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Iceland Volcano Eruption Threatens Europe's Airspace

SCIENCE | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Authorities in Iceland are warning the airline industry about a possible volcanic eruption that could send ash spewing into the sky - and into the path of planes. CBS News' Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Mapping the World's Coral Reefs like Never Before

SCIENCE | Aug 21
Jeff Glor tells us about a battle to save the world's coral reefs, waged by scientists and explorers armed with some very special cameras.

A power tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nev.

Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air

SCIENCE | By Ellen Knickmeyer, John Locher | Aug 21
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

Apple and Amazon have ways to encourage you to buy more of their products: Offer bonus features that work only with gadgets from the same company.

A Closer Look: Do More with Companion Devices

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 21
Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too.

Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

SCIENCE | Aug 20
A Missouri foxtrotter horse suffers from pigmentation problem that causes his right eye to sunburn and form ulcers. Local tattoo artists inked black around the horses eye to absorb the damaging sunlight.

Heart Disease and Stroke on the Decline

SCIENCE | Aug 20
New research shows that major strides are being made in the battle against heart disease and stroke. A recent study shows that patients are going to greater lengths to prevent the onset of these deadly health issues. CBS News' Teri Okita reports.

Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Aug 20
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

Arches, Canyonlands National Parks Ban Drones

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 20
Drones are now off limits in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Officials say the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility.

Celebrities Embrace the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 19
After exploding on social media last week, the ice bucket challenge was completed by tons of celebrities over the weekend. Norah O'Donnell reports on the craze.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Assange Talks of Leaving Embassy, Sowing Confusion

PERSONAL TECH | By Raphael Satter | Aug 19
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over his extradition were resolved.

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

PERSONAL TECH | By Joan Lowy | Aug 19
The Obama administration said it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.