Charlie Gard can be saved, says US professor called in by White House
The Telegraph, Robert Mendick, July 13, 2017
Charlie Gard: US doctor says he is willing to come to see sick baby in London
The Independent, Katie Forster, July 13, 2017
Smallest-ever star discovered by astronomers
Date: July 11, 2017
Source: University of Cambridge
Summary: The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers. With a size just a sliver larger than that of Saturn, the gravitational pull at its stellar surface is about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth.
Planet Nine hypothesis supported by new evidence
Date: July 12, 2017
Summary: Last year, the existence of an unknown planet in our Solar system was announced. However, this hypothesis was subsequently called into question as biases in the observational data were detected. Now astronomers have used a novel technique to analyze the orbits of the so-called extreme trans-Neptunian objects and, once again, they point out that there is something perturbing them: a planet located at a distance between 300 to 400 times the Earth-Sun separation.
Earth’s magnetic field ‘simpler than we thought’
Date: July 7, 2017
Source: Oregon State University
Summary: Scientists have identified patterns in the Earth’s magnetic field that evolve on the order of 1,000 years, providing new insight into how the field works and adding a measure of predictability to changes in the field not previously known.