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  • The UK's proposal to make babies from 3 people: the science, the logistics and the controversy

    British lawmakers in the House of Commons voted Tuesday to legalize the creation of babies made from the DNA of three people. The bill now must go to the House of Lords before it becomes law. Here are some questions and answers about the proposed...
  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...
  • Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!

    Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!
    The white-capped minarets of Birmingham Central Mosque tower high in the air. Beneath one, a large sign is clearly visible to motorists and passersby: "READ AL-QUR'AN, THE FINAL TESTAMENT." The dome in the center of the building, above a prayer hall...
  • Britain moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people to avoid passing on fatal diseases

    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...
  • UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...
  • Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot

     Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot
    Ned Beauman is one of those rare novelists who can dream up intricate, incongruous plots, pepper them with historical facts, whip in biting British humor, and just like that — they become almost believable. Not quite 30, this British Bright...
  • Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures

     Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures
    In travel there are many adventure trips and soft adventures. For some, that's not enough, which brings us to Secret Compass. This is a company founded by former members of the British Army whose aim is to lead expeditions to some of the most remote and...
  • Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?

    Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?
    As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a member of the British Parliament is urging his country to debate whether "Mein Kampf," Adolf Hitler's political manifesto, should be banned. The Guardian reports that Parliament member...
  • Church of England consecrates Libby Lane as its first female bishop

    Church of England consecrates Libby Lane as its first female bishop
    The Church of England took a historic leap toward modernity Monday by consecrating its first female bishop. The Rev. Libby Lane was ordained the bishop of Stockport during a packed ceremony that ended centuries of male-only leadership. More than 1,000...
  • Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    The former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have survived a previous poisoning attempt before a lethal dose of polonium was slipped into his tea at a London hotel, a long-awaited judicial inquiry into his death was told Tuesday. The former KGB...
  • HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film

    HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film
    Seventy years ago, British, Soviet and American forces were unprepared for the atrocities they encountered when they liberated the Nazi concentration camps. Combat and newsreel cameramen recorded these harrowing discoveries at camps that included Bergen-...