Technology :: Science

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va.

Obama Presses for More Lasting Highway Funding

By Nedra Pickler | Jul 15
At the highway research center, Obama glimpsed developing technologies that he said would one day make cars smart enough to know whether another vehicle is coming around a blind corner or to let the driver know whether a detour would save time and fuel.

How Nice Guys Finish Last in the Corporate World

Jul 14
One of the "Wall Street Journal's" most popular articles this week says people with dark personality traits may actually have an advantage in climbing the corporate ladder. Seth Spain, assistant professor of organizational behavior discusses his research.

Graphic shows job status for 2008 college graduates

Survey Finds Math, Science Grads Earn Top Dollar

By Anne Flaherty | Jul 14
What you study - math and science are a plus - seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released by the Education Department.

FDA Researcher Discovers Smallpox Vial in Closet

Jul 11
The CDC and FBI are investigating why samples of smallpox were lying around for so many years unaccounted for. An FDA researcher recently found a number of vials appearing to date from the 1950's in a Maryland lab. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Hagel Says Nuclear Operation Has Drifted

By Lolita C. Baldor | Jul 10
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told naval submariners that the U.S. has let its focus on the military's nuclear responsibilities drift a bit, but two reviews are wrapping up and he will be looking at recommendations to strengthen the health of the force.

Preteen Girl Scientist Credited with Scientific Breakthrough

Jul 8
For a school science fair project, a Florida sixth grader studied lionfish and is now being credited with a scientific breakthrough. The research has changed the way these deadly fish are handled. Vicente Arenas reports.

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.