The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: How to watch

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 2:27pm
Here's how you can watch the Perseid meteor shower streak across the sky as it hits its peak
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Woman asks courts to restore her Pokemon-shattered privacy

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 8:07am
Barbra-Lyn Schaeffer moved to tiny Canadian village for peace and quiet, but she's become mired in digital monsterdom
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Refugees cling to Wi-Fi in the Jungle of Calais

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:41pm
Thousands of refugees in northern France rely on Internet access and mobile tech for human contact
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Why did the Rio Olympics diving pool turn green?

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:24pm
Olympics fans and athletes alike were surprised to see the diving pool turn a mysterious, murky green shade
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New details emerge on how America was colonized

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:13pm
New research challenges the commonly accepted story of the continent's earliest people
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New, unexpected threat to humpback whales revealed

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 5:14pm
Humpbacks are normally adaptable -- but a new study points to a surprising factor that might be disrupting their ability to feed
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Grimy biofilm on Jefferson Memorial baffles scientists

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:51pm
What is the black crud engulfing one of the nation's most hallowed monuments?
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Space station cargo flights delayed

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:04pm
Two upcoming cargo flights to the space station have been delayed because of technical issues, but two spacewalks remain on track
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Google Chrome to push Flash closer to extinction

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:05pm
A new version of the Chrome browser, due out in December, will replace the once-popular Flash plug-in
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Farmers grow grapes that taste like cotton candy

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:28pm
We're all familiar with fruit-flavored candy, but what about candy-flavored fruit? Two California farmers are enjoying the sweet success of growing grapes with unexpected tastes. One variety even mimics the flavor of cotton candy. Carter Evans visited their farm to see how they do it, and what other treats they have on the vine.
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Facebook to sidestep ad blocker technology

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:28am
Facebook is taking on software that shuts out advertisements. Ad-blocking software removes commercial posts from your page, but the world's biggest social network is making it more difficult for ad blockers to distinguish between ads and user content. NewYorker.com editor and CBS News contributor Nicholas Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the shift.
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Growing fear over 2016 elections cyberattack

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:27am
Concerns are growing over the possibility of a hacked presidential election. Roughly 70 percent of states in the U.S. use some form of electronic voting. Hackers tell CBS News problems with electronic voting machines have been around for years, but now with millions heading to the polls in three months, security experts are sounding the alarm. Mireya Villarreal reports.
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Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 8:52am
With millions heading to the polls in three months, concerns are growing over the possibility of a rigged presidential election
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Olympics of dating: Tinder says usage is skyrocketing in Rio

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:48pm
Some 450,000 condoms have been allocated for athletes in Rio, more than three times as many as in London
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Powerful solar storm triggered 1967 military alert

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 8:55pm
A new report on the Cold War incident reveals aircraft scrambled after a solar storm "jammed" early warning radars
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Paralyzed hiker takes on 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 8:38pm
Stacey Kozel began hiking the Appalachian Trail in March with the help of computer-powered braces she controls with her hips
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Facebook blocks the ad blockers, gives users new tools

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 8:36pm
Some big changes at Facebook will combat ad blocking software but give users more say in the ads they see
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​Could the moon be America's next economic frontier?

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 7:58pm
Moon Express, the first company approved to fly to Earth's natural satellite, will start with lunar burials
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What science gets wrong about single life, marriage

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 5:00pm
"There are so many false beliefs out there," says the author of a book about singlehood
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What video games, social media may mean for kids' grades

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:31pm
A study finds online gamers and frequent Facebook users may have different outcomes at school
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