Archive for November 9th, 2017:

‘Butterfly child’ given life-saving skin

Media captionHassan has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations. Hassan, who lives in Germany, has a genetic disease – junctional epidermolysis bullosa – that leaves his

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‘Butterfly child’ given life-saving skin

Media captionHassan has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations. Hassan, who lives in Germany, has a genetic disease – junctional epidermolysis bullosa – that leaves his

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‘Zombie’ star survived going supernova

Image copyright SPL Image caption Artwork: The “zombie” star kept erupting for nearly two years It’s the astronomical equivalent of a horror film adversary: a star that just wouldn’t stay dead. When most stars go supernova, they die in a single blast, but astronomers have found a star that survived not one, but five separate

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‘Zombie’ star survived going supernova

Image copyright SPL Image caption Artwork: The “zombie” star kept erupting for nearly two years It’s the astronomical equivalent of a horror film adversary: a star that just wouldn’t stay dead. When most stars go supernova, they die in a single blast, but astronomers have found a star that survived not one, but five separate

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Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station

Image copyright NCAS Image caption The station is temporary and will be taken down in December Live weather data is being recorded again at the top of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak, after a 113-year gap. Researchers have installed an automatic meteorological station that digitally collects information on temperatures, wind speeds and rainfall levels.

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Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station

Image copyright NCAS Image caption The station is temporary and will be taken down in December Live weather data is being recorded again at the top of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak, after a 113-year gap. Researchers have installed an automatic meteorological station that digitally collects information on temperatures, wind speeds and rainfall levels.

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