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  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change.

  • New discovery in $1.7 billion IVF business     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on a new scientific discovery for the more than $1.7 billion U.S. business of in vitro fertilization. Robert Frank provides insight.

  • Google Glass helps doctor save a life Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    A man wearing Google Glass at the headquarters of Google Belgium in Brussels.

    Google Glass might have another purpose than just entertaining. Dr Horng from Boston said that it helped saved a patient's life last January.

  • Hep C breakthrough     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Barbara Ryan provides insight into new guidelines from the World Health Organization, which strongly endorses two new hepatitis c drugs.

  • How politics buries science in landslide mapping Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    A car enters flood waters at the Oso mudslide on March 29, 2014 in Oso, Washington.

    The scientific effort to inform the public about landslide risks often run head-on into powerful economic interests.

  • 3 reasons a Disney passion saved one autistic boy Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    On Autism Awareness Day, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind shared what he's learned from dealing with his youngest son's struggles with the condition.

  • US sues drugmakers $1 billion for jacking up prices Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    The FTC has sued pharmaceutical companies $1 billion for delaying the sale of cheaper medicines after patents on brand-name drugs may have expired.

  • *But costs high, at $60- $250 a tonne of carbon dioxide-IPCC. OSLO, March 26- A little-known technology that may be able to take the equivalent of China's greenhouse gas emissions out of the carbon cycle could be the radical policy shift needed to slow climate change this century, a draft U.N. report shows.

  • LONDON, March 25- Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

  • Teen Edison invents battery-free flashlight     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera speaks with teen inventor Ann Makosinski who took top honors in the Google Science fair for her battery free flashlight, powered by the heat of a person's hand.

  • ADHD big money for big pharma     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Sheila Dharmarajan reports 15 percent of high school aged children are diagnosed with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  • Doctor concerned about ADHD misdiagnosis     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    Dr. Richard Saul wrote a book called "ADHD Does Not Exist." Saul is certain attention ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder exists only in its symptoms. The condition does not exist.

  • Gene therapy may offer "functional" cure for HIV Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Data from the small study of the Sangamo BioSciences therapy, known by the code name SB-728-T, were issued in the New England Journal of Medicine, the first publication of data from a human trial of a technology called "gene editing." The Phase 1 trial, led by the University of Pennsylvania, enrolled 12 HIV patients.

  • Buy Regeneron today: Pro     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    Sam Isaly of OrbiMed Advisors, explains why he likes the new products of Regeneron, and why he expects Intermune to go higher.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- As the years-long fight over the Keystone XL pipeline grinds toward resolution, green groups are broadening their focus to include the possibility that the Obama administration will loosen curbs on how much oil and gas the United States exports.

  • Want your own office? Here's one talking point Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Is an open-floor plan at your work making you sick?

    If you've been wanting to abandon your cubicle to get your own office, there are good scientific excuses that may convince your boss.

  • How a Mars mission could ease future droughts Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    A rope float sits on the dry banks of the Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach Park on February 21, 2014 in Healdsburg, California.

    Scientists are working to ensure astronauts don't die of dehydration. Now those solutions could ease futures droughts on earth.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 20- European chemicals and plastics makers are cutting in-house research and instead trying to persuade industrial customers to work together on developing running shoes, cars or electronics. Solvay is developing polymer linings for corroded pipelines with an oil major while Lanxess is helping VW unit Skoda make car parts.

  • LONDON, Feb 12- North America's bitter cold and Britain's intense storms and flooding are due to heavy rain, caused by higher coastal temperatures, in Indonesia and tropical western Pacific via shifts in the jet stream, the UK Meteorological Office says..

  • COLUMN-Better batteries are key to climate change: Kemp Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 11- Finding a better way to store electrical energy is the single biggest breakthrough needed to tackle climate change. But the goal of developing batteries that are lighter, as well as more compact, powerful and affordable remains frustratingly elusive.

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Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:25 AM ET

Mark Hawtin, investment director at GAM, says Apple's share price is "incredibly cheap".

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer at First American Trust, says Apple and Facebook reported "great" results and owning technology stocks is still attractive.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, attributes the decline of Japanese shares to the lack of a TPP agreement during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.