National & World

Can the 'force' really control your gadgets?

Can the 'force' really control your gadgets? »Play Video
The power to move objects with your mind, or a gesture is something we've seen in the worlds of fantasy - or the Jedi universe of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. But here in reality it's coming one step closer. CNN's Samuel Burke tried out a high tech armband that looks a bit like magic.

100-foot tree crashes into home: 'I thank God we're all okay'

100-foot tree crashes into home: 'I thank God we're all okay' »Play Video
A local family is searching for a new place to live. Blame it on the wild weekend windstorm that toppled trees and brought down power lines. The storm left thousands in the dark.

New pen draws in 3D

New pen draws in 3D »Play Video
It sounds like science fiction, drawing in the air with a pen that instantly makes your creations real. Well, the 3-doodler pen is not fantasy. The gadget's fast-hardening, flexible plastic can be used to create anything from keepsakes to wallets -- even clothes.

Mastodon skeleton found in yard

Mastodon skeleton found in yard »Play Video
Imagine you're digging in your yard and you find a prehistoric beast! That's what happened to a west Michigan family. Aaron Dimick went out to Eaton County to see what they dug up.

Photos: Detectives release higher quality pics of gas station killers

Photos: Detectives release higher quality pics of gas station killers
Detectives on Wednesday released higher quality images of the men they say shot and killed 25-year-old Chris Reese at the Notus Gas Station last month. Anyone with information about these people are asked to call 343-COPS.
Detectives on Wednesday released higher quality images of the men they say shot and killed 25-year-old Chris Reese at the Notus Gas Station last month in Idaho

Do you have 'text neck'?

Do you have 'text neck'? »Play Video
Chances are you're watching this while leaning over a device or slumped back in a chair. The position may be causing you pain, even if you don't feel it. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the effect "text neck" is having on our bodies.

Man controls bionic arms with thoughts

Man controls bionic arms with thoughts »Play Video
A Colorado man has made history. He is the first person to control two artificial limbs at the same time, just by thinking it. As Kathy Walsh reports, he now has a new sense of independence. And will finally be able to do simple things we often take for granted.

Female owned gun store caters to women

Female owned gun store caters to women »Play Video
One woman in Davenport, Iowa is working to change the way men and women think about owning a gun. Davenport guns and shooting club is the first female owned and oriented gun store in the city. The owner says she wants to help women feel more comfortable in a field dominated by men. Caroline Reinwald has the story:

Fish outfitted with prosthetic eye

Fish outfitted with prosthetic eye »Play Video
Surgery is not generally considered a solution to bullying. In our next story, though, that's exactly what's taken place. But it's not what you might think. The patient is a copper rockfish at the Vancouver Aquarium, undergoing a cutting edge procedure to keep other fish from picking on it. Greg Rasmussen has more.

Dog takes bus to dog park ... alone!

Dog takes bus to dog park ... alone! »Play Video
A wild ride so unbelievable, we had to see it for ourselves. An old dog has learned new tricks in Seattle. She rides the bus by herself. Lindsay Cohen tags along for the rush hour ride.