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Apple will start letting you trade in a broken iPhone

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NASA to honor crews of Challenger, Apollo 1, Columbia on 30th anniversary of Challenger tragedy

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Scientists: Solid evidence for 9th planet in our solar system

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Apple admits bug in iPhone 6S battery meter

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Cable news network Al Jazeera America to shut down

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  • Sci/Tech

    Apple will start letting you trade in a broken iPhone

    by Brian Mastroianni / CBS News on Feb 07, 17:32

    If you’ve dropped and cracked your iPhone and are looking to exchange it for a newer model, you will probably like the latest retail initiatives from Apple. The company is reportedly launching a more generous iPhone trade-in program at Apple Stores, as well as in-store installations of iPhone screen protectors, the tech site 9to5Mac reports. Right now, the […]

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    NASA to honor crews of Challenger, Apollo 1, Columbia on 30th anniversary of Challenger tragedy

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 27, 15:54

    A special tribute will be held for the crews of Apollo 1 and the shuttles Challenger and Columbia on Thursday, Jan. 28, which is the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident that killed all seven aboard. “NASA’s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of […]

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    Scientists: Solid evidence for 9th planet in our solar system

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 12:10

    Scientists say they finally have “solid evidence” for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system. The gas giant is thought to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune’s path – distant enough to take 10,000 to 20,000 years to circle the sun. This […]

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    Apple admits bug in iPhone 6S battery meter

    by Brian Mastroianni / CBS News on Jan 18, 18:45

    For those of you with an iPhone 6S or an iPhone 6S Plus, has your phone shut down despite displaying a full battery? Well that means your phone is showing signs of a bug that doesn’t update the phone’s battery meter. “Apple is aware of this issue and is investigating the cause and a solution,” according to a […]

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    Cable news network Al Jazeera America to shut down

    by Associated Press on Jan 13, 11:09

    Cable news network Al Jazeera America says it is shutting down just 2 1/2 years after its launch. Al Jazeera America says it will stop operating by April 30. It blames the “economic landscape of the media environment.” The network launched in August 2013 with a plan to offer serious-minded news coverage. While it won […]

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    Lumosity to pay $2M to settle deceptive ad allegations

    by Associated Press on Jan 06, 8:05

    The developer of Lumosity “brain training” games will pay $2 million to settle federal allegations that it misled customers about the benefits of its online programs. The Federal Trade Commission says the company’s advertisements deceptively suggested that playing the games a few times a week could boost performance at work, in the classroom and even […]

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    Geologic map of Alaska released detailing locations of minerals, natural resources

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 05, 16:29

    A new geologic map detailing the location of mineral deposits across the entire state of Alaska has been released. The data compiled for the project spans more than a century and took two decades to piece together, according to the map’s creators. The purpose of the map is to help locate key areas for “resource extraction, […]

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    State-owned aerospace corporation seeks to privatize

    by Associated Press on Jan 04, 18:24

    The president and CEO of the Alaska Aerospace Corp. says the board of the state-owned corporation has recommended it pursue becoming a private company. Craig Campbell says the recommendation has been delivered to Gov. Bill Walker. Campbell says state law would have to be changed to allow the shift. Campbell says he considers it an […]

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    The periodic table gets four new elements

    by Brian Mastroianni / CBS News on Jan 04, 16:20

    High school chemistry students will now have to learn about four additional elements on the Periodic Table of Elements. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has announced the discovery of the new “superheavy” chemical elements, completing the seventh period of the table. The elements, discovered by researchers from Japan, Russia, and the United […]

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    Researcher: Voter information of hundreds of thousands of Alaskans exposed in unsecured database

    by Shannon Kemp on Dec 30, 13:28

    A researcher claims to have discovered a database containing the information of more than 191 million American voters – including Alaskans – left unprotected by a “misconfiguration.” More than 487,000 Alaska voters are in the database, according to a privacy advocate known as “Dissent.” She was the creator of DataBreaches.net, where the find was first […]

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    Twitter revises policy banning threats and abuse

    by Associated Press on Dec 29, 15:35

    Twitter has revised its rules to emphasize that it will suspend or ban users who issue violent threats or espouse hateful conduct, at a time when critics have called for the social media service to adopt a harder line against extremist groups. The new policy released Tuesday says Twitter won’t tolerate accounts deemed to be […]

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    Oops! Astronaut dials wrong number from space

    by CBS/AP on Dec 27, 11:19

    Anyone can dial a wrong number, but it’s not often done from outer space. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted an apology on Christmas Day from the International Space Station after calling a wrong number. He wrote “I’d like to apologise to the lady I just called by mistake saying ‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ – not a […]

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    Columbia University: Massive landslide discovered in Alaska

    by Associated Press on Dec 22, 11:52

    Scientists say they’ve discovered a giant landslide in an uninhabited area of eastern Alaska that’s the largest detected in North America since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory says the Oct. 17 slider unleashed 200 million tons of rock on Tyndall Glacier in Icy Bay. No one witnessed the […]

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    White spot disease kills Arctic grayling in Kenai’s Scout Lake

    by Associated Press on Dec 21, 9:03

    State officials have identified warmer lake temperatures as a possible contributing factor to the die-off of hundreds of Arctic grayling this summer. The Peninsula Clarion reports a state Department of Fish and Game report says the fish died of a relatively uncommon condition in Alaska known as the white spot disease. The discovery of the […]

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    FAA lays out drone registration, vehicle marking rules

    by Associated Press on Dec 14, 15:13

    Spurred by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur aviators. The move, announced Monday by the Federal Aviation Administration, comes at a time when the agency is receiving more than 100 reports per month about drones flying near […]

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    Digital rights group alleges Google invades student privacy

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 13:53

    Google is being accused of invading the privacy of students using laptop computers powered by the Internet company’s Chrome operating system. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, depicts Google as a two-faced opportunist in a complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Trade Commission. Google disputes the unflattering portrait and says it isn’t doing […]

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    Researchers in Alaska try to find cause of chickadee beak deformity

    by Daniella Rivera on Nov 30, 8:04

    Researchers in Anchorage are trying to figure out what’s causing beak deformities in black-capped chickadees and other species of birds in Alaska. “The beaks can grow in different directions, so it affects the ability to come and pick up a seed or also access food from a feeder, just because the beaks are all twisted […]

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    Hacker group known as ‘Anonymous’ declares war on ISIS

    by Paula Cohen / CBS News on Nov 16, 13:38

    As warplanes pound ISIS targets and U.S. special forces ramp up operations in Syria, the war against the terrorist group may be unfolding on another far more unconventional front as well. Make no mistake: #Anonymous is at war with #Daesh. We won’t stop opposing #IslamicState. We’re also better hackers. #OpISIS — Anonymous (@GroupAnon) November 15, 2015 The hackers’ collective […]

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    New app helps Alaskans keep tabs on changing environment

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 12, 22:13

    As scientists work to understand the impacts of a changing climate in Alaska, locals in one Kenai Peninsula town are stepping in with their smartphones to keep tabs on their environment. Lifelong resident Marcia Patrick calls the tiny town of Seldovia home. She spends her free time at the beach. It’s been pretty quiet over […]

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    Research on Ice Age burials offers new insight

    by Associated Press on Oct 27, 7:24

    Genetic research into the ancient remains of two infants found near the Tanana River may have revealed how the Americas were populated. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1jNoET7) the infants, who were buried 11,500 years ago at the Upward Sun River site, have been linked to two ancient lineages of Native Americans found throughout North […]