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Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test
Sat, 18 Jan 2020 00:05:59 -0500
Elon Musk's SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil.
'Dancing dragon' shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:34:25 -0500
An exquisite fossil of a fierce little Chinese dinosaur dubbed the "dancing dragon" that lived 120 million years ago - an older cousin of the Velociraptor - is showing scientists that feathers grew differently on dinosaurs than on birds.
Deep-sea microbe sheds light on primordial evolutionary milestone
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:03:46 -0500
A microorganism scooped up in deep-sea mud off Japan's coast has helped scientists unlock the mystery of one of the watershed evolutionary events for life on Earth: the transition from the simple cells that first colonized the planet to complex cellular life - fungi, plants and animals including people.
Brain freeze: Russian firm offers path to immortality for a fee
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:40:25 -0500
When Alexei Voronenkov's 70-year-old mother passed away, he paid to have her brain frozen and stored in the hope breakthroughs in science will one day be able to bring her back to life.
U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:28:35 -0500
A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the United States, giving the public a look at the data institutional investors use to gauge risk. 
Fly me to the moon: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:37:14 -0500
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around the moon will be the subject of a new documentary program, in the latest attention-grabbing stunt by the entrepreneur.
Oldest stuff on Earth found inside meteorite that hit Australia
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:27:13 -0500
A meteorite that crashed into rural southeastern Australia in a fireball in 1969 contained the oldest material ever found on Earth, stardust that predated the formation of our solar system by billions of years, scientists said on Monday.
Chinese woman with mystery virus quarantined in Thailand
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:15:49 -0500
A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus, authorities said on Monday, the first time it has been detected outside China.
China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth
Sat, 11 Jan 2020 05:13:55 -0500
China on Saturday officially opened operations of the world's largest radio telescope, which it will use for space research and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Blackstone raises three-quarters of targeted $4.6 billion life sciences fund
Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:19:28 -0500
U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group Inc has secured $3.4 billion from investors for its first fund dedicated to investments in the life sciences sector, targeting $4.6 billion in total, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.
Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy
Thu, 09 Jan 2020 01:38:06 -0500
A new type of therapy using feces and fake rubber hands may be able to help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) overcome their fears of touching contaminated surfaces, according to new research.
NASA, Boeing probe software glitch that stopped astronaut capsule from reaching space station
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:31:32 -0500
NASA is opening an independent investigation with Boeing over a software glitch that prevented its unmanned astronaut capsule from reaching the International Space Station in December, the agency said on Tuesday.
Lidar laser-sensing technology: from self-driving cars to dance contests
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:28:44 -0500
Self-driving cars employ lidar, a remote sensing technology using pulsed laser light the way radar uses radio waves, and lidar makers waiting for the automotive market to take off are courting new customers who would use the technology for everything from monitoring cattle to helping a disc jockey synchronize dance music.
No eyes? No problem. Marine creature expands boundaries of vision
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 18:07:33 -0500
A cousin of the starfish that resides in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico lacks eyes, but can still see, according to scientists who studied this creature that expands the boundaries of the sense of sight in the animal kingdom.
Israel Aerospace to build Israel's next communication satellite
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:55:39 -0500
State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [ISRAI.UL] said on Thursday it signed with the Israeli government to build the country's next communication satellite.
India approves third moon mission, months after landing failure
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 06:24:27 -0500
India has approved its third lunar mission months after its last one failed to successfully land on the moon, its space agency said on Wednesday, the latest effort in its ambitions to become a low-cost space power.
China plans to issue biosafety certificates to domestic GM soybean, corn
Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:03:49 -0500
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it plans to issue biosafety certificates to a domestically grown, genetically modified (GM) soybean crop and two corn crops, in a move toward commercializing GM grain production in the world's top market.
NASA's Mars 2020 rover set to hunt Martian fossils, scout for manned missions
Fri, 27 Dec 2019 20:19:16 -0500
A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey next year to search for evidence of past life on Mars and lay the groundwork for the space agency's mission to send humans into deep space. 
'Ring of fire' eclipse enthrals skywatchers in Middle East, Asia
Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:35:35 -0500
Thousands of skywatchers gathered across parts of the Middle East and Asia on Thursday to glimpse the sun forming a ring of fire around the moon in a rare annular solar eclipse.
Egg-standing test goes viral as ring-of-fire eclipse crosses Asia
Thu, 26 Dec 2019 06:45:04 -0500
Can you make an egg stand on its narrow side during a solar eclipse?
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Fishermen join a "fishing for plastic" project to help clean the oceans
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:25:41 -0500
Plastics are the most common form of garbage found in the world's oceans. According to the World Economic Forum, the amount of plastic dumped into oceans is equal to a full garbage truck of plastic dumped every minute. Now some fisherman are casting their nets to make a difference. Seth Doane reports.
