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Apr 24, 2015  Although the US Geologic Survey does not include small tremors caused by oil drilling in its hazard maps, used for building codes and insurance purposes
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Apr 24, 2015  When Maya Angelou died last May, she was working on a hip-hop video of her poem "Harlem Hopscotch"
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Apr 24, 2015  These days, many of us hold Congress in what you might call "minimum high regard." But there is one institution which Congress created more than two centuries ago that draws all kinds of praise.
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Apr 24, 2015  Few things are as vital as getting a good night's sleep. But for some of us, getting some shuteye can be hard to come by. More than one out of five Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder.
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Apr 23, 2015  Some cancers can be caused by gene mutations, that can be tested for. But the tests have been very expensive
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Apr 23, 2015  Some of us say we have tin ears - we can't tell a beautiful melody from sheer noise...
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Apr 23, 2015  School isn't always easy for kids, and it's not always easy for the teacher either
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Apr 23, 2015  Wine tasting - on the professional level, anyway - is a complex and involved discipline
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Apr 22, 2015  One of the problems with treating cancer with chemotherapy is that, despite all the different cancer drugs available, it's tough to know which ones will work in a particular case
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Apr 22, 2015  You probably don't have synesthesia, hearing colors and seeing sound, among other fascinating abilities
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Apr 22, 2015  Every parent who has more than one child knows that no two are the same
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Apr 22, 2015  Many of us are not very fond of rats, to say the least. Here in New York, for example, some of the rats that we see scurrying along the subway late at night appear to be quite large, indeed.
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Apr 21, 2015  In baseball, football, golf or tennis, it's not what you do but the way that you do it that makes the difference.
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Apr 21, 2015  The Germanwings airline crash found to have been intentionally caused by the co-pilot has led some to wonder if we're better off flying in planes without pilots.
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Apr 21, 2015  There's been a special relationship, however, between the British and their gin that dates back to the 1700's.
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Apr 21, 2015  Suppose you're a handsome young male mouse and you'd like to attract a nice female mouse so the two of you can make MORE mice! How would you do that?
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Apr 20, 2015  If you've ever wanted to build your own robot, but don't think you're good enough at programming or engineering, you might be in luck.
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Apr 20, 2015  Modern technology allows us to accomplish more things in less time than we ever could before. But sometimes, the very things that allow us to get more done can become serious distractions
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Apr 20, 2015  Today is the fifth anniversary of one of the worst ecological disasters in history...
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Apr 20, 2015  Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz. The bandleader and trumpeter - who used his cheeks as bagpipes, in a way - was a role model for many artists on and off the stage
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Apr 17, 2015  You're about to meet a young woman who has become very rich by tackling one of America's biggest problems. On CBS This Morning, our colleague Norah O'Donnell spoke with Elizabeth Holmes - who at the age of 31 has become...
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Apr 17, 2015  Now the world's youngest billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes is less excited about that than she is in transforming the cumbersome - and, she believes unnecessarily costly - role that testing now plays. Says our colleague Norah O'Donnell...
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Apr 17, 2015  We spend more than 700 billion dollars a year at restaurants - and for as long as anyone can remember, the concept of what a restaurant is was pretty straightforward. But a new kind of restaurant is popping up in cities across the country...
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Apr 17, 2015  Dogs are smart, there's no denying. They're so doggone smart, they know when we're lying. Experts say that if you mislead a dog, it does not forget - because they depend on one another, and us, for information about the world...
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Apr 16, 2015  The 30-year-old CEO of a small company in Seattle is the most-talked about boss in America right now. His name is Dan Price. The company is called Gravity Payments. And on Monday afternoon, Price told his employees...
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Apr 16, 2015  Cherry blossoms in the spring really make the season sing. The Japanese gave thousands of cherry trees as a gift to this country more than a century ago. And in Japan these days, says our CBS News colleague Seth Doane...
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Apr 16, 2015  When you were young and thinking about what sort of job you wanted to have when you grew up, here's one I'll bet you didn't consider: Shepherd. James Rebanks is a shepherd who's known by his Twitter handle: "herdyshepherd1"...
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Apr 16, 2015  Engineering students in Canada have created a robotic sailboat - or "Sailbot." It is 18 feet long - and this summer, they will try to sail it across the Atlantic Ocean without anyone on board. Kristoffer Vik Hansen is co-captain of the team...
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Apr 15, 2015  Here in the United States, three out of four of us prefer coffee over tea. However, that's been shifting, slowly-but-surely, and there's one particular Japanese tea called "Matcha" that has a pretty good morning caffeine kick...
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Apr 15, 2015  For many of us, spring is a welcomed delight - especially after a winter like this past one. But for people with hay fever, spring is not always so pleasant. Fortunately, how we're treating hay fever is changing - and for the better...
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Apr 15, 2015  There is such a thing as getting too much of a good thing - and that includes sitting down for too long, especially at the office. One of the solutions to this problem that's been getting some attention is the "treadmill desk." However...
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Apr 15, 2015  Dengue fever is a viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes. And more than a third of the world's population lives in areas at risk for possible infection - and the dengue virus is a leading cause of death in the tropics and the subtropics...
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Apr 14, 2015  If you want what you want when you want it - whatever it is - on demand, your time has come to get that, we are given to understand. For you are an instant service craver, says our CBS News colleague Rita Braver...
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Apr 14, 2015  Sharks do not like to eat people - at least, that is what most scientists believe. Because many shark attacks are on surfers, there is a theory that the sharks might be mistaking surfboards for seals - which sharks do like to eat...
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Apr 14, 2015  The Rooibos is an evergreen shrub indigenous to South Africa. For centuries, its leaves have been used to make herbal tea. Now, a South African vintner uses the wood stems of Rooibos plants to make wine - replacing traditional oak...
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Apr 14, 2015  Some students in Switzerland have created a turbulence-free, eco-friendly, underwater robot - inspired by and designed after the cuttlefish. It is not only inconspicuous and environmentally friendly, but also very maneuverable...
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Apr 13, 2015  Hillary Clinton has made it official, online: She's running for President. It is her second bid for the White House. What are her chances this time around? That, of course, was all of the talk on the Sunday talk shows yesterday...
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Apr 13, 2015  In business when a new startup is starting up, or a new product is being introduced, or existing businesses merge - the first question is the same one new parents face: "What to call the baby?" Branding can spell success - or failure...
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Apr 13, 2015  As companies come up with new products, they also need to come up with new brand names for them. That is why a lot of companies come to David Placek. He and his company are in the naming business - the "name game," if you like...
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Apr 13, 2015  Wind power has come a long way in the last few decades. But if it's ever going to replace fossil fuels in a major way, it needs to become more cost-effective. One idea to help get there is being developed at Vanderbilt University in Nashville...
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Apr 10, 2015  The image of Texas is rapidly changing. Cattle and oil in Texas have always been king. But now, there is cotton, cattle and cabernet. Cabernet? Yes, you heard that right. The Texas Hill Country has now become wine country...
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Apr 10, 2015  An electric eel is one animal that you don't want to mess with. Its ability to generate a current up to 600 volts seems like something out of science fiction. But how does it do that? Ask Prof. Ken Catania of Vanderbilt University...
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Apr 10, 2015  Have you ever laughed even when you didn't find something funny? Maybe a colleague at work made a bad joke and you sort of forced yourself to laugh? We're beginning to understand the difference between a hearty laugh and a fake laugh...
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Apr 10, 2015  There is a lizard in South America that is turning some heads, because it has a rather large nose. Sounds like "Pinocchio," doesn't it? In fact, it's nickname is "The Pinocchio Lizard." It was thought to be extinct back in the 1950s...
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Apr 9, 2015  The stories told at a former sugar cane plantation in Louisiana - now a slavery museum - should tug at the heart of every American, black or white. There you'll find, says our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller...
