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New Zealand Test Rocket Makes It to Space but Not to Orbit

New Zealand Test Rocket Makes It to Space but Not to Orbit

By Nick Perry | May 27
California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped.

Space Archaeology

Space Archaeology

May 25
Archaeologist Sarah Parcak uses satellite photos to locate ancient sites and she's finding them - thousands. Bill Whitaker reports on the game-changing method.

After 9 Months in Space, Mouse Sperm Yield Healthy Mice

After 9 Months in Space, Mouse Sperm Yield Healthy Mice

By Marcia Dunn | May 23
After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday.

Dubai Firm Dreams of Harvesting Icebergs for Water

Dubai Firm Dreams of Harvesting Icebergs for Water

By Fay Abuelgasim and Sam McNeil | May 20
A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles.

Study: Taking Abortion Pill at Home as Safe as In A Clinic

Study: Taking Abortion Pill at Home as Safe as In A Clinic

By Maria Cheng | May 19
Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study.

Killer Artificial Intelligence Returns in 'Alien: Covenant'

Killer Artificial Intelligence Returns in 'Alien: Covenant'

By Sandy Cohen | May 18
Modern movie culture would have you believe artificial intelligence is out to kill us all.

Global Tailpipe Tests Vastly Underestimate Diesel Pollution

Global Tailpipe Tests Vastly Underestimate Diesel Pollution

By Seth Borenstein | May 17
Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says.

Curiosity

Curiosity

May 17
A one-ton rover named Curiosity is on the hunt for answers and, as Bill Whitaker reports, the possibilities are "mind-blowing."

North Korea Warns That Nuclear-Armed Missile Can Strike U.S. Territory

North Korea Warns That Nuclear-Armed Missile Can Strike U.S. Territory

May 16
North Korea warns that its new missile is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Atlantic Council senior fellow Matthew Kroenig joined CBSN to discuss how the latest test impacts tensions in the region.

Glacier National Park Losing Its Signature Glaciers

Glacier National Park Losing Its Signature Glaciers

May 14
A new study shows that over the past 50 years glaciers in Glacier National Park have shrunk dramatically. The lead scientist on that study, Daniel Farge, joins CBSN to explain what the study found.

Expanded DNA Testing Leads to Charges in 1990s Slayings

Expanded DNA Testing Leads to Charges in 1990s Slayings

By Frank Eltman and Tom Hays | May 10
Since the "all crimes" database was created in 2012, the number offender genetic profiles in New York's files has risen from 453,520 to 618,712 in 2016.

Military Orbiter's Landing Rattles Florida with Sonic Boom

Military Orbiter's Landing Rattles Florida with Sonic Boom

May 9
The Air Force posted tweets that the X37B spacecraft landed Sunday morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral after 718 days in orbit.

Strawberry Scientist Sued Over the Fruits of His Research

Strawberry Scientist Sued Over the Fruits of His Research

By Scott Smith | May 8
When professor Douglas Shaw retired from the University of California at Davis and set up his own strawberry-breeding business, he found himself in a legal jam.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on God

Neil deGrasse Tyson on God

May 6
In this web exclusive, correspondent Martha Teichner asks the acclaimed astrophysicist, as he examines the universe, whether he believes in an all-powerful creator.

Nuke Waste Debate: Turn It Into Glass or Encase in Cement?

Nuke Waste Debate: Turn It Into Glass or Encase in Cement?

By Nicholas K. Geranios | May 6
Hanford has about 56 million gallons (211 million liters) of nuclear waste stored in underground tanks until it can be treated for permanent disposal. Some tanks date back to World War II and are leaking.

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