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Pizza Hut's hand-tossed pizza.
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Pizza Hut's hand-tossed pizza.

Web reads: Buy the bigger pizza!


NPR’s Planet Money discovers and charts this news you can use: “When you look at thousands of pizza prices from around the U.S., you see that you almost always get a much, much better deal when you buy a bigger pizza.” Here’s the counter-argument.

Some couples are using stop-action videos to document their pregnancies. The videos typically start when the pregnancy is barely detectable and end with the mother and father holding the baby. Some of the videos have ultrasound images embedded in them, showing how  the external changes in the woman connect to the growing pre-born baby. The first two videos feature women with growing bare tummies. The third one follows the same theme, but the mother wears different tops, creating a maternity fashion show.

As the federal government decides whether to give the go-ahead to a new kind of gene manipulation—mitochondrial gene replacement—Christians need to think through the ethics of this complicated procedure. One online debate  features experts discussing whether the current ban should continue or end. An article on the Catholic Medical Quarterly website offers reasons Christians should oppose the research. Not all opposition comes from pro-lifers. The Center for Genetics and Society, which looks at genetic research from a progressive perspective, has conveyed its concern in many mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times.

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Susan Olasky
Susan Olasky

Susan pens book reviews and other articles for WORLD as a senior writer and has authored eight historical novels for children. Susan and her husband Marvin live in Asheville, N.C. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.


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