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SpaceX launches critical space station docking port for NASA
Other cargo includes supplies and first DNA sequencing experiment in space; rocket’s first stage landed back at Cape Canaveral
Rare earthquake recorded off Daytona, Florida
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was recorded off the east coast of Florida at about 8 p.m. Saturday
Russians launch supply ship to International Space Station
A Russian supply ship bound for the space station took off Saturday; SpaceX plans to follow suit early Monday with a Dragon cargo ship
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin looks back at historic career in new book
It’s been nearly 50 years since Buzz Aldrin’s boots hit the ground on the moon. But this American hero still has his sights set on space. He talks about his storied past and vision for the future in his new book, “No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon.” Meg Oliver reports.
Were recent U.S. terror attacks fueled by online hate?
Combating hate speech on the Internet can be difficult without violating the right to free speech
Twitter reveals the most popular emoji around the world
Think smiley faces are America’s favorite? Think again
Perseid meteor shower could be better than usual
It’s a celestial highlight every summer, and this year Jupiter will give the Perseids a boost
Visit Pluto’s icy plains in this amazing new NASA video
Video from the dwarf planet is composed of images sent back by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft
Doctors warn about “Pokemon Go” injuries
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers advice about how to avoid getting hurt while playing the game
CBS News launches new Apple TV app
App’s focus on live video helps viewers to never miss out on breaking news from CBSN
Drones, drugs and M&Ms to save endangered ferrets
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a highly unusual plan to protect one of North America’s rarest mammals
Why does synthetic marijuana make people act like zombies?
The drug contains a concoction of chemicals that produce some alarming effects on people’s brains
Stone Age discovery could rewrite ancient history
10,000-year-old bones could change understanding of how farming spread throughout through Europe, Asia and Africa
Trump on Pokemon Go: “I wish I had time” to play
The presumptive GOP nominee laments that he can’t ‘catch ’em all’
“Pokemon Go” could soon be more popular than Snapchat
It’s already overtaken Tinder, and “Pokemon Go” keeps growing in mobile downloads
NASA explains what happened to video of mysterious “UFO”
Some UFO enthusiasts are raising questions about why a live video feed from space seemed to cut off at a key moment
Rescued great white shark returns to Cape Cod waters
Shark became stranded on the sands of a Chatham beach last July, and has now returned to Cape Cod waters a year later
First virus-hunter in space will test DNA-decoding device
If successful, these technologies might be used to help identify life in space and provide medical care here on Earth
How much longer till all your passwords are obsolete?
Tech companies aim to move beyond passwords with new security measures like behavioral biometrics
From dealing death to herding cattle, robots are on the job
Killing the Dallas gunman with an explosives-toting robot is just the starkest sign of how the technology is entering society
“Clear” lets flyers skip airport lines with iris scans, fingerprints
The TSA has taken steps to relieve the long waits at its checkpoints, including hiring more screeners. But a concierge service is helping some flyers skip the line altogether. Kris Van Cleave reports from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Who’s cashing in on the “Pokemon Go” craze?
Just over a week after its release, “Pokemon Go” has become one of the hottest mobile apps of all time. The video game sends players wandering around, trying to catch characters in real-life locations. The free app has surpassed Twitter in daily users, and people spend more time there than on Facebook. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the business behind the app and potential security concerns.
Utah will let authorities disable drones near wildfires
State lawmakers take action after unauthorized drone got in firefighters’ way; bill strengthens punishments for drones in fire areas
Robot cop at Calif. mall strikes child
San Francisco Bay Area mall has temporarily docked its futuristic security robots after one of the 300-pound mechanical guards injured a toddler
“Pokemon Go” could crash and burn this way
These issues with the popular augmented-reality mobile game could soon turn fans against “Pokemon Go”
Do pets really have secret lives?
In light of the hit animated film “The Secret Life of Pets,” researchers reveal what really goes on when dogs and cats are left home alone
Giant blue whale dwarfs ship
A blue whale surfaced near a whale-watching ship off the Southern California coast. The 90-foot-long whale dwarfed the 72-foot-long boat.
