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Sep 19, 2014  Doctors at the Mayo Clinic are starting a second round of human clinical trials to see if massive doses of measles virus can attack and eradicate cancer. Stacy Erholtz, who has multiple myeloma, participated in the first round - and saw success...
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Sep 19, 2014  Our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller has met a young entrepreneur in Englewood, New Jersey who seems headed for sweet success. I do mean young - and I do mean sweet. I'm talking about Cory Nieves and his Mr. Cory's Cookies...
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Sep 19, 2014  When we first meet The Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz," he's stuck in the forest, because he had rusted after getting caught in the rain. Maybe if he had known about a wonder paint to keep the rust away, he wouldn't have gotten stuck...
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Sep 19, 2014  Those of us who have pets know that there is a special bond between us and them. We're sure that there's something interesting going on in the brains of our cats or our dogs. But what is it exactly? Vint Verga wants to figure that out...
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Sep 18, 2014  A plane is quite a complex piece of machinery - and everything has to hold together. There is something else that is also complex and has to hold a lot of things together: your brain. What if you could steer a plane with the power of your brain?
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Sep 18, 2014  One of the most violent volcanic eruptions in history happened more than a thousand years ago at Mount Paektu in what is now North Korea. The secretive North Korean Government wouldn't let any Western scientists get close enough - 'til now...
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Sep 18, 2014  If you like to hop on a bike, maybe you like to take a scenic ride somewhere near a body of water - by a river or by a lake or ocean. Now, you wouldn't think of riding your bike on the water. But a man in California has thought of that...
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Sep 18, 2014  You're listening to music through your earbud headphones, and then you unplug them and stuff them in your pocket. Later, when you pull the earbuds out of your pocket, the cords have become jumbled knots that take forever to undo...
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Sep 17, 2014  You don't expect to meet a football player in a bookstore, but that is where Kathy Rackley met Malcolm Mitchell. Our CBS News colleague Steve Hartman met them both - "on the road," of course - in Athens, Georgia....
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Sep 17, 2014  Nearly one out of ten adults in the U.S. is either blind or otherwise visually impaired, even if they wear glasses or contact lenses. There's a device in the works to help those people read just about anything that's put in front of them...
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Sep 17, 2014  Here's an age-old question: What gives meaning to our lives? And here's another: How do we live long lives? It turns out the answers to both questions have something in common, according to researchers in the U.S. and Canada...
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Sep 17, 2014  There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Since we rely so much on our smartphones, it's too easy to get too attached to them. Well, there are ways to kick that kind of habit - and the latest entry is called "The No-Phone"...
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Sep 16, 2014  The mother of our Sunday Morning colleague Mo Rocca lives in the United States now, but she was born and raised in Colombia. She has some very fond memories of the place, from a time before Colombia became known for drugs and violence...
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Sep 16, 2014  On our previous broadcast, Mo Rocca was telling us about how his mother's home country - Colombia - had been dragged into darkness by the violence of the drug trade, especially in Medellin. How things have changed for the better since...
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Sep 16, 2014  There is a beetle whose ultra-thin scales are so white that they're whiter than the paper we now use. That's a shade of white that really grabbed the attention of some scientists at Cambridge University in England. So, what did they learn?
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Sep 16, 2014  We sure love our smartphones and our tablets and our laptops, don't we? We can take them with us - and stay connected - just about anywhere we go. But, it can be quite a hassle to keep all our devices charged up while we're on the road...
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Sep 15, 2014  This Thursday, voters in Scotland will decide whether to in effect secede from the United Kingdom - and make Scotland an independent country. A Yes vote seemed highly unlikely at first - but now, says our CBS News colleague Mark Phillips...
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Sep 15, 2014  We were telling you earlier about Scotland's scheduled vote this Thursday on what amounts to a divorce from the rest of the United Kingdom. Our CBS News colleague Mark Phillips thinks that's a good analogy...
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Sep 15, 2014  British scientist Jim Usherwood believes he can help soldiers who have to trek for many miles wearing heavy loads on their backs with footwear that eases the strain on their shins - and literally puts a spring in their step...
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Sep 15, 2014  Carbon emissions - including those emitted by the plastics industry - are part of the air pollution problem. But what if you could remove some that schmutz from the air - and recycle it to make something useful out of it?
