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Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida's toxic red tide

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At least seven counties in Florida are under a state of emergency for a toxic algae bloom that has killed thousands of marine animals

Saturday, Aug 18

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Meet the YouTuber who became chief curiosity correspondent at a Chicago museum

CBS News / U.S.

Emily Graslie comes alive talking about dead things

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Rising ocean water temperatures increase risk of Pacific hurricanes

CBS News

Last week, two hurricanes barreled through the Pacific, and there are new concerns that rising seawater temperatures could bring them closer to California

Friday, Aug 17

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Feds say Facebook allowed housing discrimination

CBS News / SciTech

The social media giant has allowed ads that exclude certain groups, like families with kids or the disabled

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Aretha Franklin's legacy will live on with namesake asteroid, NASA says

CBS News / SciTech

The U.S. space agency says it named asteroid 249516 "Aretha," which will "keep orbiting beyond Mars"

Google employees revolt against China project

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Around 1,400 Google employees are protesting the company's project to develop a censored search engine in China, according to a report in the New York Times. Kiet Do of CBS station KPIX-TV reports.

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Google workers protest censored China search

CBS News / SciTech

More than 1,000 employees sign letter objecting to plan for search engine that complies with Chinese censorship

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Musk's Boring Company proposes L.A. tunnel to Dodger Stadium

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"Dugout Loop" would transport baseball fans between East Hollywood and the stadium in under four minutes

Thursday, Aug 16

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Google clarifies its location-tracking policy

CBS News / U.S.

Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works

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How the Obama campaign defended itself against hackers

CBS News / Politics

It’s a key reason why the 2008 and 2012 elections dealt with fewer cybersecurity issues

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After denying link, interior secretary says climate change impacts fires

CBS News / Politics

Zinke, a Trump appointee, contradicted earlier statements where he has discounted the role of climate change in the fires

Researchers may be on brink of solving deadly red tides

CBS News / U.S.

Two pumps installed on a canal mix water with ozone, which removes toxins

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Live stream: FCC Chair Ajit Pai testifies at Senate hearing

CBS News / Politics

Chairman Ajit Pai may be asked about commission's actions regarding issue known as "net neutrality"

Wednesday, Aug 15

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Los Angeles set to deploy tech to scan subway passengers

CBS News / SciTech

Screening devices will be the first in the U.S. used to protect mass transit riders from explosives and weapons

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Sea critters imperiled by major increase in "marine heat waves"

CBS News / SciTech

"This trend will only further accelerate with global warming," said Thomas Frolicher, a climate scientist at the University of Bern in Switzerland

Tuesday, Aug 14

Newspaper clipping from 1912 mentions link between burning coal and a warmer planet

CBS News / SciTech

The headline reads: "Coal Consumption Affecting Climate Change"

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Employee privacy at stake as surveillance technology evolves

CBS News / MoneyWatch

A growing number of businesses are using tech to monitor what you do, and even where you go, on company time

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How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

CBS News / SciTech

Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible

Google may be tracking your location

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An Associated Press report says Google may be tracking your location, even if you've asked it not to. Wired editor-in-chief and CBS News contributor Nicholas Thompson explains why, and what you can do to stop it.

Monday, Aug 13

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Google tracks your movements -- like it or not

CBS News / SciTech

Investigation finds search giant stores your location data even if you set privacy settings to deter the practice

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Solar probe launch delayed due to a technical glitch

CBS News / SciTech

NASA and rocket-builder United Launch Alliance plan to make another attempt to get the long-awaited mission off the ground early Sunday

Sunday, Aug 12

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Step by step: Helping paraplegics walk

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The Food & Drug Administration and the Veterans Administration have approved robotic exoskeletons – devices that enable people who have lost the use of their legs to stand and walk again. But many paraplegics who could benefit from the…

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Robotic exoskeletons: Helping paraplegics walk again

CBS News / SciTech

Many who have lost the use of their legs could benefit from life-changing devices that enable them to stand and walk, but are finding huge hurdles to actually access them

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Solar probe launched on historic sun-study mission

CBS News / SciTech

NASA's $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe takes off on a flight to "touch the sun"

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How to watch the 2018 Perseid meteor shower

CBS News / SciTech

NASA's Bill Cooke tells CBS News that spectators are in store for a better watching experience this year due to diminished moonlight

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Electronic driver-assist systems may not work, insurance group warns

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A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety warns that cars with driver assistance systems still require drivers to pay close attention to the roads. The study looked at several makes and models, including Tesla's…

Saturday, Aug 11

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Twitter suspends accounts ahead of "Unite the Right" rally

CBS News / SciTech

Twitter was highly criticized this week for not banning accounts linked to Alex Jones and InfoWars

Friday, Aug 10

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Airbnb, Lyft, Uber allowing service to be denied to white nationalist rally-goers

CBS News / SciTech

The three companies made clear that users can refuse to anyone who violates guidelines against discrimination

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Space Force is in the market for a logo and President Trump is letting Americans vote

CBS News / U.S.

There's one shaped like a shield, a few with cartoonish spaceships and one emblazoned with the words "Mars awaits"

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Trump administration rolls out plans for "Space Force"

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The White House and the Pentagon took the first steps today toward creating a "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the military. There was a speech by the vice president, and a tweet from the commander in chief reading: "Space Force all…