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Full-body, genetically modified skin transplant saves life of boy with rare disease

After losing 80 percent of his skin to a devastating genetic disease, a seven-year-old boy underwent an experimental treatment replacing his …

Fire-breathing backflipper sets record - CNN Video

Guinness has released its list of 2018 world record holders, including the largest hula hoop spun and highest upward basketball shot.

Turner Broadcasting

The Indian dish you can’t find in India

The coastal city of Durban in South Africa is home to one of the largest Indian communities outside India. It’s also home to the unique curry called bunny chow.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the</b> …

Travel

Why Norway is teaching travellers to travel

Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most famous geological sites – and one of its most controversial.<p>We reached Trolltunga after seven hours, 13.5km and 1,000m of elevation gain. The fog rolled in as a line of 35 people waited to take their picture on the iconic cliff. Translating to ‘Troll’s Tongue’, …

European Travel

The people descended from Spartans

Long isolated from the rest of Greece, the Mani peninsula is home to a clannish community that claims warrior heritage.<p>The Mani peninsula’s jagged, rocky cliffs jut from the Peloponnese at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece, forcing the landscape to heave and billow like ocean waves. From the …

Ancient History

Why Romanians are obsessed with garlic

While many people eschew garlic in their food for fear of smelling of it, Romanians have a cult-like appreciation for the plant.<p>Transylvania’s winding, misty roads, castles and medieval fortresses set the stage for some of Europe’s darkest legends, the most famous of which is Count Dracula.<p>Despite …

European Travel

Lithuania’s miraculous hill of 100,000 crosses

The Hill of Crosses is steeped in legends of ghosts, miracles and heroic acts of defiance.<p>Around 11km outside the city of Siauliai in northern Lithuania, an old, earthen mound hunches under the weight of thousands of crosses. As the wind blows across the fields of rural Siauliai County, ornate …

History

'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

<b>A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations.</b><p>Hassan, who lives in Germany, has a genetic disease - junctional epidermolysis bullosa - that leaves his skin as fragile as a butterfly's wings.<p>A piece of his skin was taken, its …

Organisms

Rajasthan boy claims 10 wickets for no run in T20

JAIPUR: In an astonishing achievement, a 15-year-old left-arm medium pacer from Rajasthan picked up all 10 wickets without conceding a run in a …

Panther, leopard make tree a love nest

A black panther and a leopard mated four times on a tree in Antarasanthe Range of the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, near Mysuru in Karnataka, on Sunday …

Anti-aging breakthrough could extend healthspan by making old cells young again

Rather than just focusing on increasing lifespan, one field of anti-aging research is concerned with extending healthspan – the stretch of our life …