A fairly amusing article in the otherwise dull Telegraph about the town of Telford being destroyed...

posted 04 May 2001
A fairly amusing article in the otherwise dull Telegraph about the town of Telford being destroyed by an asteroid. It's a fairly serious article about the use of asteroids as tactical weapons, but since the test case was Telford, a pointless little town in middle England, the list of items that would be "tragically lost" if the town were destroyed is funny.

Ooh, controversial! A BBC story about genetically altered babies born in the United States. It's interesting. As part of a fertility treatment, the mitochondria of a healthy donor were used in addition to the egg and sperm of the parents to create the embryo; the children have the genes of three parents. Scientists are playing it down as pointless and unethical, but I'm not sure if infertile couples are going to see it that way.

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