Technology :: Science

Orangutan Gives Birth After Artificial Insemination

Jul 4
Many experts estimate that orangutans could become extinct in the next 25 years because of the destruction of their natural habitat. Now, however, an orangutan has become the only one of her species to give birth after being artificially insemination.

A farmhouse in the background framed by pipes connecting pumps where the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas was underway at a Range Resources site in Claysville, Pa.

Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

By Seth Borenstein | Jul 3
In Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells.

Pelvic Exams :: More Harm Than Good for Women?

Jul 2
A pelvic exam has long been the standard in a woman’s annual check-up. But now one medical group says the harms outweigh the benefits. CBS News’ Wendy Gillette reports.

Beachgoers enjoy the sun and warm Lake Michigan temperatures at Lions Park Beach in St. Joseph, Mich.

Officials Clash Over Beach Contamination Warnings

By John Flesher | Jul 1
A federal plan to lower thresholds for warning the public about contaminated beach water is drawing protests from state officials in the Great Lakes region and along the ocean coasts who say the revisions could unnecessarily scare away swimmers.

The launch of the high-altitude balloon carrying this saucer-shaped vehicle for NASA.

Mars ’Flying Saucer’ Splashes Down After NASA Test

By Christopher Webb | Jun 30
NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

This image taken from video provided by NASA shows the launch of the high-altitude balloon carrying this saucer-shaped vehicle for NASA, Saturday June 28, 2014 in Kauai, Hawaii.

’Flying Saucer’-Style Mars Probe Splashes Down

By Christopher Weber | Jun 29
NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success.

New Probiotic Vaccine May Give Dogs a Second Chance

Jun 27
A groundbreaking new treatment is prolonging the lives of dogs with osteosarcoma. This research may also someday help people suffering from cancer.

Study: 3D Mammograms Detect More Breast Cancers

Jun 27
A new study finds that 3D mammograms detect more breast cancers than the usual methods. In the study, those getting 3D mammography had 41 percent more invasive cancers detected and 15 percent fewer repeat scans to evaluate inconclusive findings.

Accomplished Psychic Comes to West End Salon & Spa

By EDGE | Jun 26
The Provincetown Licensing board on June 24th voted unanimously to give a Fortune Teller License to Georgii Filimonov of the West End Salon & Spa at 155 Commercial Street in Provincetown. He discovered his ability at age 11 with the help of his mother.

Vitamin Overload? Too Many Nutrients in Cereals

Jun 26
A new report on food with added nutrients finds that nearly half of young children eat potentially harmful amounts of fortified cereals and snack bars. The added nutrients include vitamin A, zinc and niacin.