Archive for June 17th, 2016

Tim Peake: A look at Sokol spacesuit used for re-entry

Friday, June 17th, 2016:

As British astronaut Tim Peake ends his mission, BBC News takes a look at the spacesuit used for launch and re-entry. The Sokol suit is not as robust as the ones used for spacewalks – but it will keep its wearer alive in emergencies, such as the Soyuz capsule depressurising. Here, Science Learning Manager Olympia Brown from the Royal Institution dons a Sokol suit to show off its features – and explains it is rather hot and smelly! Read the full article from the author… Read More →

'Cringe pop' creator

Friday, June 17th, 2016:

Image copyright Jacintha Morris The song was intended to inspire women. It was supposed to highlight discrimination and misogyny and promote empowerment. But something didn’t go quite right. Jacintha Morris, a 52-year-old civil servant from Kerala in southern India, has been being called ‘India’s answer to Taher Shah’ (the singer behind the viral song Angel). Her song ‘Is Suzainn the Sinner’ (scroll down the page to see it) has been viewed online more than 100,000 times (although Morris has deleted her original upload, it has been cloned by several other people). Some social media commentators have dubbed Morris and Shah […] Read More →

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