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Doomsday Approaching, Say Atomic Scientists

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 26
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that's way too gloomy.

Weather Forecast: Blizzard Threatens Northeast

Jan 26
Meteorologist Danielle Niles of Boston station WBZ is tracking the blizzard.

Google and Fidelity Invest in Elon Musk's SpaceX

Jan 23
SpaceX says it has raised $1 billion and added Google Inc. and Fidelity as investors.

New Link Between Pneumonia and Other Serious Illnesses

Jan 23
Health Headlines: Patients hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly higher risk for heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. Also, a new warning about products with BPA. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories.

Measles Outbreak Tied to Disneyland Grows to 70 Illnesses

By Alicia Chang | Jan 23
A measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in CA led to warnings against visiting the happiest place on Earth if tourists or their children have not been vaccinated against the highly contagious respiratory disease that has sickened 70 people.

Aetna Picks Gilead Sciences Hep C Drugs Over AbbVie's

By Linda A. Johnson | Jan 22
Insurer Aetna has made new hepatitis C drugs from Gilead Sciences Inc. preferred treatments for customers with the liver-destroying virus.

The 36-Question Experiment for Creating Intimacy

Jan 20
Is it possible to fall in love with someone by asking just 36 questions? Psychologist Arthur Aron brought together pairs of strangers and told them to ask each other a series of increasingly personal questions.

American Astronaut Prepares for a Year in Space

Jan 19
Scott Kelly is preparing to be the first American to spend a continuous year in space. He'll travel to the International Space Station in March along with a Russian cosmonaut. NASA plans to study the effect long space flight has on the body.

Author Dean Koontz on "Odd" Finale, Fame & Childhood

Jan 16
Koontz is one of the best selling authors of all time. He just released "Saint Odd," the final book in one of this most popular series. Koontz speaks with Ben Tracy about his unusual life experiences.

Obama Says High-Speed Broadband is Not a Luxury

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Jan 15
President Barack Obama says high-speed broadband is not a luxury but a necessity. The president is promoting a plan to expand access to broadband communications services by increasing competition.

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