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Satellite image of 2012's Hurricane Sandy, which killed about 150 people and caused nearly $70 billion in damage. (Photo: NASA via Getty Images)

Study: Hurricanes With Female Names Deadlier Than Male Named Storms

Researchers say people take the threat of a female-named storm less seriously.

06/02/2014

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says an intelligent species may have already come and gone without an inkling there might be intelligent life here on Earth.  (Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

‘Cosmos’ Host: I Fear Aliens Have Visited Earth And Concluded There’s No Signs Of Intelligent Life

The famous astronomer says an intelligent species may have already come and gone without an inkling there might be intelligent life here on Earth.

CBS Tampa–06/02/2014

Oceanographer Fabien Cousteau attends the 5th annual Swedish-American Chamber Of Commerce Green Summit - From Farm To Fork at Goldman Sachs on October 3, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Fabien Cousteau Plans 31-Day Underwater Mission

Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather’s films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he’s adding to his family’s sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

CBS Tampa–06/01/2014

File photo of a hurricane. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

5 Things To Know About Hurricane Season

Tampa Bay, FL (AP) – Starting this hurricane season, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami will begin dropping small drones into storms in the hope they can learn more about how storms […]

CBS Tampa–05/27/2014

The Air Force has launched a top-secret satellite. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

US Air Force Launches Top-Secret Intelligence Satellite

The Air Force has launched a top-secret satellite.

CBS Tampa–05/22/2014

A Delta 4 rocket  carries its payload into space.  (Photo: Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

New GPS Satellite Launched Into Space

Updated military satellite will provide navigation info to the Air Force,

CBS Tampa–05/16/2014

New research suggests that Earth microbes and bacteria could survive a trip to Mars on the outside of a spacecraft. (Getty Images)

Researchers: Spacecraft-Riding Microbes Could Colonize Mars

Research shows bacteria and other Earth microbes can survive on spacecraft.

CBS Tampa–05/16/2014

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy, taken on October 29, 2012, shows the storm over the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. (Photo: NASA via Getty Images)

Study: Tropical Storms Shifting Toward North And South Poles

TAMPA (CBS Tampa) – Tropical storms aren’t so tropical any more, says a new study reported on by Live Science. An analysis of historical storm data shows the average latitude at which tropical cyclones reach their maximum intensity […]

CBS Tampa–05/14/2014

Two recent research papers suggest the massive West Antarctica ice sheet has begun melting, with catastrophic consequences for global coastlines. (Photo: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers: Catastrophic Collapse Of West Antarctic Ice Sheet Begins

Unstoppable melting could mean 11-13 feet sea-level rise by the end of the century.

CBS Tampa–05/13/2014

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