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The Osgood File / 05-05-15 / 9:25 AM05/05/15
From London comes word that treatment for cancer will be personalized with tailor-made 3D "phantom tumors" and "phantom organs" that are the exact size and shape of the patient's own to adjust to the dosage of radiation...
The Osgood File / 05-05-15 / 8:25 AM
There was once a TV show called "The Six Million Dollar Man" - about an astronaut who was fitted with bionic implants after an accident. Now, a doctor in Austria is using bionic technology to help people who have lost the use of their hands...
The Osgood File / 05-05-15 / 7:25 AM
The story that David McCullough tells in his new book "The Wright Brothers" is not only about Wilbur and Orville Wright - but their sister Katharine, too. The payoff came on December 17th, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina...
The Osgood File / 05-05-15 / 6:25 AM
There's a book filled with insights about Wilbur and Orville, the Brothers Wright - the men who gave the world powered flight. It's by David McCullough - and the other day, our CBS News colleague Rita Braver asked him...
The Osgood File / 05-04-15 / 9:25 AM
For ages, people have been using stitches to sew up wounds. The materials and procedures used have evolved over time, but the binding of body tissue with needle and thread might be one of the oldest medical concepts still in use today...
The Osgood File / 05-04-15 / 8:25 AM
All that glitters is not gold. At least that is what we're told. Another thing we're told is true is that who we are is what we do. Our careers over the years - all that time making a living - can't help but affect, if not define, our lives...
The Osgood File / 05-04-15 / 7:25 AM
In the United States, fewer than one percent of venomous snake bites are fatal. But in Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 30 percent of them are. Dr. Robert Harrison is the head of venom research at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine...
The Osgood File / 05-04-15 / 6:25 AM
Our CBS News colleague Steve Hartman told us about a man named Bryan Henderson, who is concerned about the misuse of the phrase "comprised of" - as in, an ax is "comprised of" a handle and a head. Apparently, it's supposed to be "composed of."
The Osgood File / 05-01-15 / 9:25 AM
If you're a commuter, you know what rush hour can be like: traffic. No fun for anyone. And the more traffic there is, the more stress for commuters. But there is idea that just might help - and that's "virtual traffic lights"...
The Osgood File / 05-01-15 / 8:25 AM
Being out in the sun is good for you, but being out in the sun for too long is not. How do you know when you have had the right amount of sun? Well, in Britain, there's now a device that can tell you. It is called "Solitair"...
The Osgood File / 05-01-15 / 7:25 AM
We've told you about office desks you stand at, rather than sit at, all day. But what about school desks? Sitting down for too long can be a problem at any age - and that's true in the classroom, says Dr. Mark Benden...
The Osgood File / 05-01-15 / 6:25 AM
Webcams and baby monitors are commonplace now - not expensive, convenient and giving people a greater sense of home security and assurance about keeping an eye on the baby all through the night. But there is a downside: hackers...
The Osgood File / 04-30-15 / 9:25 AM
One challenge in the fight against ISIS has been keeping young people in the Western World from joining it. This problem's especially bad in Britain, and the authorities there seem stumped about what to do. But one man knows what to do...
The Osgood File / 04-30-15 / 8:25 AM
The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday - "The Run for the Roses" in horse racing. Learning to race a horse takes great skill, because a jockey needs experience to develop the technique for stability while racing at high speed...
The Osgood File / 04-30-15 / 7:25 AM
On our earlier broadcast, our CBS News colleague Barry Petersen joined some Vietnam War veterans who went back there to mark the fall of Saigon - and to share their experiences on a tour of the battlefields of that war...
The Osgood File / 04-30-15 / 6:25 AM
It was forty years ago today that America's terribly long and costly war in Vietnam ended with the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Some Americans who fought in that war went back to Vietnam recently...
The Osgood File / 04-29-15 / 9:25 AM
Leather looks nice and feels nice, but a lot of people don't realize that it's actually quite dirty to make. After the tanning process that produces leather, manufacturers are left with a large amount of a toxic sludge...
The Osgood File / 04-29-15 / 8:25 AM
Technology is helping in new ways all the time. Our CBS News colleague John Blackstone went to the de Young Museum in San Francisco, where some state-of-the-art robots are giving tours to people who can't make it to the museum themselves...
The Osgood File / 04-29-15 / 7:25 AM
For kids with a chronic illness, having to be stuck in a hospital room - sometimes, for weeks at a time - is terrible. Especially for an inventive girl like the one at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville: 14-year-old Daelyn James...
The Osgood File / 04-29-15 / 6:25 AM
From the Sequoias in California to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington to the Everglades of Florida, the National Park Service has been stewards of these magnificent landscapes and monuments for nearly 100 years...
- Warrenton, VA