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Apr 22, 2014  On this day in 1954, Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin began what came to be known as the "Army-McCarthy Hearings" - which were ultimately considered a disaster for McCarthy, with commentators accusing him of bullying witnesses...
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Apr 22, 2014  A new study finds at least a half a million children with coughs in this country were given cough suppressants with the pain medication codeine between 2001 and 2010. And in some pediatric emergency rooms, they're still doing that...
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Apr 22, 2014  Southern California as a whole has seen an increase in seismic activity recently. But now, some researchers in France are working on an experiment that could one day shield cities from earthquakes and the damage they can cause...
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Apr 22, 2014  With the spring, says our CBS colleague Steve Hartman, comes the ping - the ping of a bat hitting a baseball. And Steve found that sound changed everything for a California man named Donnie Edison. It gave him hope...
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Apr 21, 2014  Efforts to take natural resources like trees and plants and break them down into sources of energy are difficult at best. But what if we could create trees specifically designed to be processed into paper and biofuel?
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Apr 21, 2014  Many of us go through life chasing caffeine. Whether it's that first cup of coffee in the morning - or a can of soda later in the day - we crave that caffeine pick-me-up. And it turns out caffeine may be good for more than just revving you up - it may also jolt your memory.
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Apr 21, 2014  For many of us, a good night's sleep can be hard to come by. And if you're a smoker, restful sleep may be even more difficult to find - because of tobacco-causing molecular changes in your body.
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Apr 21, 2014  Here's an idea that makes you wonder why nobody thought of it before. We spend a lot of money to light our roads at night. Why not make the ROADS light themselves?
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Apr 18, 2014  Top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, Europe and the United States agreed in Geneva yesterday on steps to try to defuse the nasty escalation of violence in parts of Ukraine and threats of more...
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Apr 18, 2014  The number of people filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to 304,000. That's 2000 more than the week before...
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Apr 18, 2014  Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 stunned America. And we waned to hit back as hard and as soon as possible. Unfortunately the United States seemed to be in no position to take any military action...
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Apr 18, 2014  There are fake works of art that are being given the white love treatment at the D'Amour museum in Springfield Massachusetts...
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Apr 17, 2014  This is Poetry Month, and poems are sweet. But not in a 140 character tweet...
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Apr 17, 2014  In her first major policy speech as Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen explained yesterday the the Fed has shifted its emphasis from guarding against future inflation and high interest rates, to addressing the shortfall in jobs.
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Apr 17, 2014  These days when there's an improvement in economic numbers, there's often a but. In announcing an improvement in last months housing starts, for example...
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Apr 17, 2014  When Fidel Castro's rebels came out of the mountains entered Havana and overthrew the Batista dictatorship, Castro set up a brutal Communist dictatorship of his own...
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Apr 17, 2014  This is Poetry Month, and poems are sweet. But not in a 140 character tweet...
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Apr 16, 2014  It's happening so often now in this country that that somebody takes a gun into a school, a theatre, a church or mall and starts shooting people...that they've had to come up with something to CALL such a person...
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Apr 16, 2014  The American grilling tradition is being raked over the coals by the price of beef. The latest figures show the average price of beef climbed to $5.28 a pound in February...
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Apr 16, 2014  It was 52 years ago this day ... April 16th 1962 ... that 45-year-old Walter Cronkite first took the anchor chair of the CBS Evening News...
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Apr 16, 2014  Unlike being surrounded by hundreds of pounds of metal while inside a car or truck, bike riders have precious little protecting them in the event of an accident save for their helmet...
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Apr 15, 2014  Next Monday, a million people will line the streets of Boston to watch the Boston Marathon. All too aware of the awful and despicable thing that happened last year...
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Apr 15, 2014  April 15th, 1947 is an important day for sports fans - and for America too. It was the day Jackie Robinson became the person of color to play Major League Baseball in the modern era...
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Apr 15, 2014  Caterpillars sit fairly low on the food chain - and have a few things going against them. Now, scientists have discovered one species of caterpillar that actually scares off predators - with puffs of smoke...
