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SpaceX takes over small community in Texas


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 20:48:11 -0400

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SpaceX broke ground on a facility in Boca Chica, Texas, in 2014. While the move has brought some economic development to the area, there's also been some concerns from residents who say SpaceX is tearing their town apart. Freelance journalist Rachel Monroe joins CBSN to discuss what it’s like living in the shadow of the aerospace company.

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How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 20:40:00 -0400

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Watch live as two NASA astronauts​ lift off aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon, ushering in a new era for the U.S. space program.

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Race for coronavirus vaccines stokes a biotech stock bubble


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 20:24:49 -0400

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Biotech stocks like Moderna and Novavax are up as much as 1,200% this year as Wall Street bets on coronavirus cures.

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SpaceX postpones historic launch due to weather


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 19:00:00 -0400

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The next attempt to launch will be Saturday afternoon, after weather conditions forced a delay.

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SpaceX and NASA delay historic launch due to weather


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 18:12:43 -0400

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SpaceX is ready to make history with the launch of the first crew aboard a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station. But the weather didn't cooperate today, and the launch had to be postponed for Saturday. Loren Grush, senior space reporter for The Verge, joins CBSN to talk about the mission.

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SpaceX abort system promises extra safety for crew


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 17:07:00 -0400

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SpaceX has developed an innovative abort system in case something goes wrong – and rescue crews will be standing by.

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Space flight is a family affair for SpaceX crew


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 16:59:00 -0400

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Karen Nyberg and Megan McArthur understand the challenges facing their husbands better than most – they're astronauts too.

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"It's tremendously exciting": Astronauts count down to historic launch


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 16:55:00 -0400

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The first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil since 2011 marks a milestone for NASA — and private sector space travel.

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Fishermen donated 220-pound tuna to health care workers in Hawaii


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 15:25:33 -0400

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"Anytime you can get fresh fish prepared for you and given to you, my god what else can we ask for," a local nurse said.

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Coronavirus-battered India is now battling a plague of locusts


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 09:57:08 -0400

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At least 10 swarms of desert locusts, flourishing amid global warming, are chewing their way through crops, raising fears of food shortages.

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Weather outlook for SpaceX launch continues to improve


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 06:26:51 -0400

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By Tuesday, the outlook had improved to 60% "go" for a launch Wednesday afternoon.

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U.S. to launch first manned orbital mission in nearly a decade


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 19:43:02 -0400

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The first manned orbital mission in nearly a decade is less than 24 hours away. The launch will also be the first time America's space program relies on a privately owned and operated spacecraft. Mark Strassmann reports.

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Bones of approximately 60 mammoths discovered in Mexico


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 15:42:14 -0400

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The discoveries will provide an "unprecedented opportunity to delve into more than 30,000 years of history," the country's National Institute of Anthropology and History said.

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Astronomers discover rare "cosmic ring of fire"


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 15:27:01 -0400

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The doughnut-shaped galaxy produces stars at a rate 50 times faster than the Milky Way.

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Coronavirus crisis shines new light on microbe-blasting UV technology


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 15:08:25 -0400

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UV light has long been known to kill viruses, but it's also dangerous to humans. There is, however, a less "primitive" option.

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Weather improves for historic SpaceX astronaut launch


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 13:45:38 -0400

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After heavy rain Monday, the forecast has improved for Wednesday's launch of American astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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NASA readiness review clears SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 20:57:44 -0400

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NASA managers are 'go' for launch Wednesday of a SpaceX capsule carrying to astronauts to the space station

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Two-faced kitten dies 4 days after birth


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 15:15:32 -0400

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Most two-faced cats — known as Janus cats — only live one day. 😿

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Baby gorilla fractures skull in family fight at Seattle zoo


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 13:24:38 -0400

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Zoo officials say the 2-month-old Kitoko underwent surgery and may fully recover if he doesn't develop an infection.

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COVID crisis slams the brakes on bid to save rare white rhinos


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 10:01:50 -0400

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With scientists stuck at home, time is running to use an egg from one of the last 2 northern white rhinos on the planet to create a baby.

