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  • Too loud out? Here are America’s quietest places Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Go west for peace and quiet.

    The National Parks Service has recorded a million hours of sound from all around America, and found its quietest places.

  • Could virus make the leap from birds to people? Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Lacey Kurth, a research associate, works with avian influenza test samples during testing in the real-time analytical diagnostics lab at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa.

    There have only been four flu pandemics since the start of the 20th century, yet concerns are widening about the potential for a new outbreak.

  • Is it a landfill? Nope, just leftover Boston snow Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Debris covers a lingering snow pile, amassed during the record-setting winter, Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Seaport District in Boston.

    It's just a few weeks away from the summer, but there is still a huge mound of snow too stubborn to melt in Boston.

  • See Cheetah jump! MIT's robot leaps over obstacles Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    M.I.T.'s cheetah-bot can jump hurdles.

    MIT's Cheetah robot, which has been in the making for years, can now jump over obstacles as high as 15 inches, NBC News reports.

  • Medicare is turning 50. Here's how to fix it Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Doctor patient teleconference medicare

    As the government program reaches the half-century mark, it needs to get into the digital age, says this University of Rochester professor.

  • The science of lying   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    The science of lying

    A new CNBC documentary explores the conditions that allow dishonesty to thrive. Why people lie, with Tali Sharot, associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of London.

  • The best hurricane forecasting model isn't American Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    A satellite image of Hurricane Earl (left) and Tropical Storm Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 31, 2010.

    Europe has the best hurricane forecasting model, for a variety of reasons, including funding. The U.S. could catch up if it was organized better.

  • WASHINGTON— If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing. The rule applies to virtually all insecticides, more than 1,000 products involving 76 different chemical compounds, said Jim Jones, EPA's assistant administrator...

  • Why hackers want your health-care data Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:03 PM ET

    Swiped health care data gets 10 to 20 times the price of a stolen MasterCard account.

  • What El Nino means for California—and the drought Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:32 PM ET
    Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove in Lakehead, Calif.

    A strengthening El Nino season could mean more rain coming to drought-ridden California. But that could pose a different problem.

  • Deadly Texas flooding, in photos Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Texas Floods May 2015

    Scenes of the destruction left by the sudden heavy rains that inundated parts of Texas over the Memorial Day weekend.

  • *Germany, Japan at forefront of opposition. BARCELONA, May 27- The world's richest nations are unlikely to reach a deal to phase out subsidies for coal exports at talks in June, reducing the chances of a new global climate change agreement at a U.N. conference in Paris, officials and campaigners say. One European Union official, speaking on condition of anonymity,...

  • White House draws line on human genome editing Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    DNA human genome

    The White House called for further review from the scientific community on human genome editing in a note issued Tuesday.

  • In dry California, tourism stays buoyant—and wet Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Despite strict water restrictions, California's water parks are still wet, fairways are still green and showering at hotels is still possible.

  • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician dies in car crash Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Letters sent by Dr. John Nash to the NSA in the 1950s.

    John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize and was the subject of "A Beautiful Mind” was killed in a New Jersey car crash.

  • Climate change: Here's how we get a deal Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    Yes, companies need to do more on climate change. But, here's what they need first, according to leaders from the International Chamber of Commerce.

  • Scientists make better sonar by copying from bats Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Horseshoe bat

    A new sonar system is inspired by one of mother nature’s masters: the bat. It is another example of the growing influence of biomimetics.

  • Dog our best friend longer than we thought? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Dog and boy

    New findings have caused scientists to ponder if dogs have been our best friends for longer, the New York Times reports.

  • Oldest known tools weren't made by humans Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Sammy Lokorodi, a resident of Kenya's northwestern desert who works as a fossil and artifact hunter, led the way to a trove of 3.3 million-year-old tools.

    The discovery of a few stone tools in Kenya has just pushed back a piece of the archaeological record almost a million years.

  • Scientists experiment to make old brains new again Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    Mice in science lab

    Researchers at UC Irvine restored a key feature of young brains, the flexibility that allows for learning and creativity.