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Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawking: ‘I Truly Hope Humans Will Be Living On Mars’ By The End Of The Century

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking believes humans will colonize the moon in 50 years and hopes people will be living on Mars by the end of the century.

CBS Tampa–03/17/2014

File photo of scientist. (Credit:PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Parasitic Worms Found In Exotic Eel Species

Federal scientists are warning consumers about parasitic worms found in an invasive eel species that’s made a home in Florida.

CBS Tampa–03/15/2014

TV's Captain Kirk says it's a mathematical certainty that  life must exist on other planets. (Getty Images)

William Shatner “Certain” Alien Life Exists

Star Trek star says life in outer space is a mathematical certainty.

CBS Tampa–03/15/2014

The new laser communications system will allow faster transmissions of data from the space station to Earth. (Getty Images)

NASA To Test Laser Communication System On Space Station

The technology will allow for much faster communications between the station and scientists on Earth.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, speak during the dedication ceremony of the Gabriel Zimmerman Meeting Room in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on April 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mark Kelly, Twin Brother To Help NASA Study Effects Of Spaceflight On The Human Body

Astronaut Mark Kelly and his twin brother will help NASA study the effects of spaceflight on the human body.

CBS Tampa–03/10/2014

Reprojection of the official USGS basemap of Jupiter's moon Europa. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute)

NASA Says It Wants To Visit Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Scientists believe there may be liquid water on the Jovian satellite.

CBS Tampa–03/06/2014

File photo of a shark. (credit: ANNA ZIEMINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers Say Sharks Could Be Used To Predict Hurricanes, Tropical Storms

Researchers may have found a way to use sharks as a means of predicting hurricanes and tropical storms.

CBS Tampa–02/27/2014

386838 06: Actor Robert Picardo Stars As (The Doctor) In The United Paramount Network's Sci-Fi Television Series "Star Trek: Voyager."  (Photo By Getty Images)

NASA Developing Robot Doctors In Space

NASA is developing a humanoid robot that can be used to perform emergency medical procedures on astronauts.

CBS Tampa–02/20/2014

File photo of a football player from inside the helmet. (source: Thinkstock)

Study: Football Helmets Offer Little Protection From Concussions

A new joint study suggests that football helmets do little to protect players from concussions.

98.7 The Fan–02/18/2014