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As Trump administration pushes for new space exploration, critics question its costs

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The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is being commemorated extensively, including at the White House, where President Trump recognized the crew’s two surviving members. Their conversation included discussion of a new push to travel to the far side of the moon and beyond. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at NASA’s ambitious agenda and how private companies might achieve it first.
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SpaceX launches mysterious payload that lights up evening sky

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SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a mysterious government satellite known as “Zuma” Sunday, lighting up the night sky as the booster climbed toward space and then lighting it up again a few moments later as its reusable first stage descended on a jet of flame to a pinpoint touchdown.. CBS New York video.

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Years after transatlantic slavery, DNA tests give clarity

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DNA ancestry tests in the last decade have helped some African-Americans reconcile with aspects of their identities that might have been obscured during the transatlantic slave trade. Alondra Nelson chronicles this journey in her book, “The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome.” Nelson joins Hari Sreenivasan.

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These robots are helping answer a huge unknown about young marine life. PBS Video

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Many mysteries remain about life under the sea, like what happens to marine creatures between life stages of larvae and adulthood. These tiny creatures are extremely hard to track in the open ocean, so one marine ecologist is using robots to mimic the larvae’s motions in order to determine what control they have over their own fate. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports. Video

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Cambridge Vice-Chancellor: Brexit is bad for scientific research. Video CNNMoney News

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On June 23, Britons vote in a referendum on whether to stay in the EU or leave the bloc. Richard Quest is traveling across the UK to hear from the people. He begins in Cambridge to find out why the University’s students, professors and scientists overwhelmingly favor staying in the EU. Video CNNMoney News

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