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Struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal to work again

Struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal to work again

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device A doctor who was struck off over the death of a six-year-old boy has won her appeal to practise medicine again. Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 over the death of Jack Adcock, who died of sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011. She was struck off in January 2018. Speaking after the appeal, the doctor said she was "pleased with the outcome" but wanted to "pay tribute and remember Jack Adcock, a wonderful little boy".Jack's mother, Nicola Adcock, said she was "disgusted" and "devastated" by the judgement and that it made a "mockery of the justice system".'Sorry'Dr Bawa-Garba told BBC's Panorama: "I want to let the parents know that I'm sorry for my ro...
Bluebird jet boat floats again, 51 years after fatal crash

Bluebird jet boat floats again, 51 years after fatal crash

Technology
The famed jet boat Bluebird returned to the water Saturday for the first time since a 1967 crash that killed pilot Donald Campbell during a world speed-record attempt. Watched by well-wishers including Campbell's daughter Gina Campbell, the sleek blue hydroplane was lowered into Loch Fad on Scotland's Isle of Bute, where it will undergo low-speed tests. Campbell had already set eight land and water speed records when he attempted to break his own 276.3 mph (445 kph) water-speed record on Jan. 4, 1967 on Coniston Water in northwest England's Lake District. The jet-powered Bluebird roared past 300 mph (482 kph) before it vaulted into the air, flipped and crashed into the lake, breaking in two and killing the 45-year-old Campbell. It was 34 years before divers managed to raise the Bluebird'...
Yes! We have no bananas: Why the song may come true again

Yes! We have no bananas: Why the song may come true again

Science
A wild banana that may hold the key to protecting the world's edible banana crop has been put on the extinction list.It is found only in Madagascar, where there are just five mature trees left in the wild.Scientists say the plant needs to be conserved, as it may hold the secret to keeping bananas safe for the future.Most bananas consumed around the world are of a type known as the Cavendish, which is vulnerable to a plant pest.The race is on to develop new banana varieties that are both tasty to eat and resilient enough to survive attack from Panama disease.The Madagascan banana has evolved in isolation on an island cut off from the mainland, and may have special properties. ...
NASA engineers teach Mars rover Curiosity to drill again

NASA engineers teach Mars rover Curiosity to drill again

Science
May 18 (UPI) -- Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are preparing to add percussion to an improvised drill technique already being used by the Curiosity rover on Mars. Curiosity and its drill haven't had a full range of motion since 2016 when one of the drill's motors short circuited. Over the last year, engineers have developed a workaround drilling technique called Feed Extended Drilling, or FED, which uses the rover's robotic arm to direct and push the drill into the ground as the drill bit spins. In February, Curiosity used the FED technique to once again drill into the Martian surface. The effort failed to yield a rock sample, but it was still a partial success, producing data that allowed scientists to fine-tune the method back in the lab. Now, engineers are preparing to ...
'Curse of Strictly' strikes again: Johnny Vegas and wife Maia Dunphy SPLIT

'Curse of Strictly' strikes again: Johnny Vegas and wife Maia Dunphy SPLIT

Entertainment
The TV comic, 46, and Maia Dunphy went public about their separation yesterday.The couple said they were making the announcement “with a heavy heart”.TV producer Maia, 41, recently took part in Dancing With The Stars, the Irish version of Strictly Come Dancing.The pair, who tied the knot in April 2011, have been living apart with Irish Maia spending a lot of her time in Dublin while Johnny remained at the family home in London.The couple’s statement yesterday read: “It is with a heavy heart that we want to let you know that we separated.“We are telling people now because speculation is unhelpful at best, and dangerous at worst. GETTY SPLIT: Johnny Vegas and Maia Dunphy went public abo...