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Apr 15, 2014  People often ask me why I don't retire since I'm well past the normal retirement age. People often ask Joe Brown that too. He's 98 years old and a barber...
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Apr 14, 2014  It was on this day 149 years ago, that President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, shot in the head while watching a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington...
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Apr 14, 2014  Scientists have long known that dolphins are intelligent creatures but have spent decades trying to prove if they have their own language. Now, researchers believe that they've made a major step in that direction...
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Apr 14, 2014  It's the fashion these days to ditch your car as much as you can and find other ways to get around. And bicycling has become a primary source of transportation for people around the world...
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Apr 14, 2014  Anyone who's ever had a remote-controlled toy car knows that they topple over if you try to make a turn while they're going too fast. To figure out how to modify high-speed vehicles so that they won't topple, a team at the University of Cape Town in South Africa didn't have to look far...
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Apr 11, 2014  Four Presidents took part in this week's summit at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas - commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 fifty years ago: Former Presidents Carter, Clinton, George W. Bush - and, President Barack Obama...
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Apr 11, 2014  There's something romantic about writing a message, putting it in a bottle and tossing it into the sea. You wonder how far will it go - and who might read it someday. And who knows? Maybe it would even change someone's life...
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Apr 11, 2014  Those of us in radio are especially sensitive about our ears. We need to be able to hear well to do our jobs. But many people don't hear clearly - and something called tinnitus is often a cause. The experts say: Turn down the volume...
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Apr 11, 2014  There are lots of mysteries about earthquakes: Where they happen and when - how and why. But some experts think that they have solved at least one of the mysteries about quakes: Why some of them seem to produce strange, glowing lights...
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Apr 10, 2014  Starting in 2016, women in the U.S. Military will be eligible for combat duty. An Army survey shows 22 percent of enlisted women would be interested in that. And the Army now realizes it better find out how fit is fit enough to go into combat...
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Apr 10, 2014  The hit of the Hanover Messe Trade Fair in Germany ... the thing there's been the most buzz about ... was a bionic kangaroo designed by the German industrial engineering firm Festo. Why on Earth would they build such a thing?
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Apr 10, 2014  A new kind of thinking cap has come along. All it is a nine volt battery. The current is directed by researchers at Vanderbilt University, right through the brain's medial frontal cortex. Believe it or not, it doesn't hurt...
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Apr 10, 2014  Just where you least expect it, social media has a way of coming in handy - maybe even essential. Scientists say Twitter can help better track flu outbreaks within a city - a tool which could help people get treated faster...
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Apr 9, 2014  The other day, the U.S. Navy revealed a new weapon that's been under secret development for years. Now, objects built for speed including bullets have to be smooth and sleek. But the projectile fired from this weapon is about the size of a breadbox - but chunky...
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Apr 9, 2014  The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration is forecasting a slight break for motorists on gas prices this summer. One penny. That's pretty slight alright...
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Apr 9, 2014  Consider this scenario: You are at a restaurant with friends. You're trying to be healthy, so you're eyeing a salad. And then, your friend next to you orders a mouth-watering hamburger. Well, suddenly, a salad doesn't sound so spectacular.
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Apr 9, 2014  For years, scientists have been working on ways to help blind people "see" the world around them without actually using their eyes...
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Apr 8, 2014  Millions of people turned out over the weekend to vote in Afghanistan's presidential election. That took tremendous courage, considering the Taliban. Just ask a little girl for whom Taliban violence has been more than just a threat...
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Apr 8, 2014  For first responders to a nuclear accident, an Israeli company has developed an anti-radiation belt. Worn around the waist, it's designed to protect the pelvic area where most of the body's renewable bone marrow is concentrated...
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Apr 8, 2014  To get the most benefit and enjoyment from eating, a "Slow Food Movement" has developed. And to discourage the bing-ding-slam-bam sort of electronic reading we now do, there is a "Slow Reading Movement" - in both cases, to help the digestion...
