The Vaccination Debate

      Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism.

      Keeping it real at the polls

      Believe it or not, companies are already starting to poll for the 2020 Presidential elections. This time around, nobody knows what to believe when it comes to polls. Have they made real changes since the 2016 debacle? We decided to check in with one of our favorite economists and statisticians John Johnson to keep it real. Sharyl: Looking back at 2016, it's commonly said the polls were wrong. I'm not sure that's true. What is your hindsight on that?

      Big Syrup

      The United States and Canada finally signed off on a major trade deal.. ending several years of bitter dispute. But one better known, and sweeter export, maple syrup, is part of a Canadian civil war - pitting a mighty cartel against a small group of rebel producers. Joce Sterman reveals the surprising battle for Big Syrup. TV Commerical: I sure look forward to that rich real maple flavor of Log Cabin syrup.

      Blurred Vision: Bias in taxpayer-funded research

      Today we focus on taxpayer-funded scientific research — secretly crafted behind our backs to come up with particular results. That’s the shocking allegation about a major study on moderate drinking— proposed by the National Institutes of Health, together with scientists from Harvard and Yale. When you hear what really went on behind the scenes, you may ask: if top scientists are doing that—what else are they doing?

      Slanted Science

      In a landmark decision, a jury found the chemical company Monsanto responsible for a man’s terminal cancer. The case focused on a popular weed killer used by millions of Americans. But Monsanto’s epic loss, may have been sealed by inside documents exposing a disturbing use of slanted science. Lisa Fletcher has the story. CBS: Environmental groups are applauding the landmark ruling. NBC: This morning, fall-out from a monumental verdict.

      Pitch Lake

      On assignment, we sometimes find out about remarkable things we didn't even know existed. That's what happened to Scott Thuman and crew on a recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago. They came across an amazing natural wonder.. that you may have encountered yourself without even knowing it! At first glance, you're really not sure what you're even seeing. It looks like an unfinished parking lot, about 100 acres and mostly barren, minus a stray dog and the occasional tour group.