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Sep 12, 2014  To build a bridge in Alexandria, Virginia, they had to tear down a gas station. And in the process, they found a cemetery that nobody realized was there - a secret cemetery, says our CBS News colleague Wyatt Andrews...
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Sep 12, 2014  Nature has inspired musicians for ages. And now, a new symphony might be played in the Brazilian rainforest as well as in a concert hall. Composer Richard Blackford wants to bring some of the natural world to the stage...
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Sep 12, 2014  Maybe you've heard other people say they can "smell" money. Imagine that. Well, some scientists are imagining a device that could do just that. They say they've already captured the unique smell of our own paper money...
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Sep 12, 2014  A popular device for discouraging dogs from doing things we don't want them to, like wandering away, is an e-collar - "e" as in "electric" - that dog collar that gives him a shock every time he tries to...
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Sep 11, 2014  We know that the rain falleth on the just and the unjust alike - and when it doesn't fall, the same thing is true. It just doesn't seem fair that no good deed goes unpunished. And in bone-dry California, says our CBS News colleague Ben Tracy...
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Sep 11, 2014  Last night, President Obama spoke of ISIS. "America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat," said Mr. Obama in a prime-time address from the White House. He laid out a four-part strategy to fight the terrorist group...
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Sep 11, 2014  Flies are such pesky critters, aren't they? That noise they make is anything but music to our ears. But, there's a certain type of fly with exceptional hearing that might hold the key to better hearing aids for us...
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Sep 11, 2014  While R2-D2 and his pal C-3PO are trying to help save the galaxy in "Star Wars," a real-life robot named "Violet" is zapping "superbugs" and eliminating bacteria at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Pittsburgh...
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Sep 10, 2014  In London today starts something new: The Invictus Games - wounded warriors from 13 countries competing in sports such as running, swimming, cycling, basketball and archery. Jan Crawford met with some Team U.S.A. members...
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Sep 10, 2014  Is it true that brown is the new green for lawns in California? Homeowner Paul Moser used to have the biggest lawn on his block - and he was proud of it, too. Not anymore. Here's what he told our CBS News colleague Teri Okita...
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Sep 10, 2014  Scientists say these days, more and more of us are having what are known as "lucid" dreams - the kind of dreams where we know we're dreaming, even though we're fast asleep. Those dreams might also help us when we're awake...
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Sep 10, 2014  When it comes to shoes, there are so many different kinds and colors to choose from. But how many shoes can keep your feet warm in the winter? Well, there's now an invention aimed at keeping your toes cozy: the "Digitsole"...
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Sep 9, 2014  A hundred years ago, half of American school kids were taught in a one-room schoolhouse. But after the First World War, people moved into cities - although such schools still exist, says our CBS News colleague Barry Petersen...
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Sep 9, 2014  On our last broadcast, our CBS News colleague Barry Petersen was at a one-room school in the mountains. Most of us associate such teaching with the Prairie - as in Little House, remember? Welcome to the Strange School in Michigan...
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Sep 9, 2014  Sports cars don't have a reputation that you would call "green-friendly." And when you see a sports car, you probably don't think of salt water, either. But there's a sports car out there that does run on salt water...
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Sep 9, 2014  Moths can be a pesky bunch - and most of them are nocturnal. But during the day in North Carolina, scientists are raising what you might call "cyborg moths" that they say could help us in many ways...
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Sep 8, 2014  Our skin is our first layer of defense against the elements. And when aircraft are thousands of feet in the sky, they have to brave a lot of elements, too. Now there is a "smart skin" that's being developed for aircraft...
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Sep 8, 2014  For many people, reading glasses become essential as they get older. But there's a technique on the horizon that can make those reading glasses a thing of the past. All you need is a certain kind of "raindrop"...
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Sep 8, 2014  For some, cycling is a sport - but for others, it's just another way to get around. Well, safety is always a concern. And there's a device that acts as a "sixth sense" for cyclists to help keep them safe on the road...
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Sep 8, 2014  Maybe someday, you'll be able to send and receive a food photo as a text message on your smartphone - along with the scent of the food attached. Actually, someone has come up with such a gadget: the "oPhone"...
