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Molten Lava Flow Closes in on Hawaiian Homes

SCIENCE | Friday Oct 31, 2014
The lava flow is less than 100 yards from a home in Pahoa, on the Big Island of Hawaii, where the government is promising to help the dozens of people who will need to evacuate in the coming days. Mileka Lincoln of Hawaii affiliate KGMB reports.

Rocket Bound for International Space Station Explodes

SCIENCE | Oct 30
A commercial rocket carrying supplies explodes just after lift-off in Virginia. Scott Pelley reports.

Google Working on Pill that Searches for Illnesses

SCIENCE | By Brandon Bailey | Oct 29
Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology.

The Enigma of WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing

SCIENCE | Oct 27
Anthony Mason visits with actor Benedict Cumberbatch to talk about his role as mathematician Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game," a new film recounting Turing's heroic (and tragic) life story.

Don't Go In The Water: Crabzilla Spotted Off British Pier?

SCIENCE | By EDGE | Oct 19
The website Weird Whitstable, dedicated to oddities of this British resort town, posted a picture on Saturday that should give anyone pause to go into the water.

Scientists Say Test-Tube Penises Ready in 5 Years

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 12
Scientists project that within five years, they will be able to test test-tube penises on men "who have suffered a serious injury to the region, had surgery for cancer or are suffering from a congenital abnormality."

US Predicts Lower Heating Bills this Winter

SCIENCE | By Jonathan Fahey | Oct 9
It probably won't cost as much to stay warm this winter because a repeat of the deep freeze that kept much of the nation shivering last winter is so unlikely.

Ebola Safety Protocols Slowly Reaching Hospitals

Of more than 1,500 nurses who responded to an online survey by National Nurses United, nearly 77 percent say "their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of patients infected by Ebola." John Blackstone reports.

LED There be Light: 3 Share Nobel for Blue Diode

SCIENCE | By Malcolm Ritter, Karl Ritter | Oct 8
An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices - and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs- earned a Nobel Prize.

Rare Sperm Whale Sighting Reported Off California

Several pods of sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that had whale watchers and scientists giddy with excitement.

Fenway Gets $800K To Study Health of FTM Transpeople

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people.