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This drone footage of an iceberg collapsing is sad, cool

June 16, 2015 - 11:58am

As we chronicle the death of the world’s ice in high-def, we may want to enlist Canadian teen Kelan Poole as our next James Cameron. In his first oceanic drone flight, the high-school junior captured an iceberg calving apart in dramatic, explosive fashion. He then set footage to the type of swelling strings that usually accompany the death of a beloved hero meant for great things, but cut down in his prime. Watch it … for the Watch.

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In cricket sex songs, males feel the caloric burn, study finds

June 16, 2015 - 10:37am
Male tree crickets may be a hunk of burning love when they're belting out their different mating songs, but they're all burning the same amount of calories no matter how they do it, a study finds.

When a sudden boost in status at work isn't all good

June 16, 2015 - 10:31am
Imagine getting a sudden boost in status at work that changes you from a largely ignored worker to someone that others turn to for advice and help. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But a new study finds that an unanticipated gain in status can come with some negative baggage – if you did not earn the boost.

'Noisy' Perth Canyon awash with underwater chorus

June 16, 2015 - 7:10am
The Perth Canyon—the underwater chasm that is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon—is teeming with noises made by whales, fish, the weather and passing ships according to a long-running study.

Public hearing continued on injection well

June 16, 2015 - 2:47am

Battlement Mesa and Parachute residents will have another opportunity June 22 to weigh in on a proposed wastewater injection well before an expected vote on the application by the Garfield County commissioners. Commissioners continued a public hearing on the matter Monday after gathering input from concerned residents and officials from Ursa Resources Group, the operator proposing the well.

Ubisoft blends action, music in video game lineup

June 16, 2015 - 12:00am
Ubisoft has mixed carnage, humor and music in a powerhouse lineup of video games making debuts at an Electronic Entertainment Expo extravaganza in Los Angeles.

Google teams up with orchestras to target classical

June 15, 2015 - 11:44pm
Google teamed up with five leading orchestras in a bid to draw more classical music lovers to digital music as the streaming sector booms.

In cricket sex songs, males feel the caloric burn, Dartmouth study finds

June 15, 2015 - 10:00pm
(Dartmouth College) Male tree crickets may be a hunk of burning love when they're belting out their different mating songs, but they're all burning the same amount of calories no matter how they do it, a Dartmouth College study finds.

'Crosstalk' gives clues to diabetes

June 15, 2015 - 12:28pm
Sometimes, listening in on a conversation can tell you a lot. A diabetes researcher is listening in on crosstalk between the cells that control the body's response to sugar, helping us to understand, and perhaps ultimately treat, diabetes.

Origins of Red Sea's mysterious 'cannon earthquakes' revealed

June 15, 2015 - 11:08am
For many generations, Bedouin people living in the Abu Dabbab area on the Egyptian Red Sea coast have heard distinct noises -- like the rumbling of a quarry blast or cannon shot -- accompanying small earthquakes in the region. Now, a new study offers an explanation for this uniquely noisy seismic event.

Origin of Mysterious 'Cannon Earthquakes' in Red Sea Found

June 15, 2015 - 11:01am
For generations, Bedouin nomads living in the Egyptian coastal resort Abu Dabbab by the Red Sea have heard noises like the rumbling of a distant quarry blast or cannon shot accompanying small quakes in the area. And now researchers know why.

Origins of Red Sea's mysterious 'cannon earthquakes' revealed

June 15, 2015 - 10:00am
For many generations, Bedouin people living in the Abu Dabbab area on the Egyptian Red Sea coast have heard distinct noises—like the rumbling of a quarry blast or cannon shot—accompanying small earthquakes in the region. Now, a new study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America offers an explanation for this uniquely noisy seismic event.

Google and Hyundai team up for first new Android Auto car

June 15, 2015 - 3:01am

Android Auto, a dashboard operating system for cars, began shipping this week in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Reviewers say Android Auto is a good way to access music, Google Maps, and other smart phone features without having to take your eyes off the road.

'Crosstalk' gives clues to diabetes

June 14, 2015 - 10:00pm
(University of California - Davis) Sometimes, listening in on a conversation can tell you a lot. UC Davis diabetes researcher Mark Huising is listening in on crosstalk between the cells that control the body's response to sugar, helping us to understand, and perhaps ultimately treat, diabetes.

13 key questions about Apple Music

June 13, 2015 - 7:16am

Apple unveiled Apple Music at WWDC 2015. How does this new music streaming service work?

Supersonic car bid put back to 2016

June 12, 2015 - 12:29pm
The Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car is not going to get into the desert this year to break the world land speed record because of a delay in its rocket development programme.

Natural Gas Firm Says It's Not Causing Texas Quakes

June 12, 2015 - 11:37am

A natural gas extraction company controlled by energy giant Exxon Mobil sought to prove on June 10 that it is not to blame for a recent rash of small earthquakes in North Texas, telling a powerful state agency that it believes the earthquakes occurred naturally. XTO Energy submitted evidence to the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the state's massive oil and gas industry, during a hearing that will test the agency's willingness to suspend permits for injection wells based on seismology.

6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Tonga

June 12, 2015 - 8:30am

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving [] TONGA - The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck the Pacific nation of Tonga, but no tsunami threat was expected. The quake's epicenter was located 55 miles northeast of Hihifo, Tonga, and struck at a depth of just under 18 miles.

New drug triggers tissue regeneration: Faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues

June 11, 2015 - 12:44pm
The concept sounds like the stuff of science fiction: take a pill, and new tissues grow to replace damaged ones. Researchers have now announced steps toward turning this idea into reality. They have detailed how a new drug repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models -- even saving mice who would have died in a bone marrow transplantation model.

Gene modulation method may provide insight on regrowing inner-ear sensory hair cells

June 11, 2015 - 9:42am
An expert in the biology and physiology of the inner ear has developed a method to temporally modify the expression of the retinoblastoma-1 gene in mice. Modulation of the RB1 gene can allow for the regrowth of cells in the inner ear and potentially restore hearing and balance caused by the loss of sensory hair cells.