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NASA said Monday the Hubble Space Telescope is the best bet for figuring out whether Comet ISON (EYE’-sahn) disintegrated during its brush with the sun last week.
Breakfast favorites and other meals cooked at high temperatures can carry acrylamide, a potentially carcinogenic chemical. Now, the FDA is putting together guidelines to reduce the risk. Dr. David Agus explains.
Daily health headlines: New concerns over a common drug given to pregnant women, a chemical outlawed for nearly 20 years may still pose health risks, plus more top stories.
Airports across Europe are installing a new liquid scanner that could change the restrictions for carry-on liquids on planes. Terrell Brown reports.
A new report soon to be released by the Federal Aviation Administration finds commercial airline pilots need more training and rely too much on automation.
While living and working at the International Space Station, Karen Nyberg’s floating hair became somewhat of a trademark for her. She tells CBS News’ Michelle Miller about the experience.
Much of the town of Washington, Ill, 11 miles east of Peoria, was reduced to rubble after a late-morning tornado tore through the area. Police are urging residents to conserve water and the National Guard has been mobilized to help with search and rescue.
The robotic explorer called Maven is due to blast off Monday on a 10-month journey to the red planet. There, it will orbit Mars and study the atmosphere to try to understand how the planet morphed from warm and wet to cold and dry.
Federal agencies will provide better and more accessible information about matters such as long-term weather prospects and soil moisture levels under a program designed to help communities prepare for future droughts and respond more effectively to them.
Scientists are at a loss to explain what is killing sea stars along the West Coast. In some places, 95 percent of the population has died, and the ecosystem on the coast is changing as a result. Ben Tracy reports.