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Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence."

’Transcendence’ Like a Clunky TED Talk

SCIENCE | By Jake Coyle | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
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.

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.

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.

Actor Johnny Depp, right, and director Walter Pfister during the "Transcendence" film press junket at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles.

Pfister, Depp Reunite for Sci-Fi ’Transcendence’

SCIENCE | By Jessica Herndon | Apr 16
For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan’s cinematic visions to life. Now, he’s the one calling the shots. His directorial debut, the new sci-fi mystery "Transcendence," has many elements of a Nolan blockbu

Flight 370: Robotic Submarine to Begin Underwater Search

SCIENCE | Apr 14
Officials are launching a robotic submarine to search the floor of the Indian Ocean for Flight 370. CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane reports on the use of the robotic submarine.

Yuanyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor at the Institute, demonstrates the process to engineer a vaginal organ in a laboratory

Lab-Made Nostrils and Vaginas Working Well

SCIENCE | By Malcom Ritter and Maria Cheng | Apr 11
Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

A United States Military Academy cadet checks computers at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Call of Cyber Duty :: Military Academies Take on NSA

SCIENCE | By Michael Hill | Apr 11
A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.

This undated illustration made available by NASA shows the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) orbiting the moon. Dust scatters light during the lunar sunset.

Americas Get Front-Row Seat for Lunar Eclipse

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Apr 10
North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year. Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere.

California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls

SCIENCE | By Fenit Nirappil | Apr 9
A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and a major tourist attraction.

Neil Shubin of "Your Inner Fish," holds a cast of a fossilized Tiktaalik roseae.

Humans, Meet ’Your Inner Fish’ on PBS Science Show

SCIENCE | By Lynn Elber | Apr 9
In a three-part PBS series debuting Wednesday and based on Shubin’s best-selling book, "Your Inner Fish," the paleontologist shares scientific research that connects humans to the early animals that made us what we are today.