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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.

FDA Approves Lung Preservation Machine

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

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

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

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.

Experts watch their screens at the control center of the European Space Agency, ESA, in Darmstadt, Germany.

Comet Chaser Reaches Target After 10-year Chase

By Frank Jordans | Aug 7
After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.

"The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific 'Ring of Fire,' an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin."

Strong Undersea Earthquake Hits Indonesia

Aug 7
A strong, shallow earthquake shook the seas off eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, but did not cause major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

The Con Artist :: A Multimillion Dollar Art Scam

Aug 7
For decades, art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi made millions in a scam that eventually led him to a six-year prison sentence and lawsuits totaling $27 million. Bob Simon reports.

A cancer drug may allow killer T-cells to trace and destroy HIV-infected CD4 cells

Anti-Cancer Drug Attacks Hidden HIV Reservoirs

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.