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Poachers Push African Elephants to Brink of Extinction

Friday Aug 22, 2014
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks - a trade that's killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports.

B&N, Samsung Unveil Reading-Focused Nook Tablet

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Aug 22
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Joanie Pelzer poses with her dog Hubbell, a Chihuahua, in New York.

Pet-Friendly Dating Sites Match People and Pooches

PERSONAL TECH | By Sue Manning | Aug 22
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships.

How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.

After $100,000 Bitcoin Score, 15-Year-Old Creates Startup

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Erik Finman, a 15-year-old from northern Idaho, founded an online education program that links students with instructors around the world. Michelle Miller reports on his story.

Iceland Volcano Eruption Threatens Europe's Airspace

SCIENCE | Aug 21
Authorities in Iceland are warning the airline industry about a possible volcanic eruption that could send ash spewing into the sky - and into the path of planes. CBS News' Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Mapping the World's Coral Reefs like Never Before

SCIENCE | Aug 21
Jeff Glor tells us about a battle to save the world's coral reefs, waged by scientists and explorers armed with some very special cameras.

A power tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nev.

Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air

SCIENCE | By Ellen Knickmeyer, John Locher | Aug 21
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

Apple and Amazon have ways to encourage you to buy more of their products: Offer bonus features that work only with gadgets from the same company.

A Closer Look: Do More with Companion Devices

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 21
Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too.

Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

SCIENCE | Aug 20
A Missouri foxtrotter horse suffers from pigmentation problem that causes his right eye to sunburn and form ulcers. Local tattoo artists inked black around the horses eye to absorb the damaging sunlight.

Heart Disease and Stroke on the Decline

SCIENCE | Aug 20
New research shows that major strides are being made in the battle against heart disease and stroke. A recent study shows that patients are going to greater lengths to prevent the onset of these deadly health issues. CBS News' Teri Okita reports.