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The Osgood File / 09-18-15 / 9:25 AM09/18/15
There is a very special book that doesn't have any characters or plot. But what's most remarkable about this book is how it could save a lot of lives - all you have to do is add water. This book could help millions of people around the world...
The Osgood File / 09-18-15 / 8:25 AM
We've been telling you about Hyperloop, a planned fifth mode of transportation to carry people and cargo on the ground in a tube at speeds faster than a commercial jet. Can they really get from where we are now to there?
The Osgood File / 09-18-15 / 7:25 AM
Do you know about Hyperloop? With my CBS News colleague Carter Evans, we're doing two broadcasts this morning on a project that you have to go back to the Wright Brothers 112 years ago to find anything that compares...
The Osgood File / 09-18-15 / 6:25 AM
The Federal Reserve decided yesterday to keep interest rates right where they are - and where they've been for a long time. One reason, says Fed Chair Janet Yellen, is what we have seen lately in the global economy - especially China...
The Osgood File / 09-17-15 / 9:25 AM
When you were a kid, did you ever try to climb a tree? The view from the treetop can be something special, but climbing up the tree to get to the top can be difficult and even dangerous. What if you could take the stairs, instead?
The Osgood File / 09-17-15 / 8:25 AM
This time every year, millions of Monarch butterflies are taking to the skies in one of Nature's great migrations. But experts are worried about the Monarchs, because not as many of them are on the move as they were just a few years ago...
The Osgood File / 09-17-15 / 7:25 AM
If you had any doubts about how bad California's drought is, experts say it's been 500 years since the state has been this dry. Scientists came to that conclusion after analyzing blue oak tree rings in the Central Valley...
The Osgood File / 09-17-15 / 6:25 AM
You know, we don't choose Presidential nominees the way we used to. And that was quite clear if you watched the Republican candidates debate in California last night. Meanwhile, just down the road, says our CBS News colleague Carter Evans...
The Osgood File / 09-16-15 / 9:25 AM
Goodwill stores are known for their bargains, but they aren't usually considered places of high-end merchandise. Our CBS News colleague Chelsea Edwards saw something different at one store in Huntington Beach, California...
The Osgood File / 09-16-15 / 8:25 AM
Despite great efforts to stop it, rhinoceros poaching is on the rise. It is the rhino's horn that makes the animal such a target for poachers. That's why two men in a San Francisco lab are working on something to try to change that...
The Osgood File / 09-16-15 / 7:25 AM
On our last broadcast, Jeff Glor was telling us about the remarkable things going on at Duke University's Brain Laboratory - headed by Dr. Miguel Nicolelis. He's made some amazing progress in trying to merge the power of multiple brains...
The Osgood File / 09-16-15 / 6:25 AM
We've learned how to hook up many computers - arrays of them - to work together to solve hugely complex problems. Well, the brain is a kind of a computer. What if we could hook up multiple brains to think problems through, you might ask?
The Osgood File / 09-15-15 / 9:25 AM
You know what's catching on in this country, big time? Oddly enough, it is something with plenty of nothing: seltzer water. It has no caffeine, no sugar, no alcohol - and its only buzz are the bubbles that come from carbonation...
The Osgood File / 09-15-15 / 8:25 AM
One problem with personal transportation is what to do with your vehicle once you arrive at your destination. Cars need to be parked, bikes need to be chained - what if you could carry your ride with you? Welcome to "Car In A Bag"...
The Osgood File / 09-15-15 / 7:25 AM
Once so many casinos started popping up in many places besides Atlantic City, four of the ones there closed and the economy took a nosedive. But now, says our CBS News colleague Elaine Quijano, Atlantic City is getting a facelift...
The Osgood File / 09-15-15 / 6:25 AM
Besides all the other nasty things that blight airline travel these days, there's something else to think about. The FAA saw a summer spike in "laser strikes" - people pointing high-powered green lasers at planes often during takeoff or landing...
The Osgood File / 09-14-15 / 9:25 AM
Consuming a lot of sugar - say, the amount found in a typical bottle of soda - is not good for you. Some argue that the sweeteners used in diet soda are even worse. And that may be why, as our CBS News colleague Weijia Jiang found out...
The Osgood File / 09-14-15 / 8:25 AM
Heroin addiction is a major problem where you might least expect it these days. Our CBS News colleague Kenneth Craig rode along with a police officer through Rutland, Vermont - the epicenter of that state's heroin epidemic...
The Osgood File / 09-14-15 / 7:25 AM
There are storytellers - and then, there are storytellers. Without a doubt, Walt Disney was one of the greatest storytellers and re-tellers of all - from Mickey Mouse to Snow White to Disneyland - and so much more...
The Osgood File / 09-14-15 / 6:25 AM
In Brookline, Massachusetts, our CBS News colleague Steve Hartman found a store, a tiny old-fashioned candy and toy store that kids just love - of which once there were many and now hardly any of. Ethel Weiss lives next door to the store...
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