Technology :: Science
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state's economy and very identity. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called "the yellow dragon."
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
60 Minutes travels to the South Pacific on the trail of the humpback whale. Scott Pelley reports.
The partially uncovered tomb from the end of Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great's reign, which was found inside the mound, has sparked intense media interest amid wild speculation about its contents.
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks - a trade that's killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports.