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# world-first - Friday 23 August, 2019

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings from environmentalists
# Akademik Lomonosov
# Akademik Lomonosov

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings from environmentalists

Aug 23rd 2019, 3:54 PM 28,256 Views 38 Comments

Environmental groups have dubbed the project “Chernobyl on ice” and a “nuclear Titanic.”

# world-first - Thursday 26 July, 2018

New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims
# World First
# World First

New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims

Jul 26th 2018, 7:19 AM 8,277 Views 25 Comments

New Zealand has a track record of being progressive on women’s issues – in 1893 it became the first country to give women the right to vote.

# world-first - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat
# World First
# World First

Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat

Jul 25th 2017, 4:44 PM 24,304 Views 41 Comments

“It’s still not confirmed the virus came from the cat, but it’s possible that it’s the (world’s) first case,” a health ministry official said.

# world-first - Friday 9 December, 2016

Irish scientists mix silly putty with graphene to create ultra-sensitive health sensors
# G-putty
# G-putty

Irish scientists mix silly putty with graphene to create ultra-sensitive health sensors

Dec 9th 2016, 12:52 PM 13,211 Views 11 Comments

‘G-putty’ is said to be 100 times more receptive than a normal sensor and is able to detect the footsteps of small spiders.

# world-first - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Paralysed man can now use his hand thanks to pioneering software
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# World First

Paralysed man can now use his hand thanks to pioneering software

Apr 13th 2016, 6:46 PM 14,185 Views 7 Comments

Ian Burkhart was left with a broken neck after a swimming accident.

# world-first - Friday 6 November, 2015

"Miracle" as baby girl (1) cured of cancer with pioneering treatment
# World First
# World First

"Miracle" as baby girl (1) cured of cancer with pioneering treatment

Nov 6th 2015, 7:51 AM 20,730 Views 93 Comments

Layla Richards had leukaemia, but was cured thanks to treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

# world-first - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia
# World First
# World First

Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia

Oct 25th 2014, 4:54 PM 12,725 Views 10 Comments

So far three people have received hearts in this way.

# world-first - Monday 25 August, 2014

A 3D printed vertebra was used to fix a boy's spine
# World First
# World First

A 3D printed vertebra was used to fix a boy's spine

Aug 25th 2014, 5:18 PM 12,908 Views 31 Comments

The surgery took place in China and is the first of its kind.

# world-first - Saturday 11 May, 2013

In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide

May 11th 2013, 12:02 PM 6,111 Views 34 Comments

Efrain Rios Montt was convicted of genocide and war crimes in a ruling arising from massacres of indigenous people in the 1980s.

# world-first - Monday 26 July, 2010

Photos of the world's first full face transplant
# Science
From The Daily Edge
# Science

Photos of the world's first full face transplant

Jul 26th 2010, 7:46 PM 311 Views 0 Comments

Patient goes public for first time.