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Craig Venter Will Teleport Your DNA

In 2007 J. Craig Venter and his team sequenced an entire human genome—Venter's own—making scientific history. Three years later his team became the first to successfully create "synthetic life," and won a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Leadership Award. In his newest book, Life at the Speed of …

Genetics

What does the Earth look like from space?

How can a desert turn blue? And how can Penguins be spotted from thousands of miles away? As a new book reveals, satellites can change the way we see the world<p>"The view was magnificent. But I did not see the Great Wall of China," said Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, adopting a nearly regretful …

Done deal: Obama signs debt bill into law

<b>By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News</b><p>After weeks of stalemate that shuttered the government for 16 days and brought the nation within hours of a key deadline to renew its borrowing authority, the standoff is finally over.<p>President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to re-open the …