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The Osgood File / 07-28-15 / 9:25 AM07/28/15
In the distilled spirits business, you know what's really booming right now? Whiskey. You know what kind of whiskey? The kind made in the good old U.S.A. - bourbon and rye. More and more distilleries have been popping up across the country...
The Osgood File / 07-28-15 / 8:25 AM
It is a familiar sound this time of year. A good sprinkler system that can keep your lawn green. What if you could still keep your lawn green - with a lot less water? Chris Klein came up with the idea of a "smart sprinkler"...
The Osgood File / 07-28-15 / 7:25 AM
Tipping is going electronic at more and more businesses these days. At the local coffee shop, tip jars are being replaced with "e-tipping," tablets and apps that let you leave a tip on your credit card with the tap of a button...
The Osgood File / 07-28-15 / 6:25 AM
A Dr. Seuss story - long lost, but now found - comes out today. Here's Dean Reynolds - with the rhyme, and the reason: "'What Pet Should I Get?' is Seuss' latest to date. Though written long ago, it was well worth the wait..."
The Osgood File / 07-27-15 / 9:25 AM
Modern technology allows us to accomplish more things in less time than we ever could before. But sometimes, the very things that allow us to get more done can become serious distractions. There might be help, though...
The Osgood File / 07-27-15 / 8:25 AM
Scientists say they're getting closer to creating remote "cyborg beetles" that could look for survivors in disaster zones. One day, they say they might be able to "fly" the insect by remote control in search-and-rescue missions...
The Osgood File / 07-27-15 / 7:25 AM
Package delivery can be tricky business if the package is too big to fit into the mailbox. The Postal Service has focused until now on getting us used to sending smaller packages. But now, they've come up with making the mailboxes bigger...
The Osgood File / 07-27-15 / 6:25 AM
Wine has a long history in China that dates back centuries. But in recent years, winemakers there have been aiming for a global market as never before, says our CBS News colleague Seth Doane. The industry there is growing fast...
The Osgood File / 07-24-15 / 9:25 AM
Summer brings flies, and flies are a nuisance - especially mayflies. So, why in the world is one man trying to deliberately create more of them? Well, they are a significant source of food for fish, says Prof. Jerry Kaster...
The Osgood File / 07-24-15 / 8:25 AM
The Kepler Space Telescope has found another planet for its Goldilocks List. Scientists have identified a planet they call a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a Sun-like star - and it might just have the right conditions to support life...
The Osgood File / 07-24-15 / 7:25 AM
Polls show a majority of Americans - white and black - feel uncomfortable even talking about race, but a group in Chattanooga is doing just that on a regular basis over dessert. The group is called "Chattanooga Connected"...
The Osgood File / 07-24-15 / 6:25 AM
How long have we waited for the day when we could say that al-Qaida is no longer the threat it once was? Well, that day is finally here, according to the head of the FBI. Al-Qaida isn't the big problem anymore - the big problem now is ISIS...
The Osgood File / 07-23-15 / 9:25 AM
It was the obscurity of the Navajo language that helped win World War II. Now, the challenge is to save the language from extinction, which is where this 11-year-old boy comes in, voicing the Navajo translation of "Finding Nemo"...
The Osgood File / 07-23-15 / 8:25 AM
"Amazing Grace" is so simple, you can play the melody using just the black keys on the piano. But now, it is a 16-million-dollar Broadway musical. It all began one day in 1997, when Christopher Smith decided to check out a library book...
The Osgood File / 07-23-15 / 7:25 AM
Everyone knows wars are expensive, but we are only now coming to know how expensive. A new study which shows forty years after the Vietnam War, more than a quarter million veterans still suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder...
The Osgood File / 07-23-15 / 6:25 AM
I thought self-driving cars were still years in the future. But it turns out you may already have one. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek wanted to show what could happen when car manufacturers get careless about computer security...
The Osgood File / 07-22-15 / 9:25 AM
You can judge a library by its books. But our CBS News colleague Steve Hartman has found a library "On the Road" in Las Cruces, New Mexico that doesn't have any books at all. Just curl up with a good kitten...
The Osgood File / 07-22-15 / 8:25 AM
There was once a movie made in Britain called "The Man in the White Suit." Well, some real scientists there are now saying that they have developed a paint that is so water-repellant that it can make surfaces self-cleaning...
The Osgood File / 07-22-15 / 7:25 AM
Summer may be the season for soda - but soda sales hit an all-time high eleven years ago, and soda consumption has gone down every year since. These days, the bottlers are hoping to shake things up, says our CBS News colleague Vinita Nair...
The Osgood File / 07-22-15 / 6:25 AM
Do you have any 46-year-old suits in your closet? Well, the space suit that Neil Armstrong wore when he set foot on the Moon is forty-six now. What was Moon-Worthy back then isn't Exhibit-Worthy today, but there is a plan to bring it back...
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