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Israel blamed for strike on Syrian military installation

Minister of Intelligence in Israel won't confirm attack, but says it would "matches our declared policy" of blocking weapons from Hezbollah

Missing trekker found after 47 days, but girlfriend died

Couple were on a long trek on the Ganest Himal trail in Nepal when they were caught in a snowstorm in March and lost their way

U.S. & South Korea conduct live-fire drills amid rising tensions

RF-16 jets, attack aircraft, army tanks and helicopters can be seen participating in drills in Pocheon, South Korea

China launches 1st domestically-built aircraft carrier

Ship seen as demonstration of China’s growing military sophistication, and determination to safeguard territorial claims

South Korea says U.S. missile defense system has been installed

The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea, China and Russia

Is North Korea really a threat to American lives?

Scott Pelley spoke to former Ambassador Chris Hill, who led the 2005 delegation in talks with North Korea over curtailing its nuclear program, about the latest developments from the Korean Peninsula.

Former U.S. envoy to South Korea discusses North Korea threat

Chris Hill led U.S. delegation in 2005 talks with North Korea over curtailing its nuclear program

Pressure on North Korea ratcheted up amid nuke test possibility

China sternly warns Pyongyang against marking holiday with test as U.S. nuke-powered sub arrives in South Korea and American aircraft carrier heads for region

American monitor killed in Ukraine identified

European officials say paramedic Joseph Stone died when vehicle carrying monitoring team in separatist region hit land mine: Reuters

Major archaeological discovery found during church renovation

While renovating old St. Mary's Church Lambeth in London, workers come across fascinating archaeological find

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Congenital blindness reversed in mice

Researchers have reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Müller glia into rod photoreceptors. The findings advance efforts toward regenerative therapies for blinding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

When viruses infect phytoplankton, it can change the clouds

Microscopic plant-like organisms called phytoplankton support the diversity of life in the ocean. Scientists now report that one species, Emiliania huxleyi, and a virus closely associated with it, might be responsible for changes in cloud properties as well. When infected, E. huxleyi releases its chalky shell into the air, where it acts as an aerosol reflecting sunlight and even affecting cloud creation and movement.

Stern of World War II US destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island

In the midst of World War II on August 18, 1943, the USS Abner Read struck what was presumed to be a Japanese mine in the Bering Sea. The catastrophic blast took the lives of 71 American sailors. For their families, the final resting place of loved ones lost remained unknown. Until now. On July 16, 2018, a team of researchers using robotics technology discovered the sunken stern of the World War II destroyer -- solving a 75-year-old mystery.