Archive for December 18th, 2016:

Babies made from three people approved in UK

Media captionHannah explains why she will benefit from the three-person baby procedure Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF –

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World’s hottest borehole nearly complete

Media captionRebecca Morelle reports from the drill site in Iceland Geologists say they are close to creating the hottest borehole in the world. They are drilling into the heart of a volcano in the south-west of Iceland. They have told the BBC that they should reach 5km down, where temperatures are expected to exceed 500C

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Earth’s driest desert once had lakes

Image copyright Other Image caption Scientists think that ancient lakes could have supported settlers from the north The driest desert on Earth may once have had lakes and wetlands, scientists report. They have found the remnants of freshwater plants and animals buried in the arid plains of Chile’s Atacama Desert. This watery period dates to

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