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Two-faced kitten born in Oregon


Created: Sun, 24 May 2020 15:02:30 -0400

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The kitten already has a hidden talent — meowing out of one mouth and eating with the other at the same time.

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NASA astronauts conduct trial run before historic launch of SpaceX rocket


Created: Sun, 24 May 2020 13:41:23 -0400

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NASA is counting down to the historic launch of a SpaceX rocket that is scheduled for Wednesday. The rocket, named "Dragon," will carry two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and mark a new chapter in commercial space flight. Mark Strassmann reports.

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SpaceX and NASA launch a new era in commercial spaceflight


Created: Sun, 24 May 2020 11:16:03 -0400

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Nine years ago, a crewed spaceflight blasted off from American soil for the last time. But this week, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will launch a new era of human spaceflight, when they board a commercial SpaceX rocket and take off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports.

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NASA, SpaceX launching a new era of commercial crewed spaceflight


Created: Sun, 24 May 2020 11:11:45 -0400

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Nine years after the last spacecraft carrying humans took off from U.S. soil, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will pilot a SpaceX Dragon rocket from Florida's Kennedy Space Center

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One million species facing extinction, U.N. report warns


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:58:35 -0400

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A new report involving hundreds of scientists worldwide warns that humans are accelerating the pace of extinction for many of earth's species, and the loss of biodiversity could be devastating. Patricia Miloslavich, a professor who contributed to the report, joins CBSN with more on the problem and what needs to be done.

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U.N. report warns 1 million plants and animals at risk of extinction


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:54:14 -0400

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A bombshell U.N. report finds 1 million of the Earth's plants and animal species are now at imminent risk of extinction. The report found that humans are causing extinction at a rate never seen before. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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Million animals, plants at risk of extinction due to human activities, U.N. report says


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:41:57 -0400

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About one million species of animals and plants around the world are now at risk of extinction, in part due to pollution and over-fishing. A new United Nations report says nature is essential for our existence and a good quality of life, but point to a stark warning: humans are transforming the planet’s natural habitat at an unprecedented rate. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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Study finds chemicals in drinking water in 43 states


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:37:51 -0400

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Chemicals that are potentially harmful to your health were found in drinking water in 43 states, according to a new study by the Environmental Working Group. David Andrews, a senior scientist with EWG, joins CBSN to discuss what people should know.

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Farmers fight global warming by getting "climate smart"


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:34:09 -0400

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A growing number of American farmers are trying to fight climate change by developing soil that can trap carbon emissions. Natalie Brand reports.

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Farmers adopt "climate smart farming" techniques


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:33:30 -0400

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There's a new and growing movement of farmers adopting "climate smart farming." The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the farm's resiliency to extreme weather. CBS News' Natalie Brand visited a family farm in Maryland that's leading the way.

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China tests electronic brain implants to treat drug addiction


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:19:01 -0400

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Doctors in China are testing out using electronic brain implants to treat drug addiction. Erika Kinetz, Shanghai correspondent for The Associated Press, joins CBSN AM with the story of the clinical trial's first patient.

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Louisiana is facing serious environment problems due to climate change and rising sea levels


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 17:45:27 -0400

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Republican Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana is working with Democrats on the House Select Committee on Climate Change and has called the Green New Deal a "brainstorming exercise." He says Democrats and Republicans need to be able to discuss climate change in a bipartisan fashion. Graves joins CBSN to discuss.

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Green energy in West Virginia, the state of coal


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 17:04:58 -0400

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Coal has been the backbone of West Virginia for generations until rising costs and cheaper fuel alternatives wiped out jobs by tens of thousands. Now, there's a new opportunity in the state and it's green. Adam Yamaguchi tells the story in a new CBSN Originals "Clinging to Coal."

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Dying coral reefs turn vibrant neon in apparent survival effort


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:58:23 -0400

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Coral reefs on the brink of death are attempting to send a survival signal, via fluorescent neon colors.

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NASA says the moon is shrinking and experiencing "moonquakes"


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:45:10 -0400

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NASA says the moon is shrinking and it may be creating so-called "moonquakes." Scientists say the moon's interior is cooling and causing it to shrivel up like a raisin. The shrinking has caused ridges on the moon's surface called "thrust faults" -- where one section of crust is pushed up over a neighboring part. Scientists now believe those faults are to blame for the tremors.

