A group of scientists from the University of Kitakyushu in Japan has come up with an unusual solution to a messy problem. They've taken dirty diapers, and used them to replace some of the sand needed to build a house with concrete.
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Nobody likes to lose money. But if you happen to drop some cash by accident, Tokyo, Japan may be one of the best places to do it. Tokyo police report that last year, people turned in a record-breaking amount of lost money - roughly $29.6 million in cash.
NASA's Orion spacecraft splashed down safely on Sunday, successfully completing the space agency's Artemis I mission around the moon. In other moon news, a private Japanese company launched a lunar lander that will deliver a rover and a robot to the moon.
Three large storms hit different parts of the world this weekend. Hurricane Fiona has left the island of Puerto Rico without power. In Japan, Typhoon Nanmadol has forced millions from their homes. And Alaska faces widespread flooding after an unusual typhoon.
In today's news roundup, Mikhail Gorbachev, who broke down barriers between Russia and the US, has died, Japan has declared war on floppy disks, and a truck carrying tomatoes crashed on a California highway, causing a tomato sauce traffic jam.
In today's news roundup, an explosion at an illegal oil processing factory in Nigeria kills over 100 people, Beijing, China announces plans to test 22 million people for Covid-19, and scientists in Japan invent chopsticks that make food taste saltier.
In today's news roundup, Japan is hit by a strong earthquake, China locks down millions of people as its Covid-19 cases continue to rise, and the company that owns the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal last year has another ship run aground.
Wheelchair tennis champ Shingo Kunieda won the men's Australian Open once more on Thursday, beating Alfie Hewett of the United Kingdom. Diede de Groot won the women's wheelchair finals by defeating Aniek van Koot.
In today's news roundup, Greece and Turkey struggle to deal with an unusual snow storm, Ayesha Malik becomes the first woman to join Pakistan's Supreme Court, and a Japanese company is selling a very expensive flying motorcycle.
In today's news roundup, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being encouraged to step down for breaking UK Covid-19 rules, Georgia beats Alabama to win their first national football championship in 41 years, and Japan faces a french fry shortage.
In today's news roundup, Barbados elects its first president ever, a computer attack hits gas stations across Iran, and Japan's Princess Mako gives up being a princess to marry her college sweetheart.