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Science Magazine Retracts Study on Voters' Gay-Rights Views

May 28
Science magazine has formally retracted an article about a study gauging the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters' views toward support for same-sex marriage.

New Tech Helps Quadriplegic Control Robotic Arm with Mind

May 28
Researchers say they're excited about a new brain implant that allowed a paralyzed patient to control a robotic arm with his mind. Erik Sorto is the first in the world to have this new neural prosthetic device. Elaine Quijano reports.

Watch: Bounce House Goes Airborne on Florida Beach

May 27
A 6-year-old girl is in a Fort Lauderdale hospital after a waterspout sent a bounce house flying. The giant inflatable toy tumbled across a four-lane highway. This comes as part of a series of extreme weather conditions on the Florida beach.

Paralyzed Man Uses His Thoughts to Control a Robotic Arm

By Alicia Chang | May 25
A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.

Back Home on Earth: SpaceX Craft Returns from Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | May 22
A SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth with a full load of cargo, after a quick trip home from the International Space Station. The capsule, containing more than 3,000 pounds of experiments and equipment, splashed into the Pacific just off the Southern

America's Bee Colonies Dying at an Alarming Rate

May 22
Honey bees are an essential part of U.S. food production, but they're dying off at an alarming rate. And as Mark Albert reports, scientists don't know what's causing the sharp increase.

Advocacy Group: Wind Turbine Rules Needed to Protect Birds

By John Flesher | May 20
Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urge wind energy developers to locate turbines with special care in places such as the "Thumb" region of Michigan's mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula - or avoid them altogether.

Brewing Up Bacteria? Potential Germs in Your Coffee Maker

May 18
Germs love to lurk in coffee machines. Ten Chicago-area families let CBS2 swab their one-cup coffee makers, and reporter Mary Kay Kleist took the samples to Loyola where experts tested them for germs.

Exposing Food Industry Secrets

May 18
Experts say that consumers can be tricked into eating certain foods without really knowing what they include. That's the subject of Reader's Digest's latest cover story, "50 Secrets Food Manufacturers Won't Tell You."

Vitamin B3 Could Help Prevent Skin Cancer Threat

May 15
There's important news for people at high risk for skin cancer, the most common type of disease in the U.S. Dr. David Agus, director of USC's Norris Westside Cancer Center discusses how the simple vitamin can slash the risk of cancer coming back.

Amid Drought Wild Animals Invade Urban CA Looking for Food, Water

May 15
California's historic drought is killing the food supply for the state's wildlife. And as Omar Villafranca reports, it's forcing animals from bears to coyotes to leave the hills in search of water in the big city.

First Baby Born Through Controversial Stem Cell IVF Treatment

May 14
A breakthrough in vitro fertilization procedure is giving hope to those struggling to get pregnant. Jericka Duncan introduces us to Zain, the first baby in the world to be born using the controversial stem cell technique, and his proud parents.

Allergy Suffers Warned of 'Pollen Tsunami'

May 13
Allergy experts are warning of a "pollen tsunami," adding to the downside of spring for the roughly 50 million Americans with nasal allergies. One of the biggest pollen hot zones in the country spans the Northeast.

Are Artificial Food Flavorings Making You Fat?

May 7
Eating healthier isn't just about fat, salt and sugar. Flavorings could be fueling America's obesity epidemic. Americans add nearly 600 million pounds of flavorings to food each year, everything from syrups to spices to sauces.

Tesla to Expand Battery Technology to Homes, Businesses

May 1
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs, batteries in garages.

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