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NASA hopes to have first woman land on moon with Artemis program


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:41:38 -0400

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In a surprise announcement, NASA revealed a new name for its moon program: Artemis. She is a Greek goddess of the moon and twin sister of Apollo. NASA picked the name in hopes of having the first woman land on the moon by 2024. Mark Strassmann reports.

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American sets new record with deepest submarine dive


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:40:07 -0400

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An American diver set a new record for the deepest dive in history. Victor Vescovo plunged nearly 36,000 feet in his watercraft to the lowest part of the ocean in the Pacific's Mariana Trench last month. It is only the third time humans have reached the sea's extreme depths. Mola Lenghi spoke to Vescovo about his surprising discovery.

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First look at Scotty, the largest T. rex to roam the Earth


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:13:46 -0400

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First on "CBS This Morning," we get a glimpse of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever to have roamed the Earth. The massive creature named Scotty weighed an estimated 20,000 pounds. It will soon go on display at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Canada. Jamie Yuccas reports.

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Largest and oldest T. rex named "Scotty" revealed


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:01:01 -0400

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The largest tyrannosaurus rex to ever roam the earth is about to make his official debut. CBS News got a look at "Scotty" before he goes on display at a museum in Canada. Jamie Yuccas explains.

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NOAA warns of a very active hurricane season ahead


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 12:53:49 -0400

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Forecasters say now is the time to start preparing for a season that may bring more than the usual number of major hurricanes.

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Hand sanitizer left in hot vehicles can explode, experts warn


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 11:26:26 -0400

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Not only that – the heat makes them less effective, scientists point out.

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Trial vaccine moves to crucial phase with $1 billion in U.S. backing


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 11:25:24 -0400

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Oxford University team to give 10,000 people in 3 age groups a dose of their trial COVID-19 vaccine, and U.S. taxpayers have a big bet on it working.

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Computerized games offer hope for patients with traumatic brain injuries


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 05:26:56 -0400

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Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left hundreds of thousands of veterans and active duty service members truggling with traumatic brain injuries. Even mild cases can have lasting effects. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on a new possible treatment.

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Cluster of massive great white sharks spotted off Carolina coast


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 05:15:11 -0400

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A cluster of massive great white sharks is gathering off the coast of the Carolinas. They're some of the same sharks that researchers have been tracking for more than a decade. Meg Oliver reports.

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Great white sharks tracked off the Carolina coast


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 05:02:26 -0400

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A group of migrating great white sharks are suddenly acting like tourists along the Carolina coast. But apparently there's nothing to fear. Meg Oliver explains.

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Scotty, largest T. rex ever found, on display in Canada


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 04:49:51 -0400

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A museum in Canada is featuring Scotty, the largest T. rex ever found. The exhibit opened to the public Friday. Jamie Yuccas reports.

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Lawmakers to hold Green New Deal rally Monday


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 04:33:12 -0400

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The 2020 Democratic primary sees climate change as a top issue up for debate. About 1,500 people are expected to gather at Howard University in Washington to mark the end of the Sunrise Movement's nationwide "Road To A Green New Deal." Zoya Teirstein from The Grist joins CBSN to talk about the upcoming rally.

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Report: Deforestation up 20% in the Amazon in last 9 months


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 01:29:28 -0400

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A new study from a environmental watchdog in Brazil says deforestation has increased by 20% in the last nine months. Deforestation can increase the pace of climate change. André Guimarães, executive director of IPAM, the Amazon Environmental Research Institute, joins CBSN with more on the risk.

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China moves to restrict U.S. access to rare earth minerals as trade war intensifies


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 01:28:49 -0400

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China is threatening to restrict U.S. access to rare earth minerals, which are used in the development of many high-tech devices. Isaac Stone Fish, senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, speaks to CBSN about the digital cold war developing between the two countries.

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NYC will test ultraviolet light to kill virus on subways


Created: Wed, 20 May 2020 16:04:00 -0400

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One scientist says UV light will be "very efficient" in eliminating the coronavirus.

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