The telecom industry's lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress.
As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.
Linguistics experts, studying the future of a language spoken by fewer than 400,000 people in an increasingly globalized world, wonder if this is the beginning of the end for the Icelandic tongue.
From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day.
Decades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.
Merriam-Webster, the dictionary publisher, has been making a major impact on social media, especially with its popular Twitter account. Peter Sokolowski, the company's editor-at-large, joins CBSN to discuss the adaptation to the digital age.