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Apr 8, 2014  If somebody is lying to you, how do you know? Perhaps the person you think may be lying starts looking away from you - or begins to act nervous. Well, it turns out that that sort of visual cue may not be as effective as we think...
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Apr 7, 2014  Sports seasons overlap - great time for sports fans and the athletes they root for. Our CBS News colleague Susan Spencer chose this time to ask an age-old sports question: Are elite athletes born to greatness - or can practice make perfect?
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Apr 7, 2014  In her nature-vs.-nurture look at athleticism, our CBS News colleague Susan Spencer used a TV clip from "Seinfeld" - about watching the New York City Marathon. Well, it turns out Seinfeld was on to something, says author David Epstein...
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Apr 7, 2014  The next time you're in a room late at night, turn off all the lights - and then move your hand. Can you see it? You might think, "Of course not! It's pitch black in here!" But, our human eyes and brains may be more amazing than we realize...
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Apr 7, 2014  The most useful materials around are those that are strong - strong, but thin - so thin they're transparent - and light, so light it hardly weighs anything - and so malleable, it bends and stretches into any shape you want. Take graphene...
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Apr 4, 2014  This week's earthquake and aftershocks off the coast of Chile are a reminder that the big waves from a tsunami can be more dangerous than the quake itself. Scientists with NOAA who are working on a better tsunami warning system know that...
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Apr 4, 2014  Texting while driving is against the law in 43 of the 50 states. But the TV ads the Department of Transportation will run starting next week will be seen nationwide. Some of the ads are pretty graphic, and there's a reason for that...
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Apr 4, 2014  Scientists are developing wearable electronics that run on energy produced by naturally occurring chemical processes in the blood - electricity that can be stored in "biofuel cells" that power pacemakers and other medical applications...
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Apr 4, 2014  If you're lucky enough to spend some time in Paris, you may have noticed something odd on some of the city's iconic bridges: Locks. And I don't mean locks in the water - I mean padlocks. Believe it or not, the padlocks are a tradition...
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Apr 3, 2014  Jobs depend on supply and demand - and we've seen a tough job market in the past few years. When employers have been hiring, it's often seemed slow-but-steady, like the Tortoise who beat the Hare - slow and steady wins the race...
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Apr 3, 2014  A 14-year-old boy in Pittsburgh says he's found a way to save taxpayers millions of dollars simply by using a different font on government documents. The font, as you know, is the typeface - says our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller...
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Apr 3, 2014  A lot of the news we get is bad news - not very uplifting, most of it. But our CBS News colleague Dean Reynolds can report something downright awe inspiring in Central Nebraska: the migratory chorus of sand hill cranes...
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Apr 3, 2014  A lot of us exercise by running. That's good for our waistlines - but it's also, in another sense, a waste of a lot of good energy. Well, a clever young man in India has come up with a way to use running, to produce electricity...
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Apr 2, 2014  Well, I wish I could say "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is coming up. But I didn't get that assignment - our CBS News colleague Elaine Quijano did. She got a chance to tour the sweet success of a major candy maker, Mars Incorporated...
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Apr 2, 2014  Methane is a greenhouse gas produced by gas and oil drilling, cattle and by landfills. Landfills are full of garbage. New York City adds more than three million tons of garbage to landfills each year, says our CBS News colleague Jeff Glor...
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Apr 2, 2014  By now, I'm sure you're familiar with texting and tweeting. But for you fans of the newest, latest, fastest thing in internet communication, here comes "Spritzing." The words pop onto the screen one at a time, but fast - really, really fast...
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Apr 2, 2014  Jason Barnes is a drummer. And he's living his musical dreams, despite a freak accident that could have ended it all. Thanks to a robotic prosthetic, Jason is still able to keep making music. And the beat goes on...
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Apr 2, 2014  Jason Barnes is a drummer. And he's living his musical dreams, despite a freak accident that could have ended it all. Thanks to a robotic prosthetic, Jason is still able to keep making music. And the beat goes on...
