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Blackbeard may have been an avid reader
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:44:40 GMT
Conservators uncovered 16 fragments of paper aboard Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, that belong to a nautical work from 1712.
The next revolution in dental care is about to begin
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:05:00 GMT
New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.
This group of sea turtles is nearly all female, signalling a serious problem
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:24:00 GMT
More than 99 percent of juvenile sea turtles born along part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are female, according to a new study.
Revolutionary new 'battery' could let us bottle sunshine
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 04:49:44 GMT
A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.
Battery-powered planes could be Ubers of the air
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:18:33 GMT
A battery-powered single-engine plane just completed its first test flight.
Could same-sex couples soon conceive a child with both their DNA?
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:35:41 GMT
A recent scientific development could lead to new infertility treatments and bring same-sex couples one step closer to conceiving a biological child.
Huge reserves of water ice discovered on Mars
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:58:17 GMT
"Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," says a member of the research team.
Dogs can't speak human. Here's the tech that could change that.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:29:34 GMT
A pet translator could be available in less than a decade.
Melting ice opens up the Arctic to tourism — and danger
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:55:00 GMT
Diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through the Arctic Circle a vacation rather than an exploration.
The good news about the ozone hole is even better than you think
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:40:00 GMT
The shrinking hole is a powerful reminder that multinational cooperation can solve big environmental ills.
Google engineer fired for manifesto should read these numbers
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:26:00 GMT
In certain STEM fields, the proportion was even higher: 78 percent of those who work in majority-male workplaces reported gender discrimination, followed by those working in computer jobs at 74 percent.
U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed, officials say
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:18:11 GMT
An investigation is under way, but there is no initial indication of sabotage or other interference, two officials said.
2017 was U.S.'s costliest weather year on record
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:30:00 GMT
Last year was the third-warmest on record, contributing to 16 separate billion-dollar disasters, federal climatologists said.
New self-driving vehicle could be mobile store, hotel
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:27:35 GMT
Called e-Palette, the autonomous electric vehicle has no windshield and no fixed seats — but lots of potential applications.
SpaceX launches secret satellite Zuma on first flight of year
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 04:09:07 GMT
SpaceX ended launch commentary five minutes into the flight because of the classified nature of the U.S. satellite.
Scientists say implant may be the key to beating addiction
Sun, 07 Jan 2018 03:55:02 GMT
The findings offer promise for those who suffer from life-threatening addiction and other destructive disorders.
John Young, NASA astronaut who flew to moon twice, dies
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:25:00 GMT
The space agency said in a statement that Young died Friday night following complications from pneumonia.
New cars may let you steer with brain waves
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 05:19:18 GMT
New 'brain to vehicle' system taps into a driver's neurological activity to help ensure control and comfort.
Are child sex robots coming our way?
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:26:27 GMT
Some say the devices could provide a safe outlet for individuals who are sexually attracted to children.
'Metalens' breakthrough could revolutionize camera design
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:13:02 GMT
Physicists say wafer-thin device can do the job of today's bulky glass lenses.
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USA Today Science and Space News shuttle blasts off on last night flight
Mon, 8 Feb 2010 16:58:54 GMT
Space shuttle Endeavour is rocketing toward the space station on one of the shuttle program's last scheduled missions.
 ' century-old whisky found in Antarctic
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 22:39:17 GMT
This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.
  celebrate evolution on Darwin's birthday
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 23:37:59 GMT
Darwin Day came in a big way last year with hundreds of Feb. 12 celebrations noting the bicentennial birthday of evolution's icon all over the globe.
  USA TODAY Weather
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:38:32 GMT
Where is the top of a tornado? How much melted snow does an inch of rain equal? Are we in an El Nino? These and many more weather questions are answered in our online weather Q and A column.
  losing habitats due to climate
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:19:39 GMT
A study of beleaguered butterflies in California provides some of the best clues yet as to how other animals may react to climate change, scientists say.
 , stripes: Dinosaurs had them before designers
Thu, 4 Feb 2010 21:21:39 GMT
Who knew dinos were so fashionable? Researchers now say they had color, from russet-colored feathers to a jazzy specimen with a Mohawk crest and stripes.
  doubles wind power in 1 year
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:28:44 GMT
China doubled the amount of energy generated from windmills last year, a report from the global wind industry said Wednesday.
  sends rocket with animal menagerie into space
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:41:27 GMT
Iran announced Wednesday it has successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space -- a feat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said showed Iran could defeat the West in the battle of technology.
 's seven new space pioneers are companies
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:39:21 GMT
A half century ago the Mercury Seven embodied America's space future. Now it's the merchant seven: space companies for hire.
  groups assail patenting of human genes
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 05:57:45 GMT
Businesses argue in court that financial incentives are crucial.
  Obama kills NASA's moon mission plans
Tue, 2 Feb 2010 07:08:31 GMT
President Obama is redirecting America's space program, killing NASA's $100 billion plans to return astronauts to the moon and using much of that money for new rocket technology research.
 happens to those 3-D glasses after 'Avatar'?
Tue, 2 Feb 2010 02:10:33 GMT
Recycling programs are in place to deal with the 935,834 pairs of 3-D glasses worn daily to see 'Avatar.'
 science book worth your time
Mon, 1 Feb 2010 16:45:48 GMT
Time waits for no man. But when it comes to time, one man, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll, might be worth yours.
 Water vapor may help 'flatten global warming trend'
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:40:06 GMT
Why Earth's surface temperature hasn't warmed as expected puzzles scientists. Water vapor in the stratosphere may be a factor, says a new study.
 fish virus found in Lake Superior
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:05:02 GMT
Researchers say a fatal fish virus has been found in Lake Superior for the first time, meaning it has spread to all the Great Lakes.