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Sep 5, 2014  Stonehenge is a manmade arrangement of giant rocks, the earliest of which were put in place sometime around 3000 B.C. We know some things about it, but there is still a lot of mystery. And now, a simple mistake has given us another clue...
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Sep 5, 2014  Our world is a pretty noisy place. Think of all the sounds you might hear every day. One scientist wants to record all of these sounds - and many more. He thinks the way our planet sounds is also a sign of how it's doing...
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Sep 5, 2014  If you've ever tried learning a foreign language, you know how difficult that can be. Wouldn't it be great if we could just go to sleep and wake up with the ability to speak whatever language we're trying to learn? Maybe we do...
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Sep 5, 2014  In his spare time, Olaf Diegel - a professor at Lund University in Sweden - is making and selling six string electric and bass guitars, a full range of them, all with a 3D printer. They're sturdy, cheap and will last for years, he says...
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Sep 4, 2014  With nearly all of California in severe drought, folks in San Diego are going to have to start drinking from the largest body of water in the world: the Pacific Ocean. As our CBS News colleague Ben Tracy explains from Carlsbad, California...
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Sep 4, 2014  We all know that a good night's sleep makes us look and feel better the next day. But did you know that there is a part of the body that shrinks if it doesn't get enough sleep too often? A pretty important part: the brain...
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Sep 4, 2014  A big problem with flooding is that it's often hard to predict which areas will be inundated - and which will be spared. Now, meteorologists are turning to satellites to look for areas where the water is most likely to rise...
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Sep 4, 2014  Scientists in Britain say they've come up with a synthesized material that absorbs almost all of the light that shines on it. They say it might revolutionize satellites, telescopes and our ability to understand the universe...
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Sep 3, 2014  "J." Nichols is a marine biologist and conservationist who lives near the central coast of California. He is now exploring the scientific reasons for why humans have such a deep connection with the deep blue...
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Sep 3, 2014  At my age, everybody these days looks like a kid - doctors, dentists, police officers. Our CBS News colleague Jeff Pegues has even met a theatre critic who looks and acts like a kid - because that's what he is. Iain Armitage is six years old...
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Sep 3, 2014  The human hand is one of the most amazing parts of the body. There's an outfit in London called Shadow Robot Company that's developed what it calls the Dexterous Hand - it's described as a great leap forward in artificial intelligence...
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Sep 3, 2014  The mustard plant is so called, because part of its defense system against predator insects is mustard oil. But how does the plant know how to do that? Well, scientists at the University of Missouri are trying to figure that out...
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Sep 2, 2014  It's been the summer of the Ice Bucket Challenge across America - thousands getting doused to raise more than a hundred million dollars for research in the fight against A.L.S., Lou Gehrig's Disease. Here's part of that research...
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Sep 2, 2014  The leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injury to older people is falling down. At the University of Illinois-Chicago, some older folks are falling down on purpose with lots of help, to try to reduce their chances of a real fall elsewhere...
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Sep 2, 2014  Here's a question that's been around for ages: What does it take to become an expert at something? An expert musician, say - or an expert carpenter? Practice, practice, practice, of course. It's a big factor - but not the only one...
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Sep 2, 2014  For decades, science fiction like "Star Trek" has helped us to imagine what space travel might look like in the distant future. A NASA scientist says he's designed a ship that could someday make interstellar travel a reality...
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Sep 1, 2014  As the barbeque editor for "Texas Monthly" Magazine, nobody knows more about Texas Barbeque than Daniel Vaughn. At least five times a week, you'll find him ordering up a plate-full, says our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller...
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Sep 1, 2014  A former New York City firefighter has developed an alternative to the traditional fire hydrant that's been in use now for more than a century. George Sigelakis is the creator of the Sigelock Spartan Hydrant. How does it work?
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Sep 1, 2014  We like to freeze food, so we can keep it around longer - but some kinds of food withstand freezing better than others. Well, from a land which knows about freezing comes a method to put the crunch back into frozen vegetables...
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Sep 1, 2014  After champagne, Chianti is probably the best known wine in the world - and Castello di Brolio in Tuscany is where it was invented. Baron Francesco Ricasoli owns the castle - and the brand, says our CBS News colleague Allen Pizzey...
