Technology :: Science

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

Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air

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.

Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

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

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.

Zoos Look Up to Attract Next Generation of Visitors

Aug 18
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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.