Commercial use of unmanned planes a goal at UND Though the government and military already use unmanned aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration won't allow commercial use of the planes until they are proven safe, and it's a problem researchers at the University of North Dakota are trying to solve.4:50 p.m.
Obama's Surge: Marines Depart For Afghanistan
The first wave of Marines of the 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment said goodbye to their families Tuesday at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and headed to Afghanistan. The Marines are among the 30,000 additional troops President Obama has ordered to Afghanistan.
FDA Investigates Radiation Overdose At Hospitals
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating more than 300 cases of radiation overdoses from a special type of CT brain scan. The news comes at the same time as a recent study suggesting that some types of CT scans at normal radiation levels may elevate the risk of cancer over the long term.
Battling Cancer With T-Shirts And Laughter
Linda Hill's experience with multiple cancers led her to create a niche line of T-shirts. She and her family have created many aphorisms — or cancer zingers — that are embroidered on shirts. The one-liners help patients cope with breast, colon and other types of cancer.
Study: 15 Percent Of Teens With Cells Receive 'Sexts'
The study by the Pew Research Center finds that nearly 1 in 6 young people aged 12 to 17 has received a sexually suggestive picture via cell phone. Report says boys and girls are equally likely to send, receive suggestive pictures on their phones.
World's Largest Particle Collider Back In Action
The Large Hadron Collider was supposed to start smashing particles last fall and was expected to lead to huge scientific discoveries about the universe. Instead, the collider broke down just days after it first started. Scientists have been repairing it for a year, and now it’s ready to go again.
Kurt Rosenwinkel: Old Songs, New 'Reflections'
A guitarist and composer, Rosenwinkel has been hailed as one of a handful of rebels helping to revitalize jazz. The 39-year-old, who grew up in the U.S. but now lives in Berlin, has earned respect for his inventive original tunes. But on Reflections, he concentrates on standards.
For Photographer Of Birds, A Spotlight On Beauty
Theodore Cross has spent the last 40 years watching and photographing birds — and water birds are his favorite. He says the water birds have a "courage and beauty" that outshines others. A collection of his photos and stories are collected in a book called Waterbirds.
U.S. Eyes Moving Afghan Farmers Away From Poppy
A key piece of the puzzle in Afghanistan is how to transform an agricultural economy dominated by opium production into one in which farmers grow crops that don't fund the Taliban. Otto Gonzalez, senior agricultural adviser to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, discusses U.S. efforts.
Some Guantanamo Detainees May Be Illinois-Bound
The small town of Thomson, Ill., will in the future be home to some of the most high-profile detainees in the world. The White House announced Tuesday that the Thomson Correctional Center will house some terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay.
U.S. Recalls 800,000 Swine Flu Vaccine
After massive efforts to convince the public that it should get vaccinated against the swine flu virus, the government Tuesday recalled 800,000 doses of vaccine targeted to children. The recall, which was based on potency concerns, may lead to fresh worries that the government rushed to get the product on the market too quickly.