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What We Know About the DNC Email Hack

POLITICS | Jul 26
A new report says the DNC email hack also included some personal emails. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris and Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, join CBSN to discuss the details of the leak.

Solar Projects Can't Save the Forest for the Trees?

SCIENCE | By Frank Eltman | Jul 26
Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands.

MH370 Mystery Spurred Efforts to Improve Aircraft Tracking

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | Jul 25
As investigators prepare to wind down the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search after more than two fruitless years, the airline industry is still working to raise safety standards to prevent another plane from going missing.

Colorado Town's Water May Be Tainted With Marijuana Chemical

SCIENCE | Jul 24
Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.

How to Choose A Fitness Tracker When They all Sound the Same

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 24
Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance. That's a lot of data, but are they useful?

Israel Takes on Facebook in Battle Against Incitement

PERSONAL TECH | By Tia Goldenberg | Jul 24
Nine months ago, Dareen Tatour posted a poem to Facebook about her frustration over spiking violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Days later, Israeli police banged on her door in the middle of the night and arrested her.

Group Clones California Giant Trees to Combat Climate Change

SCIENCE | By Scott Smith | Jul 24
Sequoias growing in the Sierra are among the biggest and oldest trees on Earth, some nearly 300 feet tall and up to 3,000 years old. Could they hep combat climate change?

'Mr. Robot,' 'Suicide Squad' Debut in VR Form At Comic-Con

PERSONAL TECH | By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 23
The creators of the USA Network hacker drama and the Warner Bros. supervillain mash-up respectively premiered virtual reality experiences Thursday in atmospheric venues located outside the San Diego Convention Center.

DOT Secretary Wants More Rigorous Reviews of Robotic Cars

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 23
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology.

Having Stomach Troubles? Try Swallowing An Origami Robot

SCIENCE | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 23
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.

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