For the past three winters, starving California sea lion pups have been beaching themselves along the California coast. This year, the die-offs have occurred earlier and in higher numbers, increasing concerns about the impacts of rising ocean temperatures and a depleted fish population. We'll discuss the scope of the problem and the rescue efforts underway.
After a parliamentary vote earlier this week, the United Kingdom is set to become the first country to legalize making a baby with DNA from three parents. The controversial procedure, which prevents mothers from passing on genetic diseases to their children, involves replacing faulty DNA in a mother's eggs with healthy DNA from a third person. Critics say the procedure raises many ethical questions. But British Prime Minister David Cameron said, "We're not playing God here, we're just making sure that two parents who want a healthy baby can have one." We'll discuss the technology and explore whether the U.S. and other countries may follow Britain's lead.
If you want to know which NBA team is going to perform the best, watch for the high-fives and chest bumps. In his newest book "Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind," David J. Linden explains how touch relates to success in teams, relationships and can even result in healthier outcomes at the doctor's office. Linden argues that touch is the most underrated of all the senses and vital for human development.