“Ghost fish” seen alive for the first time
Scientists report a “remarkable” sighting of rare, translucent deep-sea creature
Has a photo of the iPhone 7 been leaked?
A purported photo leak of the newest iPhone model has fans trying to decipher what features the latest phone will have. CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with more.
“Pokemon Go” app collecting data from users
The new “Pokemon Go” app is sweeping the country, but it’s also collecting data from its users. CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with more.
You’re not going to jail for sharing your Netflix password
Despite a court ruling and several headlines early Tuesday that claimed sharing Netflix passwords would now be a crime, the punishment is not so severe. CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with more.
NASA spacecraft sends first pictures since arriving at Jupiter
Image shows Jupiter surrounded by three of its four largest moons; picture taken when the Juno spacecraft was circling 3 million miles away
Holocaust Museum to Pokemon Go fans: Please don’t play here
The Holocaust Museum in Washington is one of many locations surprised to find itself in the middle of a digital treasure hunt
Photobomb! Satellite catches moon crossing Earth’s face
Watch this stunning time-lapse view of the moon in transit
Top Prime Day deals for Amazon devices
From Echo to the Kindle and beyond, special deals are available for Amazon devices today
Trump would stand alone among world leaders: Sierra Club
Environmental group says, if elected, Trump’s stand on climate change would set him apart, even from Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
Avis CEO on new app, on-demand rides
A recent survey shows American households will spend an average of nearly $1,800 on a summer vacation, up about 11 percent from last year. People have more options for getting around, including services like Uber and car sharing programs. But the traditional car rental industry is still growing and companies hope new technology will attract more drivers. Avis Budget Group CEO Larry De Shon joins “CBS This Morning” to reveal the Avis Now app for customers.
Ancient Noah’s Ark mosaic discovered in Israel
Rare find in the Galilee also includes a mosaic depicting the parting of the Red Sea
“Pokemon GO” obsession sweeps the country
The classic video game Pokemon is among the best-loved gaming franchises in history. Since the release last week of its newest iteration, “Pokemon GO” is now one of the most downloaded apps ever. Don Dahler reports.
Pokemon Go is catching personal data from your smartphone
Pokemon Go is all the rage, but while you are catching animated creatures, the app is capturing a lot of your data
“Pokemon GO” craze catching the country
Stock in Nintendo has soared after the release of the wildly-popular new game app that’s brought Pokémon to life
Pokemon Go is already more popular than Tinder
Pokemon Go, the new smartphone craze, has racked up a phenomenal number of downloads in its early days
Little boy fitted with “blade feet” thanks to Boston bombing survivor
Illinois 5-year-old lost both his legs in a lawnmower accident two years ago, but thanks to a Boston bombing survivor, he is off and running
Hidden fault could trigger cataclysmic “megaquake”
“We don’t know if it’s tomorrow or if it’s not going to be for another 500 years,” expert says
What Amazon learned from last year’s Prime Day
The head of Amazon Prime reveals highlights of plans for Tuesday’s Prime Day
Nintendo reaping benefits of Pokemon Go craze
Players are flocking to the “augmented reality” game, which layers digital creatures over the real world
The ethics of a police robot bomb
Critics says weaponized robots – like the one used to kill the Dallas sniper – belong in the military, but police officials call them an effective tool to neutralize a dangerous situation
Videos of police shootings show power and peril of live streams
Facebook Live is one of the go-to places for anyone to stream video. Witnesses to the Philando Castile shooting in Falcon Heights, Minn., and the attack on police in Dallas streamed live video from their smartphones, exposing the violence to millions online. CBS News contributor and NewYorker.com editor Nicholas Thompson joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how technology is changing the way we view news.
“Pokemon Go” being used to stage robberies, police say
Police say four men used the newly-released “Pokemon Go” app to lure potential victims to traps near St. Louis
Quick questions with Bill Nye the Science Guy
The TV science show host is asked his take on a number of science topics from correspondent Rita Braver.