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Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:45:08 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur.
Martian ice deposits could sustain human outposts in the future
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:22:38 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts.
India sends its 100th satellite into space to watch borders
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:15:13 -0500
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India launched its 100th satellite on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space.
Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:23:12 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass Strait in southeastern Australia, scientists have unearthed fossils of a two-legged, turkey-sized, plant-eating dinosaur apparently swept away in a large, powerful ancient river.
SpaceX defends rocket performance after loss of U.S. spy satellite
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:19:57 -0500
(Reuters) - SpaceX on Tuesday defended the performance of one of its rockets used to launch a U.S. spy satellite that is believed to have been lost after failing to reach orbit, adding that no changes were anticipated to its upcoming launch schedule.
U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit: officials
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:03:32 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.
Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:36:59 -0500
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing concern about whether he'd be safe on his return to Earth.
China's Tiangong-1 space lab is not out of control: top Chinese engineer
Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:34:24 -0500
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Tiangong-1 space station is not out of control and does not pose a safety threat, a top Chinese spaceflight engineer said on Monday, after reports that the station was falling toward earth.
Sorry, sci-fi fans: star's oddness not due to alien mega-structure
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:10:40 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was too good to be true. Scientists have ruled out the most exotic explanation -- an orbiting alien mega-structure -- for the behavior of a celestial oddity dubbed Tabby's Star that has been puzzling scientists with its sporadic dimming and brightening.
Alaskan 'sunrise' girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:38:21 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve long-standing controversies about how humans first populated the Americas.
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The next phase in shopping data is under your feet
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:07:03 +0000
Floor sensors rise as a retail data source for brick-and-mortar stores hoping to better understand consumer habits
1,000 face possible child porn charges over shared images
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:45:56 +0000
Danish police say 1,004 people, mostly teens, could be charged over videos, photos of 15-year-olds shared via Facebook Messenger
Avoiding the auto sales pitch with virtual reality
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:39:26 +0000
In the future, buying a car won't require a trip to a dealership -- or even a car. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone shows how to take a test drive with virtual reality.
Hawaii false alarm puts spotlight on alert systems
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:24:41 +0000
Agencies that put out emergency alerts are under a microscope after a false alarm for a "ballistic missle threat" went out over the weekend in Hawaii. But as CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford reports, false alarms are nothing new.
Tanker goes down in flames, leaves mess at sea
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:46:00 +0000
Unclear how much highly toxic gas condensate from Iranian ship leaked into water as China vows probe, and Iranian families lose hope
How Facebook revamp will change your news feed
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:28:11 +0000
You'll see fewer posts from publishers and other businesses (including celebs) and more from people you know -- will it work?
Whale with 285 feet of rope stuck in mouth is freed
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:09:52 +0000
Scientists say whale has excellent chance of survival; the braided line will be analyzed to figure out where it came from
GM announces plans for robocar
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:33:25 +0000
Imagine a car where you can neither "take the wheel" nor put the "pedal to the metal" – because neither the wheel nor the pedal exist. GM announced Friday that it is ready to mass-produce this type of robocar and it wants to put them on the road next year. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Hospital computer system held for ransom, bitcoin demanded
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:12:45 +0000
"Unfortunately this sort of behavior is widespread in the world today, and we had the misfortune to be next on the list"
Station cargo ship returning to Earth splashes into Pacific
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:59:13 +0000
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returns to Earth with science samples, other gear
What to expect from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:04:33 +0000
Every year, Detroit hosts the industry's most important car show. Daring designs and new technology will be on display at the North American International Auto Show, which kicks off Saturday. Senior automotive writer for Edmunds, Mark Takahashi, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss what to expect from the show, the annual event's significance, and why trucks will be the big trend this year.
Google pulls games for kids containing malware that displayed pornographic images
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:31:05 +0000
The apps so far had been downloaded between 3 million and 7 million times, researchers said
How two university students are battling fake news
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:11:06 +0000
Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte found many partisan tweets don't come from real people, but instead from automated Twitter accounts -- and they decided to do something about it
Students target fake news bots on Twitter
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:42:12 +0000
Many false stories on social media are spread by bogus accounts known as bots. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reports on a couple of college students who have invented a bot-busting weapon.
Spy satellite launched from California
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:47:01 +0000
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket boosted a new spy satellite into space from California Friday
Facebook's News Feed changes have publishers on edge
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:25:32 +0000
Sites that depend on the social network for all-important traffic could have a hard time maintaining their ad rates
Senate targeted by Russian hackers, cybersecurity firm says
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:47:50 +0000
The revelation suggests the group nicknamed Fancy Bear is still busy trying to gather the emails of America's political elite
Nature up close: The Christmas Bird Count
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:56:54 +0000
Begun in 1900 by the National Audubon Society, the longest-running community science project in the U.S. conducts an annual census of bird species
How will people react to self-driving cars without steering wheels?
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:38:14 +0000
General Motors announced an ambitious proposal Thursday night to remove steering wheels in self-driving cars. The automaker wants to build vehicles with open dashboards but the company will have to overcome both legal obstacles and driver expectations with the concept. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Facebook announces overhaul to prioritize content from friends and family
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:08:44 +0000
Facebook is making big changes to what its more than two billion users see when they log on. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday the platform is overhauling its news feed algorithm to prioritize content from family and friends. Users will see less public content, like posts from brands and news organizations. CBS News contributor and Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the incentive behind the changes and what they hope to accomplish.
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