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June 3, 2014

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‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

Scientists have just discovered the “Godzilla of Earths” — a new type of huge and rocky alien world about 560 light-years from Earth. Dubbed a “mega-Earth,” the exoplanet Kepler-10c weighs 17 times as much as Earth and it circles a sun-like star in the constellation Draco. The mega-Earth is rocky and also bigger than “super-Earths,” which are a class of planets that are slightly bigger than Earth. — Fox News

‘Three-parent babies’ could be born in Britain next year

The first three-parent babies could be born by 2015 after the government set out new draft regulations which will allow donor DNA from a “second mother” to be implanted into a defective egg. The procedure, which was developed by British scientists, is currently banned, but ministers want to change the law to prevent children from suffering debilitating conditions like muscular dystrophy. — The Telegraph

Sony to stop selling PlayStation Portable

Sony Corp. is pulling the plug on its handheld PlayStation Portable video game machine after 10 years. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company has been pushing the successor machine, PlayStation Vita. Tokyo-based Sony said Tuesday that PSP shipments ended in North America in January, will end in Japan this month and later this year in Europe. — Yahoo! News

Panera to give all food additives the heave-ho

Panera is about to announce a radical plan for all artificial additives in the food it sells: junk ‘em. Amid growing consumer concern about the ingredients in foods purchased in restaurants and grocery stores, one of the nation’s most successful fast-casual dining chains on Tuesday will announce plans to dump all artificial additives from its food menu by the end of 2016. That means no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives in any of the hundreds of food items it sells. — USA Today

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