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NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars this Weekend

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.

Intervention Before Diagnosis Could Erase Autism Symptoms

SCIENCE | Sep 15
Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the week's top medical news, including new developments in treating childhood autism and a rare respiratory illness spreading among children.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover self-portrait.

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Finally at Mount Sharp

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 15
NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars. The space agency announced that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago.

Eating Fish Can Help Women Prevent Hearing Loss

SCIENCE | Sep 11
According to researchers in Boston, women who eat fish at least twice per week have a 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss. Plus, the American Heart Association says that gaining just five pounds can raise blood pressure.

Stonehenge

High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

SCIENCE | Sep 10
There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk waves during a rally at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.

Tesla Selects Nevada for Battery Plant

SCIENCE | By Justin Pritchard, Scott Sonner | Sep 5
Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars, a person familiar with the company's plans said.

How Will New Heart Drug Change Medical Treatment?

SCIENCE | Sep 3
The new drug aimed at treating heart failure is being described as a game changer with the ability to save lives. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains how this drug could change medical treatment for years to come.

Counting Species in California's Muir Woods

SCIENCE | Sep 2
In a bold effort called a "bioblitz," teams of scientists, students and volunteers took part in a 24-hour inventory of every species living in the 116-square-mile Muir Woods National Monument just north of San Francisco. Carter Evans reports.

Humpback Whales Have an Appetite for the Big Apple

SCIENCE | Aug 29
Researcher Paul Sieswerda counts humpback whales in and around New York City, and they're on the rise, allowing a whole new generation of whale watchers to make acquaintance with the majestic animals. Jim Axlelrod reports.

High School Students Need More Sleep, Study Finds

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A study finds early school start times negatively effect high school students, and may lead to obesity, high-blood pressure and depression. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

California's Early Warning System for Earthquakes

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A new early warning system developed at UC Berkeley provides a heads-up 10 seconds before an earthquake hits. Similar systems are already in place in Japan and Mexico, but the Berkeley team says $80 million is required to send message.