which stood at 114.3 metres (375ft), were brought down using explosive charges. Minutes after the demolition, thousands of people in the area said they suffered a temporary loss of …

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'I took an internship at a monastery' – BBC News

In this fast-paced world, rife with distractions, there’s an opportunity for religious young people to “establish a lasting spiritual foundation” for their lives. An eight-week monastic internship is available to 18 to 25-year-olds at Quarr Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine Monastery on the Isle of Wight. Josh Caminiti, a 23-year-old from …

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Meet the YouTube astrophysicist – BBC News

Among the millions of channels on YouTube is “Dr Becky”, an astrophysicist who is trying to encourage others into STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). As a research fellow at the University of Oxford, Dr Becky Smethurst specialises in black holes, but outside the day job she posts videos …

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