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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet as seen from the Philae lander, which landed on the comet's surface Wednesday. (Photo ESA via Getty Images)

Space Agency: Comet Lander Settled In The Shadow Of A Cliff

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is safely on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko but a nearby cliff is partially blocking it’s solar panels, potentially limiting its lifespan.

CBS Tampa–11/13/2014

File photo fo a compass (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Scientists: Earth’s Magnetic Field Could Flip In Our Lifetime

Scientists are estimating that Earth’s magnetic fields could flip sooner than originally believed.

10/18/2014

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For The Love Of Science

The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.

09/22/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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

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

Artist conception of Kepler-186f, which  orbits a red dwarf star about 500 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.  (Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)

Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Kepler-186f is a rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star 500 light years away and exists in the Goldilocks zone, where conditions for life may be just right.

04/17/2014

Is this flash of light proof of extraterrestrial intelligence? Probably not, say scientists. Image credit: NASA/JPL)

UFO Hunters Say Mars Photo Is Proof Of Alien Life

Scientists say strange flash of light is likely a cosmic ray.

04/08/2014

Artist interpretation of the rings around the remote asteroid Chariklo. (Credit: European Southern Observatory)

Icy Rings Discovered Around Asteroid

Astronomers stunned to find two icy rings around a non-planetary object.

CBS Tampa–03/27/2014

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