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With Americans around the country shuttered inside their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, many are turning to social media to be entertained and stay connected. However, the usual pitfalls of misinformation that live online could be deadly, when it comes to false facts and data on the virus. Wired Editor-in-Chief Nick Thompson joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to talk about what he’s learned covering the role of technology in the coronavirus crisis.

The coronavirus pandemic that's endangering our physical health is affecting our mental health as well. The CDC has a webpage devoted to managing anxiety and stress during the outbreak, and one recommendation involves meditation. In 2018, the agency reported that the practice of meditation tripled in the United States from 2012-2017. That's in part due to the popularity of websites and apps, that are bringing the age-old practice into the information age. Dana Jacobson looks at how and why these apps have become so popular.

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of a weary public amid fears over the global coronavirus pandemic. Scammers have created websites offering hard-to-get medical supplies for outrageous prices, and even radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was ordered to stop selling fake coronavirus cures. Catherine Herridge speaks to security experts at a global operations center about how they are tracking and combating the spike of coronavirus cybercrime.

An unprecedented study was recently launched to explore clouds, which cover two thirds of the Earth's surface on average. Scientists still understand precious little about the phenomenon, but most climatologists believe they hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of climate change. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" took a closer look at where scientists are conducting the study out in the Caribbean.


An 11-year-old amputee in Florida received an R2-D2 style bionic arm. Bella Tadlock, a huge "Star Wars" fan, wanted to be just like Luke Skywalker, who famously got his own bionic hand. Not only did she get her wish, but she even got to show it off to actor Mark Hamill.

Dr. Katherine Johnson died Monday morning at the age of 101. Johnson played an instrumental role in some of NASA’s most historic feats, including the Project Mercury space flights and the Apollo mission to land on the moon. Jan Crawford reports.

 
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