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Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion

Researchers from California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they've figured out how to get their laser to squeeze hydrogen atoms together to make helium atoms, releasing energy in the process. It's an important step in the decades-long quest for fusion energy.

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Sid Caesar, Who Got Laughs Without Politics Or Putdowns, Dies At 91

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Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion

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Rosa Finnegan in her nursing home. "As nice as this place is," she says, "there's an undercurrent — it's sad, also. I get up now in the morning and I'll say to myself, 'What am I gonna do all day now?' " Caitrin Lynch for NPR hide caption

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At 102, Reflections On Race And The End Of Life

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Clive Hamilton's new book Earthmasters. Courtesy of Yale University Press hide caption

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Risky Tech Fixes For Climate Becoming Likelier, Critic Warns

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The Sayles family on their farm in Michigan. Julie and Rick Sayles met through the site FarmersOnly.com five years ago. Courtesy of Iryshe Photography hide caption

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Niche Online Dating Promises A Different Site For Every Preference

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Protesters in Brussels, Belgium, march on Feb. 2 against a proposed law that would allow terminally ill kids to choose euthanasia. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Belgian Proposal: Terminally Ill Kids Could Choose Euthanasia

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