Archive for January 23rd, 2017:

Ice crack to put UK Antarctic base in shut-down

Image copyright BAS Image caption Aurora: Halley base has become a centre for the study of space weather The British Antarctic Survey is to pull all staff out of its space-age Halley base in March for safety reasons. The highly unusual move is necessary because the Brunt Ice Shelf on which the research station sits

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Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Gene Cernan was the commander of the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972 US astronaut Gene Cernan – the last man to walk on the Moon – has died aged 82. America’s space agency Nasa said it was “saddened by the loss” of the retired spaceman. Captain Cernan was

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IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

Image copyright SPL A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of “three-person IVF”. Doctors in Kiev used a method called pronuclear transfer in what is a world first. It is, however, not the first child born with DNA from three parents. The baby girl, born on

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