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3D Printing Heading into Space

SCIENCE | Monday Sep 22, 2014
For the first time humans will be able to build tools in space. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, will carry a 3D printer to the International Space Station. CNET.com's Sumi Das reports.

NOAA shows one of four drones ready to be released into Hurricane Edouard from a hurricane hunter plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Kay | Sep 19
U.S. government scientists say Hurricane Edouard was the right storm to test new data-seeking drones. Four drones were launched into the hurricane this week, even as Edouard had 115 mph winds far out in the Atlantic.

Scientists Monitoring Hawaii Lava Undertake Risks

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 19
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.

Colossal Squid Caught; Autopsy Performed

SCIENCE | Sep 19
Scientists in New Zealand had the rare opportunity to autopsy an intact colossal squid. They were able to determine the animal was female and measure its length of 13.8 feet.

NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars this Weekend

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 18
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.

Intervention Before Diagnosis Could Erase Autism Symptoms

SCIENCE | Sep 15
Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the week's top medical news, including new developments in treating childhood autism and a rare respiratory illness spreading among children.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover self-portrait.

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Finally at Mount Sharp

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 15
NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars. The space agency announced that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago.

Eating Fish Can Help Women Prevent Hearing Loss

SCIENCE | Sep 11
According to researchers in Boston, women who eat fish at least twice per week have a 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss. Plus, the American Heart Association says that gaining just five pounds can raise blood pressure.

Stonehenge

High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

SCIENCE | Sep 10
There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk waves during a rally at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.

Tesla Selects Nevada for Battery Plant

SCIENCE | By Justin Pritchard, Scott Sonner | Sep 5
Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars, a person familiar with the company's plans said.

How Will New Heart Drug Change Medical Treatment?

SCIENCE | Sep 3
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.