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Zoos Look Up to Attract Next Generation of Visitors

SCIENCE | Monday Aug 18, 2014
With shrinking budgets and more competition for entertainment dollars, zoos across the country have been trying to make their experience more exciting. But as Anne-Marie Green explains, the answer to that may be a mixture of zoology and showmanship.

Mandy Stokes stands with her daughter Molly Kate Stokes next to a large alligator.

Alabama Hunters Haul in 1,000-Pound Alligator

SCIENCE | Aug 18
A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

Salt :: Study Says, Maybe More Not Less

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 15
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much.

Mitchell Tartt, of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, trains to take 360-degree panoramas of the corals off the coast of Islamorada, Fla.

'Street View' Goes Undersea to Map Reefs, Wonders

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Kay | Aug 15
It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

Syracuse Professor Grows 40 Fruits on One Tree

SCIENCE | Aug 15
Sam Van Aken, an art professor at Syracuse University, grafted the tree over nine years into something of biblical proportions. The "Tree of 40 Fruits" contains peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots, all of which are readily edible. Jeff Glor reports.

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani via Stanford

Stanford Professor 1st Woman to Win Top Math Prize

SCIENCE | Aug 14
An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani (Mari-ee-'AHM Meer-zawk-'AHNI) and three others. The pri

Triclosan, in Toothpaste and Soap, a Health Hazard?

SCIENCE | Aug 14
New concerns are being raised about the health hazards of triclosan. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the risks.

FDA Approves Lung Preservation Machine

SCIENCE | Aug 14
Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients.

Janet Monge, the curator-in-charge of the anthropology section at the The Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses recently rediscovered 6,500-year-old human remains .

Museum Discovers Ancient Skeleton of 'Noah' in Storage

SCIENCE | By Kathy Matheson | Aug 9
The University of Pennsylvania, Penn Museum announced that it had rediscovered a 6,500-year-old human skeleton originally excavated from southern Iraq around 1930.The skeleton was cut into deep silt, indicating that the man had lived after an epic flood.

Atlantic puffins congregate near their burrows on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine.

Scientists Ask Bird Oglers to Help Study Puffins

SCIENCE | By Patrick Whittle, Robert Bukaty | Aug 8
Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary.The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project scientists hope will help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine.

Wildlife Refuges Phasing Out GMO Crops, Pesticides

SCIENCE | By Jeff Barnard | Aug 8
National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine in programs meant to provide food for wildlife.