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  • Science adviser to 'Interstellar' writing book Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A companion guide to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" promises not only some background on one of the year's most anticipated movies but also some basic science. Publisher W.W. Norton and Company announced Wednesday that Kip Thorne's "The Science of Interstellar" will coincide with the November release of the movie.

  • Derek Herrera, wounded U.S. Marine Captain, discusses how ReWalk's wearable robotic exoskeleton device has impacted his life for the better and demonstrates the device.

  • FDA creates new category for exoskeletons     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    ReWalk CEO Larry Jasinski discusses just how big the market for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices could get.

  • Boeing, SpaceX to build 'space taxis' for NASA Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

  • Why it's so hard to call the end of a drought Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict.

  • Pharma in focus: Ebola & Enterovirus D68     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell runs down today's top health care headlines, including a major move by President Obama to fight the Ebola virus and the latest on Enterovirus D68.

  • Avanir up on Alzheimer's trial     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Avanir Pharma is up more than 60 percent, after the company said its drug was more effective in reducing agitation associated with Alzheimer's, compared with a placebo. CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to the company's CEO Keith Katkin.

  • FDA panel backs Novo Nordisk injection for obesity Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    The North American headquarters of Novo Nordisk, Inc., is seen in Plainsboro, N.J.

    Federal health experts say Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug Victoza should be approved for a new use in treating obesity.

  • 'I am a science geek!': 'Big Bang Theory' actress Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    "Big Bang" actress Mayim Bialik is a self-proclaimed science geek (she has a Ph.D.) and wants to get kids excited about math and science.

  • Solar storm heading for Earth Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:19 AM ET
    An April 16, 2012 solar eruption is captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

    A "strong" solar flare that launched off the sun could cause some fluctuations in Earth's power grid, USA Today reports.

  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980 s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.

  • *Carbon dioxide levels grow at fastest rate on record. GENEVA, Sept 9- The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 driven by a surge in the level of carbon dioxide, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday, urging international action to combat climate change.

  • GENEVA, Sept 9- Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse hit a record in 2013 as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since reliable global records began, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday.

  • LEVEL OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE ATMOSPHERE INCREASED LAST YEAR AT FASTEST RATE SINCE RELIABLE GLOBAL RECORDS BEGAN THREE DECADES AGO.

  • Soybean planting in Brazil's leading agricultural states is only allowed after Sept. 15, following a period of three months in which the land must be left fallow to avoid the spread of disease in the tropical soil.

  • Accelerating Ebola vaccine     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to Johnson & Johnson chairman, Joaquin Duato, about J&J's partnership with the National Institutes of Health to fast track its Ebola vaccine program to begin human testing by early 2015.

  • Diabetes monitoring goes mobile     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    Discussing the new ways to monitor glucose for people with diabetes, and competition in the space, with Terry Gregg, DexCom CEO. Gregg says his business is in conversations with Apple and Samsung in regards to partnering on wearables.

  • American doctor tests for Ebola: Report     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports an American missionary doctor serving in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola.

  • Suddenly, nuclear fusion is drawing investor money Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    A Helion Energy prototype

    Two major tech investors have plowed $1.5 million into Helion Energy to help it develop a technology that hasn’t worked, according to Oilprice.com.

  • Ebola response roadmap     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    GlaxoSmithKline is to begin human testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the World Health Organization has released a response roadmap with the goal of stopping the spread of Ebola in 6 to 9 months.