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Apr 9, 2015  On our last broadcast, our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller took us to a former sugar cane plantation in Louisiana that has been made into a museum about slavery. We learned she has a more than passing interest in the subject..
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Apr 9, 2015  Jim Brown was a great football player, but football wasn't the only sport that he was great at. In fact, football isn't even the only sport for which he's in the Hall of Fame. And what is his other favorite sport, you ask?
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Apr 9, 2015  Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects a person's movement. It has many unpleasant symptoms, but perhaps the most dangerous is its effect on balance. But a device in Sweden could help...
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Apr 8, 2015  Just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia - "The City of Brotherly Love" - lies Camden, New Jersey - which until recently says our CBS News colleague Jericka Duncan, had a different nickname...
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Apr 8, 2015  Electric cars are great for short commutes and running errands. When they first hit the market a few years ago, many of them were leased. But now, a lot of those leases are about to expire - and that means a greater supply for used electric cars...
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Apr 8, 2015  In music, Frank Sinatra was known as "Ol' Blue Eyes," of course. And in the movies, it was Paul Newman who flashed his baby blues in one role after another. What if you could change brown eyes to blue, permanently?
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Apr 8, 2015  What if you could steer a robotic helicopter, with only the power of your own thoughts? Sounds like magic or maybe just a clever trick. But the scientist behind the technology at the University of Minnesota says that it is no trick at all...
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Apr 7, 2015  If the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday were still alive, this would be her one-hundredth birthday. The music world celebrates her centennial today, inducting her into the Walk of Fame at New York's Apollo Theater...
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Apr 7, 2015  Billie Holiday's voice was not a big, brassy instrument - says jazz critic Stanley Crouch. "She didn't have a big sound. And she didn't do a bunch of tricks," he told Anthony Mason. "But the feeling she could project was immense..."
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Apr 7, 2015  Rugby is a tough sport. And since pro-football players here are worried about concussions and possible long-term brain damage, it makes sense that pro-rugby players in London would be worried, too - says our CBS News colleague Charlie D'Agata...
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Apr 7, 2015  For ages, people have wanted to fly like a bird. Remember the children in "Peter Pan"? Well, from Switzerland comes a full-body flight simulator, which enables you to feel the sensations of flying like a bird - while staying on the ground...
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Apr 6, 2015  Steve Hartman is a wonderful storyteller. And he told one on "Sunday Morning" about two young boys - a World War II aircraft carrier, the Yorktown, now retired - and an old World War II vet, also retired, who served on the Yorktown...
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Apr 6, 2015  Baseball is back. Fans get to enjoy the crack of the bat, the smell of fresh-cut grass - and those few simple notes as the batter stands in at home plate. Paul Cartier plays for the New York Yankees, you know. The position he plays is: Organist ...
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Apr 6, 2015  Being a chef or a caterer is not easy - and the hardest part of all may be just getting started. There is a place in Washington called "Union Kitchen" that tries to help. It is known as a "food incubator," says our CBS News colleague Chip Reid...
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Apr 6, 2015  We've been hearing a lot about unmanned aircraft - or "drones," as they're called. Infinium Robotics - a company in Singapore - is developing a new kind of drone with a very specific purpose: waiting tables at restaurants...
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Apr 3, 2015  The New York International Auto Show opens to the public today - and some of the cars on display already have features that will be incorporated into the cars of the future, the not too distant future at that. Take self-driving cars, for example...
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Apr 3, 2015  The poet Joyce Kilmer once wrote: "Poems are made by fools like me - but only God can make a tree." But, Man plants trees today for wood. And that's why the wood is not as good as it was in the old days - not as good in many ways...
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Apr 3, 2015  Sometimes, a swim in the ocean can turn into anything but a day at the beach - dangerous rip currents can pull you out to sea in a hurry. That is why a teacher and some of his students are developing a lifeguard drone to help swimmers in distress...