Penguin species in Antarctica hit hard by climate change
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:24:17 -0500
Antarctica is one of the most remote places on the planet, but climate change is hitting it hard. A group of scientists want to know how the warming weather is affecting the chinstrap penguin. For our Eye on Earth series, Roxana Saberi traveled to Antarctica to understand exactly how climate change is impacting them.
Secret mission saves rare prehistoric trees from Australia bushfires
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:24:16 -0500
A secret operation led by specially trained firefighters has saved the last of a rare Dinosaur-era tree species from the Australia bushfires. The Wollemi pine trees, once thought to be extinct, have grown in Australia for over 200 million years and now number less than 200. The mission had to be kept a secret in order to keep the trees' location under wraps due to their fragile nature.
The next industrial revolution is happening in your home
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:02:20 -0500
Here's how the global business and political elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos think the Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence will change the world
Some jobs robots are now doing
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:41:50 -0500
Automaker Ford bought two robots that can deliver and store packages. Robots are also flipping burgers, serving coffee and doing surgery.
3D-printed limb helps young musician play the cello
Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:51:15 -0500
Teaching first-time musicians at Austin Middle School is challenging for Carly Addison. But helping one student achieve her dream is exactly why she became a teacher.
FBI investigating mysterious drones over Colorado
Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:50:24 -0500
The FBI, FAA and U.S. Air Force are investigating a mystery in the skies of Colorado and Nebraska: swarms of drones have been spotted, sometimes in formation. Janet Shamlian reports.
A wake-up call on saving endangered species
Sun, 05 Jan 2020 19:10:48 -0500
In order to help stabilize our planet's life support systems and improve our world, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore says we must step up and solve environmental problems, even small ones, in our communities; by saving other species, we will be saving our own.
Soyuz rocket boosts U.S.-Russian crew to space station
Fri, 27 Dec 2019 11:02:44 -0500
The flight came five months after two of the crew members went through a harrowing launch abort
Stone Age chewing gum gives insights into life of young girl
Sat, 21 Dec 2019 22:22:17 -0500
An ancient form of chewing gum is providing new insights into the life of a young girl from the Stone Age. Scientists analyzed genetic material found on a 5,700-year-old piece of heated birch bark in Denmark. The girl had chewed on it before spitting it out. Her DNA was so well preserved, scientists determined she had blue eyes and dark brown hair. They could also tell her most recent meal included duck and hazelnuts.
WorldView: Congo cobalt mining deaths, protests in India, Australia bushfires
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:34:01 -0500
A Washington human rights group is suing the world's biggest tech firms over cobalt mining deaths in Congo. New protests erupt in India's capital. And firefighters in Australia warn they won't be able to contain some of the 100 blazes still burning as the country braces for a heat wave. Cindy Pom rounds up these global news headlines from London.
U.N. climate talks end with more alarms and little action
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 19:20:45 -0500
The United Nations climate talks ended Sunday in Madrid with more alarms and little action. Critics are accusing big polluters of blocking progress to tackle the crisis. Ian Lee reports.
Maryland gas station owner opens first gas-to-electric refueling station
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 19:09:25 -0500
A Maryland gas station owner recently dug up all his pumps, and plugged into the future, for the first time in the nation. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Former refugee's new video game promotes peace
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:34:21 -0500
A new video game that premiered Thursday may be like none you have ever seen. Perhaps because its developer Lual Mayen faced challenges few of us will ever experience. Jan Crawford reports.
FTC issues warning for internet-connected smart toys
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:59:43 -0500
A new government warning highlights the risks of internet-connected smart toys including speakers, robots and educational toys. The Federal Trade Commission says these devices can expose your children’s personal information. Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what to look for when buying tech gifts for kids.
CBS News Apple TV app named to "Best of 2016" list
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:24:44 -0500
Apple named CBS News' tvOS app one of the best apps of the year
Gayle King sits down with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:48:38 -0500
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan talk with Gayle King in their first joint TV interview. The three discussed why Facebook has chosen not to limit political advertising like Twitter and Google have.
Doctors revive donor heart to perform successful transplant in U.S.
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:08:09 -0500
For the first time in the U.S., doctors have brought a heart back to life and successfully transplanted it into another person. They used a special device to revive the heart of a 26-year-old donor who died of cardiac arrest on Sunday. The doctors then transported the beating heart from Ohio to Duke University Hospital in North Carolina where surgeons transplanted it into a military veteran. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the Organ Care System or Heart-in-a-Box device.
Prosecco vineyards threatened by climate change
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:10:47 -0500
Thanksgiving means turkey for a lot of people, but many try to pair it with a nice bottle of bubbly. There is a world of sparkling choices, and Prosecco from Italy is a best seller. Drought and erratic weather are threatening the grapes used to make it. Seth Doane reports.
Fraudulent websites could target Black Friday shoppers
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:39:26 -0500
Millions of people are searching for Black Friday deals. But some sites that look legitimate could end up tricking shoppers. Anna Werner explains.
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