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What does it take to put on a drone light show?

The popularity of drones is soaring. Some, like the synchronized Shooting Star drones created by Intel, are now lifting off in swarms to perform light shows in the night sky.  CBS News correspondent Carter Evans went behind the scenes to see what it takes to turn a dark California night into a canvas in the […]
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Kid podcaster sharing his curiosity for science with the world

WILMETTE, Ill. — Nate Butkus brings a wide-eyed wonderment to science class that only a 6-year-old can. But his interest in learning doesn’t stop in the classroom, reports CBS News’ Dean Reynolds. Nate Butkus in class CBS News About once a month, from an attic studio in his home, Nate records a podcast called “The […]
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Crash test dummies getting heavier to keep up with American waistline

April 27, 2017, 6:50 PM| The crash test dummy was designed nearly 50 years ago, when the average American man stood 5 feet 9 inches and weighed 170 pounds. But as Americans have expanded, crash test dummies will, too, to ensure that cars are safe for the modern age. Kris Van Cleave has more.
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Ancient Neanderthal DNA survived in caves

DNA from two extinct human relatives — the Neanderthals, and a mysterious branch of humanity called the Denisovans — has been detected in the ancient mud of caves, even though those caves hold no fossils of those individuals, new research shows. The finding suggests that scientists could detect such extinct lineages in places devoid of […]
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Cassini spots “giant hurricane” on Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings April 26, snapping the closest-ever views of Saturn’s atmosphere. The raw images, which began to stream back early this morning, indicating the probe had survived its journey, show intricate structures and a dark, swirling storm-like feature (which NASA called a “giant hurricane”). NASA’s Cassini spacecraft grabbed this raw […]
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Artificial wombs could increase premature babies' chances of survival

April 26, 2017, 9:11 PM| Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have developed artificial wombs that could eventually increase premature babies’ chances of survival. Dr. Arthur Caplan from NYU School of Medicine joins CBSN to explain how this technology could combat serious the effects that can result from preterm birth.
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Humans in California 130,000 years ago? Study sees clues

A hominid species may have lived in what is now California as long as 130,000 years ago — turning the record of early humans in North America upside down, according to a provocative paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature.  Scientists say an archaeological site in San Diego County shows tell-tale evidence of human behavior: […]
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Why humans and elephants take same time to poop

David Hu is associate professor of mechanical engineering and biology and adjunct associate professor of physics at Georgia Institute of Technology. Patricia Yang is a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces. So did the Egyptians, the […]
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Behold the hidden landscapes of the polar seafloor

These plough marks in the central Barents Sea were likely formed by huge flat-bottomed floating icebergs, bigger than the ones floating in the Arctic today. British Antarctic Survey Ocean scientists often say that humans know more about the surface of Mars than the seafloor of Earth. Under the icy water surrounding Earth’s poles, there’s a […]
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Can Facebook solve its violent video problem?

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage last week to make his biggest speech of the year, he did something he probably wasn’t expecting to do just a few days earlier: He acknowledged Facebook’s role in a grisly video posted to the social network. Two days before Zuckerberg’s speech, a man shared a video […]