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File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Signs Bill For Use Of Pot Strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

File photo of damage caused by a tornado. (MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida More Vulnerable To Twisters Than Midwest

Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but Florida and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters, a new analysis shows.

CBS Tampa–06/15/2014

Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths. (Image credit: NASA/SDO)

Solar Flare Expected To Hit Earth On Friday The 13th

A cloud of plasma from the sun could cause communications blackouts.

CBS Tampa–06/11/2014

The far side of the moon lacks the large dark areas that we see in the night sky. (NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)

Moon Mystery Solved

Science answers 55-year-old question of why the far side of the moon looks different.

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

Artists conception of a red dwarf star. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Astronomers Find Star That Will Gobble Up Its Planets

Kepler-56 will devour two of its planets as it balloons into a red giant.

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

A recent view of asteroid 2014 HQ124 as seen from a telescope in Australia. (Image courtesy Slooh Community Observatory)

‘Beast’ Asteroid That Will Buzz By Earth Big Enough To Wipe Out A City

TAMPA (CBS Tampa) – “The Beast” is coming! That’s the nickname astronomers have given to an asteroid that will nearly sideswipe Earth this Sunday, reports Space.com. Near-Earth asteroid 2014 HQ124 will be a mere 777,000 miles […]

CBS Tampa–06/06/2014

The National Research Council recommends a long-term vision and a big increase in funding if NASA wants to send humans to Mars. (NASA/Getty Images)

Report: NASA Needs More Money And Focus Before Sending People To Mars

National Research Council says a steady hand and lots of money is the only way for NASA to fulfill its quest for Mars.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

Artist conception of a rocky planet in a binary star-system, one of which is a red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Scientists: The Universe’s Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Impossible

Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, but their solar winds may blast a planet’s atmosphere into space.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

A rescued Black Bear reaches for a treat. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Officials Using Donuts To Help Count Bears Statewide

Florida officials will use donuts to manage their black bear population.

CBS Tampa–06/04/2014

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