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The heart of 'The Cloud' is in Virginia

David Pogue visits Loudon County's massive data centers, through which up to 70% of the world's Internet traffic passes every day

Astronauts stage third spacewalk in 15 days

Two space station astronauts worked outside the lab Friday to install new cameras and carry out other mainenance

Nick Thompson on social media's 'biggest problem'

Bipartisan bill called the Honest Ads Act would make online advertisers disclose who paid for ads, just as TV and radio advertisers do

Could disclosing ad buyers prevent political influence operations on social media?

Lawmakers are taking steps to force Facebook and other online platforms to disclose who buys political ads on their sites. A new bipartisan bill called the Honest Ads Act would make online advertisers disclose who pay for ads, just like TV and radio. Wired editor-in-chief and CBS News contributor ...

Study: Pollution is one of the world's biggest killers

New report reveals the deadly toll pollution takes worldwide, but experts say it's "a winnable battle"

Women entrepreneurs struggle to crack the 'glass elevator'

Women own about one-third of small businesses, but they receive only 10 percent of venture capital funding -- why?

Facebook security boss says corporate network run like 'a college campus'

Alex Stamos said the internal security practices should be run more like a defense contractor

Meteor lights up New England sky mid-afternoon

Meteors at night are often no larger than specks of sand burning up in the atmosphere; to be seen in broad daylight, they have to be much bigger

Google parent Alphabet throws weight behind Uber rival

Internet giant is deepening its financial ties with one of Uber's biggest ride-hailing rivals

Google Doodle highlights Nobel-winning astrophysicist

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar won the Nobel Prize in 1983 for his theory on the evolution of stars

NOAA releases winter outlook forecast, says La Niña likely

Scientists from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center say there's a 55 to 65 percent chance of La Niña weather conditions

Dangers posed by Alaska's rapidly thawing permafrost

Side effects include the rapid release of greenhouse gases and homes buckling into uneven ground

15 creatures that could disappear with the Great Barrier Reef

These extraordinary sea species are threatened by coral bleachings at the Great Barrier Reef

New Google Maps feature lets you go to space

Google has rolled out a new feature that lets you explore planets, moons and the International Space Station

A billion people need power. They'll likely skip the grid

In poor, rural parts of the globe, the most direct way to get power might be straight from above

How GPS watches can put kids in harm's way

A consumer group's testing finds some devices are easily hackable and allow strangers to track kids

More than 12M 'Me Too' Facebook posts, comments, reactions in 24 hours

The hashtag was also tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours, according to Twitter

Old mining town gets a boost from underground science lab

The town of Lead was once home to the largest gold mine in North America but it closed in 2002, leaving hundreds jobless

Google Doodle pays tribute to Selena

Google Doodle​ remembers legendary Latin singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez on anniversary of her first solo album release

Get ready for 'unlimited data' of 5G networks in 2019

Next-gen networks will have vast capacity so your phone can handle data even in massive crowds

Scott Kelly talks about year in space, new book

The veteran astronaut joined "CBS This Morning" to talk about his new book, "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery"

'Tarantino does Happy Feet': Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks

Researchers say mass die-off occurred because unusually large amounts of sea ice forced penguins to travel farther in search of food for their young

Colliding neutron stars detected for first time

For the first time, astronomers have pinpointed two neutron stars colliding, using light and gravity waves

Bug puts Wi-Fi devices at risk of being hijacked

Certain Android devices could be most at risk, a cybersecurity expert said

Scott Kelly's year in space

In 2015 veteran NASA astronaut Scott Kelly embarked on a historic mission, blasting into orbit to begin his record-setting, 340-day mission to help study the effects of long-term space flight on the human body. Kelly worked on more than 400 scientific studies and conducted three spacewalks before ...

Bringing back supersonic flight, with quieter sonic booms

70 years after Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, NASA researchers are working to reintroduce supersonic flight to commercial aviation

Breaking the sound barrier, quietly

Seventy years after Chuck Yeager became the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound, NASA engineers are working to bring supersonic travel back to commercial aviation, with quieter sonic booms. CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor reports.

Urban farming goes underground

A hundred feet below London's streets, a garden is growing -- is this the eco-friendly future of agriculture?

NASA sends a fidget spinner toy in space -- see it go bonkers

Just when you thought the fidget spinner rage was subsiding, astronauts on the International Space Station get one of their own

'Me Too' online trend shines spotlight on sexual assault

People who have been sexual assaulted are writing "Me Too" on Twitter to draw attention to the problem

Atlas 5 rocket carrying spy satellite takes off

Running 10 days late after four delays, the rocket finally blasted off from Florida early Sunday

Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance man

In this web exclusive, Walter Isaacson, author of a new biography on Leonardo da Vinci, talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the rise of the "Renaissance Man" in Florence.

Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance painting

In this web exclusive, Walter Isaacson, author of a new biography on Leonardo da Vinci, talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the "augmented reality" of Renaissance artwork such as da Vinci's, and why the eyes in paintings like the Mona Lisa appear to follow the viewer.

Leonardo da Vinci, the scientist

In this web exclusive, biographer Walter Isaacson talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and his curiosity and unique gifts as an observer of the world around him.