Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

Bitcoin mining in Siberia

May 14, 2019

For centuries, Siberia has been known for its coal, iron, diamond, and gold mines, but its new industry is cryptocurrency mining. BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford reports.

Related:

“Bitcoin Miners Flock to New York’s Remote Corners, but Get Chilly Reception,” Patrick McGeehan, New York Times

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Flying Penguins

April 1, 2018

The discovery of flying penguins was revealed by the BBC on April 1, 2008. Terry Jones explains how they fly thousands of miles to the rainforests of South America to “spend the winter basking in the tropical sun.”

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BBC Sportscast Newsroom

April 1, 2018

Great moments in sports reporting: BBC “Grandstand featuring Desmond Lynam, April 1, 1989.

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Spaghetti Harvest in Ticino

April 1, 2018

BBC current affairs program Panorama, April 1, 1957.

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‘Guess My Country’

June 27, 2017

‘Guess my country,’ a video by Mai Noman for the BBC.

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Woman of the Year 2011

December 28, 2011

Woman of the Year

BBC News named its Women of the Year for 2011. The list: Gabrielle Giffords, Adele, Eman al-Obeidi, Sarah Burton, Nafissatou Diallo, Jelena Lecic, Princess Charlene, Pauline Pearce, Rebecca Leighton, the Duchess of Alba, Corporal Kelsey de Santis, and Sweetie the panda (aka Tian Tian).

As you might expect, the last choice endeared The Beeb to women in the UK and worldwide.

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