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Apr 3, 2015  A sting from an insect can be painful. But for a scientist in Arizona, getting stung is a bit of a thrill. Dr. Justin Schmidt is an entomologist who has been cataloging the pain and agony of certain insect stings for more than thirty years now...
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Apr 2, 2015  In Southern California, it's been too hot and too dry. It was hoped that the drought might end, but it persists. And along the coast, says our CBS News colleague John Blackstone, hundreds of sea lions and their pups have been stranded...
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Apr 2, 2015  The "Final Four" takes place this weekend - and for basketball fans, what's known as "March Madness" goes by fast, doesn't it? Seems only yesterday that people were starting to choose their brackets, based on one favorite formula or another...
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Apr 2, 2015  They say once you're hooked on quilts and quilting, you're hooked for good. Our CBS News colleague Barry Petersen found a woman in Wisconsin who pleads "Quilty as Charged." Her name is Trudie Hughes, and listen to her schedule...
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Apr 2, 2015  When people think of gun clubs and firing ranges, they tend to think of them as stark and austere places with a singular focus on target practice. But now, some gun clubs are going more upscale, says our CBS News colleague Chip Reid...
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Apr 1, 2015  It's true in life as well as sport: great teaching gives us the ability to understand the possibilities. It's a fight - but you can win it, as our colleague James Brown tells us in a report tonight for "60 Minutes Sports" on Showtime...
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Apr 1, 2015  Waiters and waitresses make a lot of their money from the tips that their customers leave them. Tips are great, of course - but they're also unpredictable. And these days, some restaurants are getting rid of tipping altogether...
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Apr 1, 2015  An engineer in Poland has developed a robot that can not only help diagnose muscle damage, but can also customize physical therapy programs that are both effective and entertaining. The name of the robot is "Luna"...
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Apr 1, 2015  Chimpanzees are smart. They may not be writing books or sending tweets just yet, but they do seem to have language skills. They not only learn to talk to each other - but they also learn what amounts to foreign languages...
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Mar 31, 2015  Frank Sinatra was born in December of 1915 - which means that if he were still alive, he would be coming up on his 100th birthday. As our Sunday Morning colleague Mo Rocca put it the other day, looking back on Sinatra's legendary life...
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Mar 31, 2015  Frank Sinatra died 17 years ago when he was 82 years old. He never wanted to stop singing, of course. But the fact that he was born a hundred years ago this year means we'll be hearing his recordings between now and this December 12th...
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Mar 31, 2015  Lisa Miccolis loves her cafe in Philadelphia. But the founder of what's called "The Monkey and The Elephant Cafe" says it's not just the caffeine that perks her up - so does helping former foster kids make the transition to adulthood...
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Mar 31, 2015  Nobody likes potholes - especially after a particularly harsh winter. They can ruin tires, damage the rest of your vehicle, even injure people. Spotting them and repairing them takes time, but a special van could help speed things up...
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Mar 30, 2015  Doctors will typically put patients who have atrial fibrillation on medications, and yet they can have dangerous side effects - and some people just can't tolerate them. Now, though, there is a small device that can replace those medications...
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Mar 30, 2015  Monopoly is one of the most popular board games in the world. As the story goes, Parker Brothers bought the patent for the game in 1935 from Charles Darrow. But our CBS News colleague David Begnaud met someone who took another look...
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Mar 30, 2015  The reason the so-called "superbugs" like MRSA that don't respond to known antibiotics have become such a terrible problem is that the antibiotics that would kill them cannot be cultivated in a petri dish. But, at Northeastern University...
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Mar 30, 2015  If you work in any office these days, try to remember all the security "stuff" that you need to get anything done. Did you forget your ID card that you have to swipe to get into the building? Or the password for your computer?
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Mar 27, 2015  Vehicle-to-vehicle - or "v2v" - technology, says our CBS News colleague Kris Van Cleave, is an opportunity to prevent a lot of car crashes and save a lot of lives. But it may now be asked to make room for wi-fi...
