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Scientists believe these lines may be created by water flowing just underneath the surface. (Credit: NSA/JPL)

Scientists: Dark Lines On Mars Could Indicate Flowing Water

Traces of iron formations hint at the possibility of liquid water just underneath the Martian surface.

CBS Tampa–02/12/2014

File photo of a cat. (Photo by: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Cat Bites May Cause Deep-Tissue, Joint Infections That Could Need Surgery

The findings of a new study indicate that bites from cats could cause joint and deep-tissue infections in those who suffer them.

CBS Tampa–02/11/2014

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Study: Breath Test May Help Detect Lung Cancer

A new study has found that a simple breath test might help detect if a person has lung cancer.

CBS Tampa–02/02/2014

A lawsuit suggests this rock is actually a form of Martian life. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.)

Lawsuit Claims NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life

Lawsuits suggests NASA is covering up evidence of life on Mars.

CBS Tampa–01/30/2014

File photo of an astronaut. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Report: Human Body Not Prepared For Life In Outer Space

A new report states that being in outer space could cause long-term health problems for humans.

CBS Tampa–01/29/2014

People who interact with others from a lower viewpoint, also known as short people, express more feelings of inferiority, excessive mistrust and paranoia. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Study: Short People Prone To Feelings Of Inferiority, Mistrust

People who interact with others from a lower viewpoint, also known as short people, express more feelings of inferiority, excessive mistrust and paranoia.

CBS Tampa–01/29/2014

Russia's Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard blasts off from the Russian leased Kazakh Baikonur cosmodrome early on Sept. 26, 2013. (credit: VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Space Station Astronauts Run Into New Trouble During Spacewalk

Two Russian space station astronauts took a spacewalk Monday to complete a camera job left undone last month, but ran into new trouble.

CBS Tampa–01/27/2014

File photo of an unmanned rocket. (Photo by BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Telescope Spies Water Plumes On Dwarf Planet Ceres

First evidence of an icy surface on Ceres, now one of the few bodies in the solar system known to have water.

CBS Tampa–01/23/2014

Scientists say 2013 was the wettest year for the continental U.S. since 2009. The average rainfall totaled 31 inches, 2 inches above the previous century's average.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Report: 2013 US Weather Was Wetter, Cooler Than Years Past

Scientists say 2013 was the wettest year for the continental U.S. since 2009. The average rainfall totaled 31 inches, 2 inches above the previous century’s average.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014