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Apr 1, 2014  If I were to tell you our CBS News colleague Jeff Pegues has a story from the Agriculture Department's Cotton Annex, you might expect a report on the important work being done there. But no! And I'm not telling you an April Fools' joke, either...
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Apr 1, 2014  Many diabetics have to take insulin every day of their lives - and the only way to take it has been by injection. But now, scientists have developed what they hope will be the first accepted insulin that can be taken in the form of a pill...
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Apr 1, 2014  When it comes to your eyes, a picture can be worth a thousand words. Dr. Robert Chang and his colleagues at Stanford University have made a device that lets anyone take high-quality pictures of their eyes - with their smartphone...
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Apr 1, 2014  Imagine how scary it must be to have an angry elephant rampaging through a village. In parts of India and Africa, it's a real problem. But now, experts are working on a solution: An elephant early-warning system...
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Mar 31, 2014  Bryan Cranston - the superb actor who plays the part of President Lyndon Johnson in the Broadway play "All the Way" - tells our CBS News colleague David Martin that he did not have mixed feelings about Johnson going into the production...
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Mar 31, 2014  In the dark days after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, the new President - Lyndon B. Johnson - rejected the advice of some of his aides who told him it was bad politics to try to pass a civil rights bill through Congress...
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Mar 31, 2014  Once upon a time, there was a movie about a boy named Ferris Bueller - who faked being sick, so he could skip school and create all kinds of mischief. But the days of faking pain may be over, thanks to a computer with the right programming...
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Mar 31, 2014  The "touchscreen" on your smartphone is just that: a screen that you can touch. But, tapping that touchscreen is easier said than done if you're wearing a pair of gloves at the same time. Well, there's a solution for that - yes, a solution...
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Mar 28, 2014  Mary Jones was released this week after spending more than three decades in a California prison - for a crime she did not commit. During all those years behind bars, Jones started a Bible study and became known as 'Mother Mary'...
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Mar 28, 2014  These days, as never before, the medical world is so connected that if a new approach or procedure is tried by doctors anywhere, it will soon be considered by doctors everywhere. Take a new heart procedure called "ventricular enhancement"...
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Mar 28, 2014  When you want to learn something, do you typically just sit down, open a book and try pounding the data into your head? If you really want to learn something quickly, some experts are saying you need to get a move on - literally...
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Mar 28, 2014  A lot of us have high blood pressure, but taking your blood pressure is something you have to think about doing. Now, there's a blood pressure monitor that's so small that you don't have to think about using it - you just have to wear it...
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Mar 27, 2014  Patients in hospitals are there because they're sick, in need of some procedure or treatment. But there are also some patients who pick up an infection that they didn't have before - and they picked up that infection in the hospital...
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Mar 27, 2014  Uber's smartphone-booked Black Car Service and its new Uber-X ridesharing service have been so successful that the company is now offering transportation in 80 cities around the world. But, here come the lawsuits...
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Mar 27, 2014  There's an app for almost everything these days. And a new study reports that there's now an app for recovering alcoholics. It's called A-CHESS, short for "Addiction-Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System"...
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Mar 27, 2014  What are your earliest childhood memories? Your first word, perhaps? Well, psychologists have found that there seems to be a cutoff age for our very earliest memories - and after that, they seem to be gone for good...
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Mar 26, 2014  Man doesn't create all the air pollution in the world - a lot of it, though. And air pollution isn't the only cause of fatal disease. Also a lot of it, though - says Dr. Carlos Dora of the World Health Organization, which is out with a new report...
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Mar 26, 2014  What can travel as fast as a racehorse - and fly high as a mountain? No, not Superman. We're talking about the ladybug. The red-and-black insect that's smaller than your fingertip is much stronger and speedier than you might think...
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Mar 26, 2014  The Major League Baseball Season opens Saturday night - in this country, anyway. But the Los Angeles Dodgers are already 2 and 0 - and the Arizona Diamondbacks are already 0 and 2 - because they have already played games in Australia...
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Mar 26, 2014  There's money in synesthesia. That's the sound of a color, the color of a sound - the poetic suggestion of one of our senses by another. Will universities want to develop a fragrance of their own? Our colleague Mo Rocca sniffed around...
