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SETI astronomer Frank Marchis says we may be less than two decades away from finding an Earth-like planet. (Getty Images)

Astronomer: We’re 10-15 Years Away From Finding Earth 2.0

SETI astronomer Frank Marchis says we’re very close to finding an Earth-like planet orbiting another star.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014

Great white sharks may live longer than previously believed.  (credit: Tim Rock/Getty Images)

Study: Great White Sharks Can Live Up To 70 Years

Researchers find a shark’s lifespan may be similar to humans.

CBS Tampa–01/14/2014

The Current host Franco Ripple in the studio with "bigs" and "littles" from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County (photo credit: CBS Tampa Bay)

The Current: Buccaneer Mike Alstott on Hike For Hospice, Networking Tips From Aakash Patel, Orthopaedic Research in Tampa Bay, and National 4-H Council on STEM Education

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (November 3rd) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the first and second half-hour programs featuring: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers […]

CBS Tampa–11/06/2013

File photo of Asteroid 2103 TV135. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Large Asteroid Just Missed Earth In Sept., Coming Back In 2032

Scientists say a large asteroid came near to Earth in September and will return in 2032.

10/19/2013

American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre will visit Tampa for a concert presented by VSA Florida (photo credit: Scott MacIntyre)

The Current: American Idol Finalist Scott MacIntyre, Author Dawna Stone’s New Book, Tampa’s Hispanic Man & Woman of 2013, St. Petersburg Science Festival, ACS Making Strides Walk

First half-hour: Second half-hour: Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (October 13th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the whole episode featuring: Sandra Blackburn with […]

CBS Tampa–10/16/2013

The planet Venus appears close to the crescent Moon as Jupiter (R) appears nearby during a rare planetary alignment on December 1, 2008.  (credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Study: Life-Sustaining Planets May Exist Beyond Our Solar System

According to a recent study, scientist say planets in a solar system over 100 light years from Earth can sustain life.

10/12/2013

File photo of crops ruined by extreme heat. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study: Earth At Its Warmest Point In Over 1,400 Years

A new international study suggests that the planet is now experiencing warmth unlike any other experienced in the past 1,400 years.

04/23/2013

File photo of a bottlenose dolphin.  (credit:  Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Study: Dolphins Call Each Other By Name

According to a new study, bottlenose dolphins call the out for their loved ones – by name.

CBS Tampa–02/23/2013

Two astronauts on a space walk (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Recruits Chemist To Recreate Space’s Stink

Astronauts are often asked about what it’s like in space. Oftentimes they’ll be asked about the food and toilets, but not very often they’ll be asked about what space smells like.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2012

a crescent moon forming a triangle with Venus (top-R)and Jupiter (L). (Photo Credit: JACK GUEZ / AFP / Getty Images)

Venus And Jupiter Cuddling Up In Night Sky

It’s not too late to catch the spectacular Venus and Jupiter show.

On Monday and Tuesday evenings, Venus and Jupiter will appear just 3 degrees apart in the western sky. The gap has been narrowing since last month.

03/12/2012

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