Almanac: Nikola Tesla
On July 10, 1856, the scientist and revolutionary electrical engineer was born in southeastern Europe
Almanac: Nikola Tesla
One-hundred-and-sixty years ago today, Nikola Tesla was born to a Serbian family in southeastern Europe. The scientist and budding engineer made breakthroughs in radio and electricity that are still making waves today, as Charles Osgood reports.
Bill Nye at the head of the class
“Bill Nye the Science Guy” has gone from changing the way kids look at science to trying to change the way some adults deal with climate change. It’s a campaign that’s driven by pure passion, as he explains to Rita Braver.
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Here to change the world
Advocating for science, he’s become politicized – and that OK with him
Obama administration: ISIS losing ground on Twitter
Inside the U.S. government’s campaign to stop the spread of ISIS propaganda
Upgraded spacecraft brings astronauts to space station
Russian Soyuz spacecraft featuring variety of upgrades delivers three fresh crew members to International Space Station
Uptick in cybercrime ahead of Rio Olympic Games
The road to the Olympics in Rio de Janerio has been a bumpy one to say the least, plagued by worries about Zika, doping, water pollution, street violence and construction delays. But now, with the summer games opening in less than a month, there’s a new concern — cybercrime. Devin Redmond, vice president and general manager of social media security at the leading cybersecurity company Proofpoint joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss how cybercriminals are exploiting the Olympic games.
This new Pokemon game is causing some real-world bruises
Ankle injuries, mishaps with revolving doors, tree collisions: players on the new “augmented reality” game are having a rough go
Dallas shooting: Experts say use of bomb robot a “first”
Police tactical experts say they haven’t before seen the use of a robot with an explosive device to kill a barricaded suspect
Facebook Live videos make tragedies “difficult to ignore”
Live streaming videos and social media have turned everyday citizens into reporters and witnesses in a whole new way
Bill Nye the Science Guy on life beyond Earth
Is there life on other planets? Rita Braver asks the TV science show host.
#PrayForAmerica: Twitter reacts to a week of violence
In difficult times, people are uniting on social media
How the Dallas protest shooting unfolded on social media
A peaceful protest over recent police shootings turned violent in Dallas when shots were fired; 11 officers were shot, 4 killed
El Niño leaves thousands of kids at risk of starvation
UN warns 60 million people affected by severe El Niño-linked drought, and says the world must step up to help
“Hot, wet and wild” weather as U.S. has warmest June
The nation saw record-breaking temperatures last month, and the cost of weather disasters is adding up
This strange new planet has three suns
Astronomers have spotted a planet that has triple sunrises and sunsets for part of the year and nonstop daylight at other times
How to tell if your Facebook has been hacked
There are different ways hackers can break into a Facebook account; here are the clues to look for
Neanderthal bones show signs of cannibalism
A collection of Neanderthal remains dug up in Belgium reveal evidence of cannibalism among this now-extinct human species
Tesla CEO Elon Musk under fire in wake of autopilot crashes
In a tweet, CEO fires back at Fortune Magazine’s “BS” article that alleged Tesla gave late disclosure of a fatal crash
Tesla challenged after autopilot car crashes
Tesla is on the defensive again after another one of its electric cars crashed last week on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The driver survived and told police the Model X was on autopilot. This comes as the government investigates Tesla over an autopilot accident in Florida that killed a driver. Ben Tracy reports.
