YouTube video shows how astronauts defy gravity to wash their hands

Ever wondered how astronauts wash their hands New video shows spaceman demonstrating the process Canadian spaceman Chris Hadfield reveals the secret – no-rinse soap By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:32 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:50 GMT, 4 February 2013 Their gravity defying existence has long been a source of wonder for mere earthlings. But have you ever wondered how astronauts manage to complete everyday, mundane tasks like washing their hands, completely weightless A new video released by the Canadian Space Agency has revealed the answer – no-rinse soap. Scroll down for video Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield beamed a video back from space to show a young caller how he washes his hands in the weightless atmosphere Shown on YouTube, he squirts the solution from a straw attached to a pouch and it gathers in a ball, heading towards the ceiling The astronaut will have to act quickly before the ball of handwash reaches the roof In a question-and-answer session beamed back from space, astronaut Chris Hadfield took a young caller through the process step-by-step

World gets a taste for the Great British Bake Off: Programme is commissioned in eleven countries including U.S. and Australia

World gets a taste for the Great British Bake Off: Programme is commissioned in eleven countries including U.S. and Australia By Laura Cox PUBLISHED: 00:53 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 Chewing over the challenges of ‘soggy bottoms’ and ‘crumb structure’, The Great British Bake Off was originally considered to be a niche TV show. But it soon became must-see viewing for much of the nation – and now the BBC2 hit is conquering the rest of the world as well

A 500 pony, 18,000 in cash and body armour worth 8,000: Incredible list of MoD thefts costing 270,000 in just SIX months

A 500 pony, 18,000 in cash and body armour worth 8,000: Incredible list of MoD thefts costing 270,000 in just SIX months Catalogue of equipment stolen from April to September includes a pony taken by a soldier – who has now left the forcesThieves made off with uniforms, helmets, flags, tools and silverwareMinistry of Defence hit by metal thefts with copper, lead and brass stolenBikes, boats and Land Rovers also targeted but MoD insists many items are recoveredLabour MP Madeleine Moon says MoD bosses need to check what leaves as well as what arrives at military basesDefence Police Federation warns officers are only called in 'when the trail has gone cold' | UPDATED: 16:10 GMT, 3 December 2012 A pony worth 500 was among 270,000 of Ministry of Defence equipment recorded stolen from April to September (file image) A pony worth 500 was among more than 270,000 worth of military property reported stolen in just six months, it emerged today. It is understood the horse was taken by a serving member of the armed forces, but has since been recovered. But as fresh details emerged about the incredible catalogue of military equipment, clothing, silverware, tools, medals and flags which have been stolen, the Ministry of Defence was accused of being too focused on arrivals on military bases and not on what leaves.