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How Will New Heart Drug Change Medical Treatment?

SCIENCE | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
The new drug aimed at treating heart failure is being described as a game changer with the ability to save lives. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains how this drug could change medical treatment for years to come.

US Court Hears Debate in NSA Phone Records Case

PERSONAL TECH | By Larry Neumeister | Sep 3
A lawyer defending the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records found himself facing tough questions from judges wanting to know whether the program will lead to the government's study of "every American's everything."

Home Depot Probes Possible Credit Card Data Breach

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Sep 3
Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach. The home improvement retailer told The Associated Press that it is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would point to a hack.

Hollywood Hacked :: Explicit Celeb Photos Leaked

Dozens of private, nude photographs were accessed from A-listers' cloud-based storage systems online. Celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kate Upton were targeted. Anthony Mason reports.

Counting Species in California's Muir Woods

SCIENCE | Sep 2
In a bold effort called a "bioblitz," teams of scientists, students and volunteers took part in a 24-hour inventory of every species living in the 116-square-mile Muir Woods National Monument just north of San Francisco. Carter Evans reports.

Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black."

The Case Against Binge-Watching TV

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Sep 2
It's no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching - going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch.

Hornet Gay Social Network Ups Its HIV Prevention on Website

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Sep 2
Hornet Gay Social Network, one of the largest gay mobile apps, adds another in-app tool for AIDS prevention.

Viral Vids :: Dad Builds His Kids a Homemade Hovercraft

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including an infrared F1 burnout, a fireworks safety suit and a Star Wars medley played by identical twins with electric harps. Plus, a creative father treats his kids to a homemade hovercraft.

People pour ice water over themselves during an "ice bucket challenge" fund raising event in Bangkok.

Cold Cash Just Keeps Washing in from ALS Challenge

PERSONAL TECH | By Allen G. Breed | Sep 1
Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease has put the ALS group into the top ranks for medical charity donations. Since the end of July, the money has been sloshing in.

Hack Attack on PlayStation: Work of Spoilsports or Cyber-Terrorists?

VIDEO GAMES | By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 30
When you think of terrorism, images of terrific damage, large-scale loss of life, tragedy and destruction come to mind. But an interruption of multiplayer gaming?

Amazon shows the company's Firefly app.

Visual Search to Shop :: Gimmick or Game Changing?

By Mae Anderson | Aug 30
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea - but it doesn't quite work.