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Aug 29, 2014  Despite some recent rumblings, the President will not be ordering airstrikes on Syria to attack the Islamic State. Some people found his comment shocking: "No strategy? We're America - we should have a strategy for everything."
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Aug 29, 2014  It's called the "forced switch." And if you're on a brand-name medication, it could happen to you - just like it has to Michael Hitch of Maryville, Tennessee. He's only 54 - but he's already showing the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease...
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Aug 29, 2014  He's been calling races for more than 40 years - and now, at the age of 63, track announcer Tom Durkin is riding himself across the finish line. He'll call his last race at Saratoga on Sunday - and oh, what calls he's made over the years...
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Aug 29, 2014  As CDs fade away, the Library of Congress wants to make sure they're preserved, so that future generations will remember when music was stored on little silver things. They're sometimes more fragile than vinyl records they replaced...
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Aug 28, 2014  Most international stories have been bumped by the ordeals of the journalists kidnapped in Syria, reinforcing a brutal image of Islam - and drowning the mainstream imams, who now see their religion reduced to a recruiting tool for terrorists...
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Aug 28, 2014  The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has pushed many police departments across the country to get serious about equipping every cop with a police cam. Our CBS News colleague Bob Orr has a case in point from Laurel, Maryland...
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Aug 28, 2014  There are many different religious faiths in America. But lately, they find themselves sharing one universal commandment: Thou Shalt Be Online. And that's where a website founded by Sean Coughlin called FaithStreet comes in...
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Aug 28, 2014  Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have produced a working thymus - an organ near the heart that produces immune cells - by taking reprogrammed cells grown in the lab and transplanting them into a living mouse...
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Aug 27, 2014  James Foley's execution at the hands of a terrorist who appears to be a British subject has called attention to the number of Westerners who have converted to Islam for the expressed purpose of joining the fight in Syria - including an American...
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Aug 27, 2014  The business world is abuzz about Burger King's new corporate structure under its deal for Tim Hortons. It will be an American company, largely owned by three Brazilian billionaires, that will now be headquartered in Canada...
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Aug 27, 2014  Imagine taking 200 people - packing them into narrow seats in rows sometimes as close as 28 inches apart - then locking the door and sending the whole assembly five miles into the sky with only vending machine snacks for food...
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Aug 27, 2014  Maybe you've noticed: as you get older, the computer screen gets fuzzier and fuzzier. But suppose the screen was smart enough to compensate for that. It's possible when you have a computer screen that focuses itself...
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Aug 26, 2014  U.S. airstrikes have managed to slow down the ISIS attack on Northern Iraq. But, Pentagon planners know that the only way to stop ISIS would be to attack them in Syria - which is where their senior leaders and most of their forces are positioned...
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Aug 26, 2014  When it comes to earthquake warnings, Mexico and Japan are far ahead of the United States. But the new system at University of California at Berkeley did issue a warning ten seconds before Napa started shaking on Sunday...
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Aug 26, 2014  Parents have known it for a long time - and now, the pediatricians have finally come around. The American Academy of Pediatrics has made it official: high school students aren't getting enough sleep - and school needs to start later...
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Aug 26, 2014  I'm sure you've seen videos of those little quadcopter drones, with the four spinning propellers. Well, a British engineer and helicopter pilot is adapting that design to carry much more than just a camera. He's designing it to carry a person...
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Aug 25, 2014  The execution of reporter James Foley by a jihadi who spoke with a British accent has sent a shiver through the U.K., because it turns out that quite a few British subjects have joined the fight in Syria - and not just men...
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Aug 25, 2014  E-cigarettes are those battery-powered cigarettes that vaporize a nicotine solution, instead of burning tobacco - so you get the nicotine without the tar. The American Heart Association has something to say about them...
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Aug 25, 2014  A lot of stars are fed up with the paparazzi. But now, they have a new tool: those propeller-powered drones. So now, they're the proparazzi. And Sean Burke with the Paparazzi Reform Initiative is trying to change that...
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Aug 25, 2014  Whale-watching trips are a big business on the West Coast. There is nothing quite like seeing a humpback whale breach. And the humpbacks apparently figured the act was going so well, it was time to take it to New York City...
