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Electric Cars Could Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages

PERSONAL TECH | Monday Apr 21, 2014
New York’s famous horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by vintage electric cars as concerns grow about the welfare of the horses. If animal rights advocates get their way, horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by as many as 68 cars.

Drone Images Uncover Ancient New Mexico Village

SCIENCE | Apr 21
Drones have helped archaeologists uncover a 1000-year-old village in New Mexico. Researchers can now see what lies beneath a landscape covered in dirt and vegetation, giving unique insight into what it was like. KRQE-TV’s Gabrrielle Burkhart reports.

New Species of Killer Sponges Discovered

SCIENCE | Apr 21
Researchers in Monterey Bay, California, have discovered four new species of killer sponges in the Pacific Ocean. Marcella Lee reports.

Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence."

’Transcendence’ Like a Clunky TED Talk

SCIENCE | By Jake Coyle | Apr 19
First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity - when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts - is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars.

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital wait to receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is a New Strain

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 19
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

MoneyWatch :: New App for Caffeine Junkies

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 18
There’s a new app, called Cups, that lets you pay $45 a month for unlimited coffee from dozens of independent coffee shops. Right now the app is only available in New York and there is one limitation: Users have to wait 30 minutes before ordering another.

California Delays Decision on Protecting Gray Wolf

SCIENCE | By Scott Smith | Apr 18
Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

Get Ready for a Mobile Phone Kill Switch

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 18
A wireless industry trade group says a free preloaded or downloaded anti-theft tool will be installed on phones sold in the US after July 2015, allowing the owner to disable the device remotely if it gets stolen. Bigad Shaban reports.

Google Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
After Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue, its stock fell nearly six percent Wednesday after the market closed. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger discusses Google’s first-quarter earnings reports and tech stocks selloff.

A sea lion pup named Hoppie who was found at Mape’s Ranch near Modesto, Calif.

Lost Sea Lion in California Found Mile from Water

SCIENCE | Apr 17
Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.

Screen Time Cuts into Sleep Time for Babies

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
Daily health headlines: New research on young children’s media habits, the risks of gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy, and more top stories.