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It's a boy! First baby born with DNA from 3 parents

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In what experts are calling a “revolutionary” medical event, the first baby with DNA from three parents has been born. The little boy, now nearly six months old, was conceived using a controversial technique meant to help people who carry genes for fatal rare diseases. The procedure received widespread media attention when lawmakers in the U.K. …

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Uber researches vertical-takeoff planes for city rides

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An artist’s impression of military agency DARPA’s vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. DARPA Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s your Uber ride arriving to take you to work. Uber is researching how to offer customers short-haul flights on vertical-takeoff aircraft in the future, the ride-hailing company’s Product …

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Water plumes spotted above Jupiter's moon Europa

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The Hubble Space Telescope has again spotted what appear to be towering plumes of water vapor erupting from Jupiter’s moon Europa​, hinting that future spacecraft may be able to sample the hidden sea, a possible abode of life, without having to drill through miles of rock-hard ice, researchers said Monday. …

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Commentary: Why America's economic rebound has been so slow

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Commentary It’s no secret that America’s recovery from the Great Recession has been unusually slow. But what’s far less apparent are the reasons for the sluggish rebound.  Republicans claim President Obama’s economic plans, regulatory actions and new programs such as the Affordable Care Act are responsible. And they say electing Hillary Clinton would to …

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Perspective on the "new Cold War"

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More than 30 years ago, the Cold War was David Martin’s regular beat for CBS News. Now the correspondent returns to his old beat with a disturbing two-part 60 Minutes story on how a “new Cold War” has begun. Martin admits he hasn’t thought much about superpowers’ nuclear arsenals since …

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