Archive for January 15th, 2018:

‘Floating on air’ after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Watch surgeons in the operating theatre as they remove a tumour weighing 19.5kg (three stone) from Jasmine’s body. The operation was carried out at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Viewers in the UK can watch Jasmine’s story in full on Surgeons: At the Edge of Life at 21:00 on Monday 15 January on BBC Two, or

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Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Media captionFootage said to be filmed on Sunday 14 January showed huge plumes of smoke Chinese ships are racing to clean up a giant oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank in the East China Sea. The 120 sq km (46 sq mile) oil slick is thought to be made up of heavy fuel that

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Black Death ‘spread by humans not rats’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The bite of rat-borne fleas infected with the bubonic plague has been blamed for disease transmission during the medieval pandemic Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study. The rodents and their fleas were thought to have spread

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