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Mar 27, 2015  Dr. Oskar Aszmann of the Medical University of Vienna says he wanted to help patients who had lost the use of their hands in catastrophic accidents - so, he came up with a radical new surgery that he calls "bionic reconstruction"...
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Mar 27, 2015  Bicycles are a fun, fast, clean and efficient way of getting around - but they can also be dangerous, especially while they're moving through traffic. Scientists in The Netherlands have come up with a "smart bike" to navigate that...
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Mar 27, 2015  Designers at the University of Hertfordshire in Britain have created robots they say are not only excellent listeners, but also have emotional memories. They are, in effect, social creatures that just happen to be machines...
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Mar 26, 2015  If you're a commuter, you know what rush hour can be like: traffic. No fun for anyone. And the more traffic there is, the more stress for commuters. But, there is idea that just might help - and that's "virtual traffic lights"...
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Mar 26, 2015  Do you like taking your car to get it serviced? Most people don't. You sit for what feels like an eternity in a small waiting room. But these days, some dealerships are trying to change that, says our CBS News colleague Kristine Johnson...
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Mar 26, 2015  The human immune system is the most efficient weapon for fighting disease. A method of activating this weapon is what some researchers at Harvard have discovered. It's a nanotechnology, says Prof. David Mooney...
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Mar 26, 2015  You have to be careful what you put into an e-mail. It can come back to haunt you. You can't always erase it - even if you want to. Now, websites are a completely different story - and that's where the Internet Archive comes in...
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Mar 25, 2015  We haven't heard much about American manned spaceflight since the Space Shuttle stopped flying four years ago. But the day after tomorrow, astronaut Scott Kelly will hitch a ride on a Russian Soyuz for the International Space Station...
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Mar 25, 2015  On our previous broadcast, we were talking about the upcoming attempt to break the American record for time spent in space. Astronaut Scott Kelly doesn't worry much about what will happen to him in the twelve months he'll spend in space...
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Mar 25, 2015  OK, this is not the most pressing problem the world faces right now, but it is one that we apparently have been able to solve. You know how when you've used up most of a tube of toothpaste, that there's always some of it that you just can't out?
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Mar 25, 2015  Most of us hear with our ears - but sadly, those of us who are deaf lack that ability. There is something in the works that could change that - by substituting the tongue for the ear. It's a device that fits onto the roof of your mouth...
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Mar 24, 2015  Do you think there's life on other planets? Well, that is a question that we're always trying to answer, of course. But there's another question, too: If there is life "out there," what would it look like? Probably not like you or me...
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Mar 24, 2015  Have you ever met a pen maker? Anna Williams makes pens out of wood. They're very special, very good - excellent, to tell the truth - surprising, given Anna's youth. She lives in Glendale, New York, says our CBS News colleague Lauren Lyster...
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Mar 24, 2015  Flies sure do know how to get around - and they sure know how to get in our way. Most of us just try to swat the flies or shoo them away. But a few of us have been looking at how flies move - as a way to improve how we can make things move...
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Mar 24, 2015  This winter sure made flying more of a hassle than usual in many parts of this country - and more work for crews having to de-ice planes before takeoff. You need antifreeze to de-ice a plane, and the process is not as easy as you might think...
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Mar 23, 2015  In the space of one year, as much as 14 million tons of plastic trash gets added to the oceans. Can anyone do anything about this? At least one man thinks so. His name is Lenny Arkinstall - and our CBS News colleague Omar Villafranca met him...
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Mar 23, 2015  On our previous broadcast, we told you about a California man - Lenny Arkinstall - who has set out to remove as much as of the plastic waste as he can from wetlands before the debris floats into the Pacific Ocean...
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Mar 23, 2015  Leather looks nice and feels nice, but a lot of people don't realize that it's actually quite dirty to make. After the tanning process that produces leather, manufacturers are left with a large amount of a toxic sludge...
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Mar 23, 2015  If you suffer from a lot of knee pain, particularly the kind that comes from a damaged meniscus, you don't have a lot of good options. But there is something in the works that could change all that: a plastic meniscus...
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