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NASA flightsuits found in thrift shop worth big bucks
08/16/2017 11:54 PM
Two students nabbed an out-of-this-world bargain find, buying authentic NASA astronaut flightsuits for pennies at a local thrift shop.
SpaceX cargo ship successfully captured by space station
08/16/2017 3:52 PM
SpaceX cargo ship caught up with the space station Wednesday, bringing 3 tons of supplies (including ice cream) and equipment
Google protests canceled after alleged threats
08/16/2017 3:47 PM
Rallies were announced by conspiracy-theory promoter after Google employee wrote highly controversial memo about gender differences
Rare solar eclipse set to take place on August 21st
08/15/2017 3:52 AM
As the solar eclipse is only one week away, Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute, Derrick Pitts, joins CBSN to discuss the safest way to watch. Only 14 states are expected to be able to view the full eclipse. People are warned not to look directly at it if unless using approved glasses.
Business is booming for social media influencers
08/14/2017 10:26 PM
Social media influencer Alexa Mehraban's job sounds too good to be true. Companies pay her to take pictures of food and post them on Instagram
SpaceX launches cargo ship to space station
08/14/2017 8:54 PM
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off in company's 12th flight to resupply International Space Station
How Instagram aims to filter out hate
08/14/2017 5:40 PM
Instagram has a new feature to filter out hateful comments. The tool uses a type of artificial intelligence called machine learning. A group of about 20 people is now teaching the program what are considered mean or inappropriate posts. CBS News contributor and Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson sat down with Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom for "CBSN: On Assignment." Watch the full report Monday, Aug. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and CBSN.
The Great American Solar Eclipse
08/13/2017 6:42 PM
It's been referred to as "the Super Bowl of the sky" - the total solar eclipse on August 21 that will allow people across the continental United States to witness a rare and spectacular celestial event. Martha Teichner meets with retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak (known as "Mr. Eclipse") and with other "umbraphiles" whose love of eclipses outshines all else.
Google finds itself in the middle of national debate after firing writer of diversity memo
08/13/2017 3:27 AM
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, 28-year-old software engineer James Damore claimed he was fired for "raising questions about cultural taboos" when he argued in an internal memo that "biological causes" may explain the representation gap in the tech industry. Carter Evans has more.
Ancient skull may be last shared human-ape ancestor
08/11/2017 6:18 PM
13-million-year-old infant primate skull may come from a time when our ancient family tree branched off
Former Google VP Megan Smith on biases in tech industry
08/11/2017 5:36 PM
For safety reasons, Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a meeting meant to address a controversial memo. The 10-page document written by former employee James Damore criticized the tech giant's diversity initiatives. Pichai said the company needs to "step back and create a better set of conditions for us to have the discussion." Megan Smith, former vice president at Google and U.S. chief technology officer under President Obama, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss discrimination in the tech industry.
Google cancels town hall over safety concerns
08/11/2017 3:44 PM
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is speaking out after the tech giant canceled a town hall meeting intended to address a controversial memo written by a former engineer. The widely circulated document criticized the company's diversity initiatives. Pichai said the company was forced to call off the meeting over safety concerns for staff. Carter Evans reports.
Travis Kalanick sued for alleged fraud
08/11/2017 1:35 AM
A venture capital firm accuses the ride-hailing company's founder of withholding information from shareholders
Behind Facebook's "Watch" video platform
08/10/2017 5:06 PM
Facebook's new video platform is being launched today with original content just for viewing on Facebook. It's available to a select group of users. Disney is also creating its own streaming service and removing the company's content from Netflix. Fast Company editor and managing director Robert Safian joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what this means for the way you find your shows, movies and videos.
Why changing your light bulb could help you sleep better
08/10/2017 5:05 PM
A new study says replacing regular light bulbs with a special bulb that emits less blue light could get you to fall asleep faster. Michael Breus, clinical psychologist and a specialist in sleep medicine, joins "CBS This Morning" to offer tips on better sleep.

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