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FILE - An embryologist works on a petri dish at a London fertility clinic.

Audio 'Three-Person Babies' Debate Goes Beyond Science and Religion

Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy uses the genetic material from three people to create babies. The stated purpose of the therapy is to help mothers avoid passing genetic mutations to their babies. Some say MRT will lead to 'designer babies.' Others say it is dangerous, immoral or just wrong. More

Steam and smoke is seen over the coal burning power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. Coal power plants are among the biggest producer of CO2, that is supposed to be responsible for climate change.

Audio Capturing CO2 Is Costly and Difficult

Most scientists agree that increasing amounts of carbon-dioxide gas in the atmosphere is partly to blame for climate change. Climate change can have a big effect on weather conditions around the world. Scientists are looking for the best and least costly methods for capturing the gas. More

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Video Choosing to Be a Single Mother

U.S. officials say birth rates for unmarried women over age 40 have been rising in recent years. In fact, the rate in 2012 was almost 30 percent higher than just five years earlier. There are single mothers by choice. They are generally older, successful, well-educated, and financially secure. More

Audio Young Writer’s Plays Explore Race, Identity in America

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' latest play 'An Octoroon,' is showing at a theater in New York City. It is based on a 19th Century work by Dion Boucicault. It tells about a white man who falls in love with a woman who is part black. At the time, mixed race marriage was banned in southern US states. More

Audio Understanding the Misunderstood Teenage Brain

A common battle cry of teenagers to adults is, "You just don't understand me!" Well, they might be right. A brain scientist (neuroscientist) and mother to two teenagers says the teenage brain is quite different from the adult brain. She "debunks," or clears up three common myths about teenagers. More


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Video News Words: National Guard

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Video News Words: Symptoms

This word is often used when talking about disease or medical conditions. See and hear how it is used in a news story. And tell us what you think in a comment.
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Video News Words: Undocumented Workers

Have you hear these words in a news story? They are at the heart of the immigration debate in the country. See how it is used in a news story. And please tell us what you think in the comments section below.
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Video News Words: Expedite

This word is all about speeding things up. Listen to our hosts explain this word and how it is used in news about ebola. Do you have a question about a word in the news? Suggest a word or make a comment below.

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