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Amazon's Echo Look debuts, igniting privacy concerns

Amazon debuted the “Echo Look” on Wednesday, a $200 device with a built-in camera designed to allow users to take selfies, organize their wardrobes, and solicit style advice from friends.  But as Amazon celebrates the debut, privacy advocates are warning that Amazon Echo Look could potentially peer into users’ most intimate moments at home.  Amazon’s […]
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Parents turn to technology to keep teen drivers out of harm's way

WASHINGTON — Smartphones, cars and teenagers make a dangerous combination. But, now there’s a smartphone app that may save lives. Sarah Gregory’s been driving for about a year. Her parents asked her to download an app that tracks and scores her performance every time she’s behind the wheel. We asked her if she would consider […]
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Can you find the snake hiding in these dried leaves?

Snakes can be masters of camouflage, artfully blending into their surroundings thanks to the coloration and patterns of their scales. Mashable brought our attention to an image that will freak out people who worry about snakes and fascinate everyone else. It shows a patch of ground covered in dried leaves and challenges us to find the snaking […]
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NASA’s Cassini Saturn probe goes where no spacecraft ever has

Using its large dish antenna as a shield, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, virtually out of gas after 13 years orbiting Saturn, streaked between the gas giant’s cloud tops and its innermost rings early Wednesday in the first of 22 somewhat risky “Grand Finale” orbits to collect a final set of priceless data before crashing into the atmosphere […]
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This state leads the nation in UFO sightings

This vintage-style photo is an artist’s conception of a UFO sighting, not the real thing. Getty Images/iStockphoto For Californians, the truth is out there. “UFO Sightings Desk Reference,” a new book on reported UFO sightings, found that California had the most reports of visual encounters with unidentified objects in the United States. This includes hundreds […]
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Artificial womb for baby lamb raises hope for preemies

Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies. Remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind incubator so closely mimics a human woman that it just might work. Today, premature infants weighing as little as a pound are hooked to ventilators and other machines inside incubators. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is aiming […]
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“Climate of Hope”: More jobs in clean energy, not coal

A new CBS News poll shows a majority of Americans have a pessimistic view about prospects for the environment, with 57 percent believing it will be worse for the next generation. Only 12 percent believe the environment will be better than it is today. But a new book by former New York City Mayor Michael […]
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Post-march, science advocates prep for marathon

The March for Science brought tens of thousands of science supporters into the streets of Washington, D.C., and to around 500 satellite marches around the world on Saturday. Now, supporters say, the challenge is to turn the energy in the streets into sustained science advocacy. Play Video CBSN Marchers gather to defend science on Earth Day Marchers […]
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Culinary world gets creative to cut food waste

More than 40 percent of food waste ends up in our landfills every year, but a new movement is underway to change that by finding creative ways to repurpose leftover ingredients. Gunnar Gíslason is an internationally known chef who doesn’t want to let any food go to waste. “Everything is about not throwing away something […]
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Controversy sheds light on how companies use your emails

Your email is watching you. The recent revelation in a New York Times interview that the ride-share service Uber pays for data culled from unsuspecting users’ emails sheds light on an industry that capitalizes on the widespread collection of information obtained by tracking users’ online activity. Some of the most widely used email programs and […]