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The Osgood File / 07-22-14 / 9:25 AM07/22/14
These days, "selfies" are cropping up all over the place. All the world is a stage for people to use their own smartphones to take pictures of themselves, and whoever's with them. But what makes some selfies way more popular than others?
The Osgood File / 07-22-14 / 8:25 AM
There's something about playing Peek-A-Boo that delights babies - and how the babies love it, regardless of what culture they come from or what language their parents speak. But why is Peek-A-Boo such a universal hit?
The Osgood File / 07-22-14 / 7:25 AM
The mustard plant is so called, because part of its defense system against predator insects is mustard oil. When the plant detects a caterpillar munching away nearby, it releases the oil - and the caterpillar turns away...
The Osgood File / 07-22-14 / 6:25 AM
Former Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts of Nashua, New Hampshire went to the White House yesterday to receive from President Obama the nation's highest military award: the Medal of Honor. He told our CBS News colleague David Martin...
The Osgood File / 07-21-14 / 9:25 AM
If you're a commuter who gets stuck in a lot of bumper-to-bumper traffic, the thought of getting around without a car probably sounds tempting. That is where an instant scooter called the Commute-Case comes in...
The Osgood File / 07-21-14 / 8:25 AM
You might not think that an ant is a particularly intelligent creature. But if you put a lot of ants together, something amazing happens: they turn into data-processing machines that even some computers would envy...
The Osgood File / 07-21-14 / 7:25 AM
Scientists in Britain say that they have come up with a synthesized material that absorbs almost all of the light that shines on it. They say it might revolutionize satellites, telescopes and our ability to understand the universe...
The Osgood File / 07-21-14 / 6:25 AM
America's business conditions had a good second quarter. The latest survey from the National Association for Business Economics - the NABE - reflects that. Mood is an important factor in economics - and companies respond to that...
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 9:25 AM
It's the anniversary of the publication of one of the worst books in human history. I say "worst" not because of its literary style, although THAT'S pretty bad. It's the worst because it helped kill millions of people..
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 8:25 AM
I think it's safe to say that most of us aren't big fans of air travel these days. Wouldn't it be nice to at least be able to make a long-haul flight less of a long-haul?
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 7:25 AM
July 20,1969 was a big day for me. It was summer, so I wasn't in school. I had just turned 12, so my dream of being old enough to drive was getting closer. And I was allowed to stay up late to see something special.
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 6:25 AM
General Motors officials are answering some of the many questions about those faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 13 deaths and more than 50 crashes. The problem is: many members of Congress don't believe the answers.
The Osgood File / 07-17-14 / 9:25 AM
On July 17th,1938, an American pilot named Douglas Corrigan took off from a foggy airfield in Brooklyn, New York, headed for California. He got a little lost. It made him famous.
The Osgood File / 07-17-14 / 8:25 AM
Engineers are working on planes that don't fly on aviation fuel - they fly on electricity.
The Osgood File / 07-17-14 / 7:25 AM
The new guy in charge of Veterans Affairs says the agency understands it has a lot of problems it has to fix. Some members of Congress say: you don't have much time.
The Osgood File / 07-17-14 / 6:25 AM
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had to go before a congressional panel to try to reassure members his people know what they're doing.
The Osgood File / 07-16-14 / 9:25 AM
Everything changed on this day in 1945. The world, for better or worse, entered the atomic age.
The Osgood File / 07-16-14 / 8:25 AM
Alzheimer's is a particularly dreadful disease, both for those who have it and for those who love the people who have it. New research suggests at least some cases of Alzheimer's can be prevented.
The Osgood File / 07-16-14 / 7:25 AM
It's been the perennial question for those of us on Earth: Is there anyone - or anything - else out there? Some experts think the answer is yes - and that we'll have proof soon.
The Osgood File / 07-16-14 / 6:25 AM
The Peace Corps has been an American - in fact, an international institution since President John Kennedy helped create it in 1961. Now the Peace Corps is getting a makeover.
- Warrenton, VA