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Mar 25, 2014  Neither Jack Daniels nor George Dickel is alive today, except as brands of Tennessee Whiskey. They both have master distillers. Now, where you have whiskey, you have distillers. And where you have law, you have lawyers...
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Mar 25, 2014  Some scientists have come up with a new concept: quadcopters that fly as a group, an autonomous flock. Drones of a feather flock together - following instructions from the ground, with each aware of and responding to its neighbor's position...
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Mar 25, 2014  In California these days, the drought has left trees and brush and woodlands dry as tinder. No wonder there are so many forest and brushfires. Investigators of the two golf course fires found out what seemed like a remarkable coincidence...
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Mar 25, 2014  Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance Man. He created everything from the Mona Lisa to anatomical sketches to models of flying machines. A musician has brought to life something that Leonardo thought of, but never got around to making...
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Mar 24, 2014  For fifty years, the American shopping mall was the wonder of the retailing world. But today, malls across the U.S. are dying. No new enclosed mall has been built since 2006 - and half of all our malls may close in the next ten years...
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Mar 24, 2014  We were telling you earlier about the Rise and Fall of the American Shopping Mall. But as our CBS News colleague Mark Strassmann tells us, there's a formerly dying mall on the outskirts of Atlanta that's now thriving: Plaza Fiesta...
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Mar 24, 2014  Ari Nessel, who made a fortune in Dallas real estate, has set up a foundation called The Pollination Project. Instead of writing a big check to a known charity, he writes a thousand dollar check each day to someone who's just getting started...
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Mar 24, 2014  Have you and your friends ever hit on a brilliant-but-quirky idea and laughed it off and let it go? Five years ago when he was 21, Ben Kaufman got tired of letting it go - and actually started a business called Quirky. Yes, Quirky...
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Mar 21, 2014  President Obama announced new sanctions against Russia yesterday for its actions against Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea. Russia's President Putin says he's for self-determination - for the Crimeans...
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Mar 21, 2014  The bigger a cargo aircraft is, the more cargo it can carry. Designers in Britain say their Airlander 10 will burn 70 percent less fuel than traditional aircraft, despite being as long as a football field - the longest aircraft in the world...
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Mar 21, 2014  Our Sunday Morning colleague Mo Rocca is fascinated by American history and how it's affected the things we think and do and say today. He proposed doing a piece about an American word whose birthday's coming up this Sunday - and we said: OK...
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Mar 21, 2014  If you like to ski, a day on the slopes usually means turning off and tucking away your smartphone. But, there is a new type of "smart" ski goggles that let you stay connected while you're carving those turns downhill...
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Mar 20, 2014  Glioblastoma - the most common kind of brain cancer in American adults - is so aggressive that the usual survival rate is 12 to 14 months. But now, IBM - with its Watson cloud computing - is teaming up with The New York Genome Center...
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Mar 20, 2014  The tongue does not easily wrap itself around the word "infrastructure." Nor does the country's financial situation easily wrap itself around how much we need to fix everything that needs fixing: three trillion dollars plus...
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Mar 20, 2014  Tonight, when St. Joseph's University of Philadelphia goes up against the University of Connecticut in the NCAA Basketball Tournament - Phil "Tug" Martelli will be coaching the St. Joe's team. And, a little shadow coach will be there, too...
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Mar 20, 2014  Smog in places like Los Angeles comes from vehicle emissions and industrial fumes reacting with sunlight. It pollutes the atmosphere, and it's less than healthy to breathe. The sea might hold the key to potentially banishing the problem...
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Mar 19, 2014  Congress has instructed the FAA to start integrating drones into our national airspace by next summer - and the FAA has selected test sites in six states. One of those sites is deep in the heart of Texas, where John Huguley is mission commander...
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Mar 19, 2014  To get an MRI or X-Ray of a joint, the patient usually has to lie perfectly still. But now comes an MRI technique from California that can capture multiple scans per second while you move your wrist. The technique is called Active MRI...
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