U.S. abstains from Israeli settlement vote

The U.S. abstained from the U.N. vote condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. J Street's Alan Elsner joins CBSN to discuss the decision and reaction.

Ebola vaccine proves “highly protective”

A new Ebola vaccine is proving "highly effective," the WHO said. The medicine could prevent another epidemic like the on that swept killed more than 11,000 when it swept through West Africa. CBSN's Dana Jacobson has more on the vaccine.

Space cucumbers reveal secrets of plant survival

Researchers have examined cucumber seedlings germinated under the very weak gravity - or microgravity - conditions of the International Space Station.

Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs ‘shameful’ UN vote

Israel rejects a "shameful" UN resolution to end illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Source: BBC

Carrie Fisher: Star Wars actress suffers heart attack

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher is in intensive care after a major heart attack on a London-LA flight. Source: BBC

May Christmas message urges unity after Brexit vote

Theresa May gives her first Christmas message as prime minister, calling for unity after the Brexit vote. Source: BBC

Fungus-infecting virus could help track spread of white-nose syndrome in bats

A newly discovered virus infecting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats could help scientists and wildlife agencies track the spread of the disease that is decimating bat populations in the United States, a new study suggests.

5,000-year-old “nativity” scene reportedly found in Egypt

The rock painting discovered in the desert shows a scene evocative of the birth of Christ

Ukraine says 2 troops killed in Russian-backed rebel offensive

Ukraine says fighting has flared southeast of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, and total of 9 killed in a week

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Yogurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men

Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer -- at least in men -- finds new research.

Muerte de Edith González: la emotiva carta de despedida de la hija adolescente de...

Constanza Creel, única hija de la fallecida actriz mexicana Edith González, escribió una carta de despedida a su madre. En el documento, leído por su tío durante un programa televisivo transmitido en México, la adolescente de 14 años describe a su madre como "una persona formidable" que "venció al mundo con amor". Fuente: bbcmundo.com

Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines

Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from the University of Montana.