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Tech upgrades push fighter jets to new limits

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Warplanes that cost billions to develop aren't worth much if they can't communicate when it's needed most. But CBS News' Carter Evans got a look at how technology is helping bridge the gap between fighter jets -- new and old.

Thursday, Feb 22

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Man's brain tumor could be the world's largest

CBS News / SciTech

Santlal Pal had been living with the large mass on his head for three years before his surgery to remove the tumor

Spectacular predawn launch for SpaceX Falcon 9

CBS News / SciTech

Just two weeks after launching a Tesla Roadster into orbit, SpaceX gets back to business

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Climate scientists mull Category 6 for big storms, report says

CBS News / SciTech

Climatologists we may need a better way of accounting for the strength of 200 mph storms, The Guardian reports

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Car technologies helping prevent backup crashes, study finds

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New technology in cars is significantly cutting the number of backup crashes, a new report reveals. Kris Van Cleave reports.

Wednesday, Feb 21

21

Space Council works to speed up launch approvals

CBS News / Politics

The National Space Council is working to boost private sector space activity by streamlining regulations

Twitter responds to claims of lost followers, lockouts

CBS News / SciTech

Twitter said its tools are "apolitical" and that it enforces its rules "without political bias"

How warplanes are getting a high-tech upgrade

CBS News / SciTech

CBS News went to Edwards Air Force Base to see how the latest technology is improving communication in the air

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Too many selfies? You may have "selfitis"

CBS News / Health

The selfie trend is nothing new, but some psychologists worry people are taking it too far

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How to watch the SpaceX launch

CBS News / SciTech

The Falcon 9 rocket launch from a California air base could create a spectacular aerial display

12

Facebook's younger users are abandoning ship

CBS News / MoneyWatch

As many switch to its Instagram site, it's also facing tougher competition from Snapchat and resurgent Twitter

Tuesday, Feb 20

20

First-ever video shows hatching of mysterious sea creature

CBS News / U.S.

The deep sea creature lives on the bottom of the ocean floor

19

Rex Tillerson opens up

CBS News / U.S.

The normally private secretary of state talks with 60 Minutes about his life, his relationship with the President, and his efforts to bring North Korea to the bargaining table

18

Facebook exec apologizes for tweets about special counsel's Russia probe

CBS News / Politics

The company's VP of advertisements said his tweets conveyed his views "poorly"

Amazon customer service scam targets your financial data

CBS News / MoneyWatch

Fraudsters are using fake Amazon customer support numbers to steal consumers' bank and credit card info

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Inside the "troll factory" at the center of Russia's election meddling

CBS News

One internet activist went undercover writing fake news for the group accused of running a disinformation campaign targeting U.S. voters

Monday, Feb 19

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"Cunning" dark web pedophile gets 32-year prison sentence

CBS News / SciTech

Judge in London calls Cambridge grad Matthew Falder "cruel" for blackmailing dozes of victims, distributing images online

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How much do social media platforms deserve blame in election meddling?

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The special counsel's indictment in the election meddling probe shows how easily Russians allegedly manipulated social media platforms. The document mentions Facebook 35 times in 37 pages. Twitter is brought up nine times and YouTube once.…

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Oprah's voter focus group

CBS News / U.S.

Last fall, Oprah Winfrey spoke with 14 Michigan voters, seven of whom voted for Donald Trump. Winfrey sat down with the voters again to get their thoughts on Trump's first year in office

Saturday, Feb 17

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Indictment underscores how social media firms got played by Russian agents

CBS News

It's not clear if companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again

Friday, Feb 16

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After Russian indictments, Facebook says it has "more to do"

CBS News / SciTech

Vowing to tighten security, social media giant said Russia's interference in election "violates all of our values"

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The surprising source of much U.S. air pollution

CBS News / SciTech

Certain everyday household products emit nearly as many harmful compounds as motor vehicles, study finds

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Russian Twitter bots seize on gun hashtags after Fla. school shooting

CBS News / U.S.

Propaganda-tracking sites report uptick in shooting-related terms following deadly spree in Florida

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Amid killings, Borneo's endangered orangutans disappearing fast

CBS News / SciTech

Borneo's unique species of great ape is already critically endangered, and deadly encounters with humans are on the up

14

Spacewalkers reposition robot arm fittings

CBS News / SciTech

Two astronauts floated outside the space station to relocate two robot arm fittings that were removed earlier

04

White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill to weaken gun law

CBS News

Nearly a year ago, Trump signed a bill that made it easier for people with mental illness to obtain guns. CBS News asked for a photo of the signing

Thursday, Feb 15

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U.S., U.K. blame Russian military for "destructive" cyberattack

CBS News / Politics

U.K. accused Moscow of "weaponizing information" in a new kind of warfare, and the White House called it "the most destructive and costly" in history

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As California drought returns, water use climbs in enclaves

CBS News / SciTech

U.S. drought monitors recently declared parts of Southern California back in severe drought

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White nationalist leader walks back comments that shooting suspect was group member

CBS News

Leader of white nationalist group says Nikolas Cruz "acted on his own behalf" in school rampage

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Apple addresses HomePod ring stains

www.cbsnews.com

Apple acknowledges its new HomePod speaker leaves a white ring on wooden surfaces. Consumers who bought the $350 speaker tweeted photos of the white rings.