- Newsmaker: Reaction to Bush Urging World Bank Shift to Direct Grants - President Bush has advocated that rich countries help poor ones by giving them money instead of loans, an idea he'll push this weekend at the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy. Thousands of protesters are expected. Amy Jawett, of the an anti-capitalist group Globalize Resistance, shares what they hope to accomplish.
- Reporter's Notebook: Australian Scientists Fertilize Eggs without Sperm - In Australia, scientists have found a way to fertilize eggs without male sperm. Thus far, the research has been tried only on mice, but is likely to be applied to humans soon. Dr. Orly Lacham-Kaplan, of the Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development, has more on a breakthrough that creates new human possibilities and new moral questions.
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