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Scientists say data suggests the Earth's magnetic field could be ready to flip. (Nasa/Getty Images)

Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening 10 Times Faster Than Originally Thought

European astronomers say the Earth’s magnetic field could flip so that compasses would point south.

CBS Tampa–07/09/2014

Artist illustration of what the newly discovered planet, Gliese 832c, might look like. (PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA Hubble, Stellarium)

Scientists Discover The Most Earth-Like Planet Ever Found

Conditions on the “Goldilocks” world may be just right for life.

06/30/2014

Satellite data suggests field weakening in Western Hemisphere, magnetic north pole shifting over Siberia. (Image: European Space Agency)

Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening

Satellite data suggests field weakening in Western Hemisphere, magnetic north pole shifting over Siberia.

CBS Tampa–06/23/2014

NASA's new Z-2 spacesuit is modeled by a human on some Earth rocks. (Photo: NASA)

NASA’s Futuristic Spacesuits Made For First Mars Walkers

New spacesuit design gives astronauts greater range of movement and flexibility for walking on the surface of Mars or other celestial bodies.

CBS Tampa–06/17/2014

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

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