CBS NEWS : Science (30)

Leaders ramp up climate fight, with 'momentum' from Trump

Paris summit takes aim at emissions on 2 year anniversary of climate accord Trump wants U.S. to abandon

What happens if the bitcoin bubble pops?

Unlike past investment manias, such as last decade's housing boom, a cryptocurrency collapse wouldn't hurt too bad

What happens if the Bitcoin bubble pops?

Unlike past investment manias, such as last decade's housing boom, a cryptocurrency collapse wouldn't hurt too bad

SpaceX readies used rocket for launch

NASA says the risk of flying a used SpaceX rocket is about the same as for a new vehicle

American Express drops signature requirement for purchases

In April, it will join other major credit card companies Mastercard and Discover in no longer making shoppers sign

Apple buys song-recognition app Shazam

Although the tech giant's Siri uses Shazam's technology, it's unclear if the popular app will survive

Patreon angers content creators with new fee

Popular crowdunding service says a new fee will help artists, but some say donors are fleeing

New discoveries revealed from tombs in Luxor, Egypt

A trove of priceless artifacts is uncovered, shedding new light on an ancient dynasty

North Atlantic right whales could become extinct, officials say

There are only about 450 North Atlantic right whales left and 17 of them have died in 2017

FAA warns against flying drones near California wildfires

"Any drone pilot who recklessly interferes with firefighting or other emergency response operations can face civil penalties ... of up to $20,000 per violation," says a public affairs manager for the FAA

Now trending: HQ, the trivia game show app

A daily live quiz show on your smartphone tests your knowledge and speed

After many months - and tens of millions - SpaceX regains key asset

SpaceX is ready to resume flights using a launchpad heavily damaged in a 2016 explosion

California fire damage to homes is less random than it seems

Firefighters and researchers alike have a pretty solid understanding of why some houses are more vulnerable to wildfire than others

Only 15 vehicles get top safety rating for 2018

The insurance industry is out with its latest list of the safest cars and SUVs. Transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports on which makes and models made the grade.

The 20 most downloaded iPhone apps of 2017

Apple just revealed its most popular apps, movies, TV shows and music for 2017, and there's one clear takeaway

DNA is going digital – what could possibly go wrong?

When biology and cybersecurity collide: the emerging field of cyberbiosecurity explores a whole new category of risks

Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla Semi trucks

Beer giant aiming to reduce its global carbon emissions by 30 percent over the next few years

Scans reveal solar eclipse damage to woman's eye

The woman told doctors she looked directly at the eclipse for just a few seconds

Navigation apps could pose risk in California wildfires

The LAPD is urging caution when using apps to find a route through dangerous conditions

Newfound dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

The tiny creature, only about 18 inches tall, roamed 75 million years ago in what is now Mongolia

Facebook's Oculus gives you a VR room of your own

The social network's latest virtual reality software lets users create a unique room of their own

Why Southern California's wildfires are so explosive

Dry weather this year left conditions primed for the Thomas fire and other blazes to erupt in the Los Angeles area

Rare 3.6 million-year-old skeleton of human ancestor unveiled

Its discovery is expected to help researchers better understand the human ancestor's appearance and movement

Women land in 'Facebook jail' after posting negative comments about men

Some of the phrases women are using to talk about the wave of sex misconduct cases are getting them banned from the site

Operating a drone while drunk could become a crime in N.J.

The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone legislation this year

YouTube cutting access to this device on New Year's Day

Google-owned video service also cutting access for second time to another device

Trump science job picks lack advanced degrees

Nearly 60 percent of Trump nominees for science-related jobs do not have a master's or doctorate in a science or health field, AP analysis finds

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg explains why he's taking leave

Social media giant offers generous parental leave benefits; US among the stingiest countries in offering paid time

Twitter reveals its top trending people and topics for 2017

It was a year in which almost every sector of society was mashed together or clashing on social media

Popular keyboard app leaks 31M users' personal data

A.I.type on-screen keyboards have millions of users worldwide, and their personal data was stored on an unprotected server