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CBSNews: Sci Tech

Are animals smarter than we are?

What goes on in an animal's mind? A neuroscientist at Emory University believed he might find out by placing dogs in an MRI scanner, and analyzing how their brains respond to different stimulations.

ESP: How psychics aided the U.S. government

In the 1970s Uri Geller popularized the notion of extra-sensory perception, or ESP - the ability to read other people's minds, or affect change without physically touching an object. Is ESP for real?

Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida's toxic red tide

At least seven counties in Florida are under a state of emergency for a toxic algae bloom that has killed thousands of marine animals

Rising ocean water temperatures increase risk of Pacific hurricanes

Last week, two hurricanes barreled through the Pacific, and there are new concerns that rising seawater temperatures could bring them closer to California

Feds say Facebook allowed housing discrimination

The social media giant has allowed ads that exclude certain groups, like families with kids or the disabled

Google employees revolt against China project

Around 1,400 Google employees are protesting the company's project to develop a censored search engine in China, according to a report in the New York Times. Kiet Do of CBS station KPIX-TV reports.

Aretha Franklin's legacy will live on with namesake asteroid, NASA says

The U.S. space agency says it named asteroid 249516 "Aretha," which will "keep orbiting beyond Mars"

Google workers protest censored China search

More than 1,000 employees sign letter objecting to plan for search engine that complies with Chinese censorship

Musk's Boring Company proposes L.A. tunnel to Dodger Stadium

"Dugout Loop" would transport baseball fans between East Hollywood and the stadium in under four minutes

Google clarifies its location-tracking policy

Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works

How the Obama campaign defended itself against hackers

It’s a key reason why the 2008 and 2012 elections dealt with fewer cybersecurity issues

Can LSD help solve mental health issues?

Researchers hope to open more minds about the potential of psychedelic drugs to combat anxiety, depression and other maladies

After denying link, interior secretary says climate change impacts wildfires

Zinke, a Trump appointee, contradicted earlier statements where he has discounted the role of climate change in the fires

Psychic spies: Inside the government's secret ESP program

While scientists question whether extrasensory perception exists, for decades the Defense Department took an offensive interest in studying psychic phenomena

Remembering the genius of Stephen Hawking

A look at the life and work of the theoretical physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time"

Researchers may be on brink of solving deadly red tides

Two pumps installed on a canal mix water with ozone, which removes toxins

Are we smart enough to measure animal intelligence?

The minds of dolphins, dogs and elephants function in ways humans can easily underestimate

Live stream: FCC Chair Ajit Pai testifies at Senate hearing

Chairman Ajit Pai may be asked about commission's actions regarding issue known as "net neutrality"

Los Angeles set to deploy tech to scan subway passengers

Screening devices will be the first in the U.S. used to protect mass transit riders from explosives and weapons