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Aug 22, 2014  The oceans are so big, and we humans are so small, that some people don't think we can possibly harm them. But Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the world's most famous ocean explorers, knows better - and she warns us...
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Aug 22, 2014  Most of us have no idea what it's like to have cluster headaches. As the name suggests, it's not just one headache but a cluster of them hitting rapid-fire. But there's an experimental device that could change all of that...
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Aug 22, 2014  The woodpecker spends a lot of time slamming its head and beak into trees at a high rate of speed just to find food. How does a woodpecker manage to avoid brain injuries from all that pecking? The tough little bird can teach us a thing or two...
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Aug 22, 2014  You know the phrase "standing still as a statue?" Well it suggests a complete lack of involvement, no response to what is going on around. But they may have to come up with a new phrase in Britain. How about "chatty as a statue?"
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Aug 21, 2014  What if every vehicle on the road could automatically read the speed, brake status and direction of every car around it - ahead, behind and on either side of it - and react accordingly? Vehicle-to-vehicle systems are on the way...
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Aug 21, 2014  Birds of a feather flock together - and in the family of birds, starlings are quite a social bunch. Their acrobatic swirls they make whenever they decided to fly together have delighted - but also puzzled - bird experts for years...
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Aug 21, 2014  There's what sounds like a pretty sweet job posting right now at Cambridge University in England. They're looking for a doctoral student who will spend the next three-and-a-half years studying the "fundamentals" of chocolate...
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Aug 21, 2014  Children - especially teenagers - are notorious for having perfected the art of ignoring their parents. Modern communications systems have given them whole new ways to do this - but Sharon Standiford of Houston had enough of it...
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Aug 20, 2014  Erik Finman is the founder of Botangle, an online education program that links students with instructors around the world - pretty remarkable since he's only 15 years old, says our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller...
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Aug 20, 2014  Since computer chips are made of silicon, a lot of great technology's come out of Silicon Valley. One startup company there headed by 21-year-old Aamir Patel is using silica chemistry to produce a shirt made of hydrophobic fabric...
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Aug 20, 2014  The words "tractor beam" sound like something out of science fiction. But physicists in Australia have created their own tractor beam - not for use in a galaxy far, far away - but for on the water right here on Earth...
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Aug 20, 2014  Well, here's something for you multitaskers out there: What if you could get your exercise - and wash your clothes - and save money, all at the same time? A designer in South Korea has created a device he calls "The Wheel"...
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Aug 19, 2014  Until now, robots have been likely to do things to you rather than for you - like reading your license plate and giving you a traffic ticket. But at MIT's Media Lab, they've come up with a friendly, family robot called Jibo...
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Aug 19, 2014  The Farm-to-Table Movement encourages people to eat food from local farms. But a top chef has a curious twist on that. Chef Dan Barber - who just wrote the book "The Third Plate" - told our CBS News colleague Don Dahler...
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Aug 19, 2014  Hummingbirds are very efficient when they fly. Scientists say the ratio of the wings' length to their width is the reason why. We can learn a lot from hummingbirds which we can apply to our own manmade objects in the sky...
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Aug 19, 2014  For steak lovers, there is nothing like a good steak that's been cooked to perfection. There's more than one kind of steak - and more than one way to make steaks sizzle, from the kitchen to the barbecue - to the volcano...
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Aug 18, 2014  When a soldier is wounded on the battlefield, chances of survival depend on minutes - even seconds. There's now a device that may help make all the difference in the world: an injectable foam to plug a wound and to stem blood loss...
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Aug 18, 2014  It is so easy - altogether too easy - to get distracted when we're in the middle of something, isn't it? Concentration can be difficult in those circumstances - and it doesn't take much to short-circuit our short-term memory, either...
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Aug 18, 2014  There's an organization called Code.Org, a nonprofit that's determined to have computer science taught at every single school in America - and soon. A former Microsoft developer named Hadi Partovi is behind it...
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Aug 18, 2014  Maybe you're in the market for a new recreational vehicle? Something to tool around the country in? Well, wait 'til you hear what's available now: a luxury RV called the "eleMMent Palazzo," made by a company in Austria...
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