Soyuz blasts off with space station-bound crew
An upgraded Soyuz spacecraft shot into space Wednesday carrying a crew of three bound for the International Space Station
Writing may be on the phone for Blackberry
Struggling Canadian technology company should give up on hardware, some analysts think
Everything you need to know about Verizon’s rate hikes
Verizon customers can expect new smartphone plans that come with more data, and higher price tags
Why half a million hoverboards are being recalled
The hot gift from last Christmas has had a nasty habit of getting too hot and catching fire
How to tell if your phone has HummingBad malware
The creepy software nicknamed HummingBad has infiltrated millions of Android phones
7 things you should know about Amazon Prime Day
The second annual sales event from the online retail giant is just around the corner
Airbnb fighting San Francisco over registering hosts
Airbnb is taking San Francisco to federal court over an ordinance that would require its hosts to register with the city. If they don’t, the on-demand lodging giant would be fined up to $1,000 a day for each unauthorized listing and remove unregistered hosts from the site. Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor for Fortune magazine and host of “Fortune Live,” joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the company’s legal battles.
TSA testing new idea to speed up airport security
Technology usually used in hospitals will scan carry-on bags in an effort to improve security and shorten lines, TSA says
Can Snapchat survive the arrival of parents?
Snapchat is catching on with older users, growing its audience but posing a risk to its teen-centric identity
Netflix to make debut on Comcast X1 set-top box
Netflix and Comcast are joining forces, after years at odds over streaming video service
Mission To Jupiter
Soyuz set to carry three to space station
An upgraded Soyuz ferry craft will carry three crew members, including an American biologist, to the International Space Station
iPhone update aims to encourage more organ donors
New iOS software will add an easy sign-up button to the health app that comes on every iPhone
Many cities trying voice-free way to reach 911
Proponents say it could save lives when calling isn’t possible but some officials worry it could slow response times
Behind NASA spacecraft Juno’s successful voyage to Jupiter
NASA scientists celebrated spacecraft Juno’s entry into Jupiter’s orbit Monday night. Juno is the fastest orbiter ever built, but it still needed almost five years to travel almost two billion miles to Jupiter. Its mission is scheduled to last for 20 months. Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer and director of Fels Planetarium at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the feat.
NASA scientists, engineers thrilled with Jupiter probe
Spacecraft now safely in orbit around Jupiter is expected to answer fundamental questions about solar system’s largest planet
This July 4, Earth is at its farthest point from the sun
This year, July 4 marks the aphelion, the point in Earth’s orbit when the planet if farthest from the sun
Jupiter-bound probe on track for critical rocket firing
NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno probe is on course for a make-or-break July 4 rocket firing to slip into orbit around the giant planet
Hubble snaps stunning photo of “skyrocket” galaxy
There’s another big fireworks display going on right now, and the Hubble Space Telescope offers a great view
Special ops vets head to startups
A growing number of U.S. special forces vets are opting for the tech industry instead of traditional career routes
How do planets form? Juno’s Jupiter mission aims to find out
As it enters Jupiter’s orbit this Independence Day, the Juno probe seeks to find out how planets form
Inside Popular Science’s first “Insane Ideas” issue
Good ideas come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the best ones seem downright crazy at first. Popular Science Magazine breaks down the 10 biggest ideas coming out of the science and medical fields as part of its first annual “Insane Ideas” issue. Senior Editor Sophie Bushwick joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss some of the out-of-the-box technology.
Airbus plans cloud-connected black boxes to track jets
The European plane manufacturer will use new technology that could help prevent crashes or solve mysteries when they happen
This fatality could slam the brakes on driverless cars
The limitations in autonomous driving systems come under new, harsh scrutiny that could have wide impacts
10-year-old wins PhD-level fellowship after heartwarming application
French girl wins internet’s heart with completely honest letter to organization
What Apple would get from a deal with Tidal
If a report that Apple is in talks to buy Tidal pans out, it could shake up the music streaming landscape
Biggest mysteries about the dwarf planet Ceres
This 590-mile-wide world remains confusing to scientists more than two centuries after its 1801 discovery
First signs Antarctic ozone hole is healing
Scientists say steps people have taken to save the ozone layer appear to be paying off
How a U.S. lab worker may have tainted $108M worth of research
U.S. Geological Survey lab worker in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, investigators say
Why AI’s massive disruptions may be just what you’re looking for
Artificial intelligence is becoming a serious part of our lives. Get ready for machines that know you — really, really know you