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Bigger is Better for Personal Tech

PERSONAL TECH | By Rhuaridh Marr | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
It's official, people: Bigger is better. It's something we can no longer ignore - our smartphones are swelling to ever-greater sizes following years of shrinkage, and we're lapping up these behemoths in droves.

Bacteria on Florida Beaches Proves Deadly

Three people have died in Florida after contracting harmful bacteria in warm coastal waters. Officials warn swimmers to be careful if they have any open wounds. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.

An aedes aegypti mosquito on human skin.

Chickens Share Backyards and Pests with Dogs, Cats

SCIENCE | By Sue Manning | Aug 2
The popular push for locally produced food has spawned flocks of backyard chickens in urban neighborhoods nationwide, but people may not realize that feasting on fresh eggs can mean subjecting their more typical household pets to new pests.

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Looking for love? You may find it on a new website that focuses on love connections, not hook-ups.

Actor Chris Pratt Dishes on "Guardians of the Galaxy"

After making a name for himself in TV comedy, Chris Pratt is now an action star. He sat down with Whitney Jefferson to talk about his new blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy'" and acting with hight tech CGI characters.

NCAA Sets New Policy for Head Injuries

SCIENCE | Aug 1
Following a lawsuit filed on behalf of former collegiate athletes, the NCAA has agreed to pay for any college athlete from the last 50 years to undergo neurological testing. The NCAA admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. Mark Strassmann reports.

A calico lobster at the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium in Hampton, N.H.

Man Finds Calico Lobster, Gives it to Aquarium

SCIENCE | Aug 1
A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots. Josiah Beringer found the calico lobster in a trap on July 23 in the mouth of New Hampshire's Hampton Harbor. He donated it to the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium.

Eduardo Rosas Cruz

Tuberculosis Patient Who Refused Care is Arrested

SCIENCE | By Scott Smith | Aug 1
A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said.

A stream of melted yellow plastic oozes from 3Doodler pen into creative loops during a demonstration of the device.

Review: 3Doodler is Fun but Quirky '3-D Pen'

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Svensson | Aug 1
3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

Law school graduates taking the bar exam gather outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tech Issues Delays Bar Exam Submissions

PERSONAL TECH | By Carolyn Thompson | Jul 31
Law school graduates sweated their way through the final day of their bar exams, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the answers from their computers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia.

Tech Sanctions Will Damage Russia if Not Lifted Quickly

PERSONAL TECH | By Laura Mills, Juergen Baetz | Jul 31
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.