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  • The Billionaire Challenge  Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner are teaming up to create the biggest award for real-life science research. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details.

  • Global Philanthropic Initiative  Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner are launching a new foundation with designs on the Nobel Prizes, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Picasso’s Masterpieces Made With House Paint Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Scientists using a high-energy X-ray instrument say they have solved the long-running debate over what kind of paint Picasso used in his masterpieces. The New York Times reports.

  • They Actually Plan to Mine Asteroids. Here’s How Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson of Planetary Resources see near-Earth asteroids like 2012 DA14 as the next frontier in mining.

  • Meteorite Explodes Over Russia, Over 1,000 Injured Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 9:28 AM ET
    A meteor crashing in central Russia's Ural mountains.

    A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people.

  • South Korea Catches Up to North Korea on the Space Race Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    South Korea says its first successful launch Wednesday of a rocket from its own soil has opened a new era of opportunity, taking the pressure off to keep up with its rival, North Korea, on a space race. The CSM reports.

  • Shale Gas Boom Now Visible From Space Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 9:50 AM ET

    Oil companies at the heart of the US shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined in a practice causing growing concern about the waste of resources and damage to the environment.

  • Skinny CEO, Fat CEO  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Is it better to have a skinny CEO or one who needs to drop a few pounds? CNBC's Jane Wells reports.

  • Eric's Electrifying Hobby Story Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    A self-confessed amateur electrical engineer, Eric displays some of his pet projects, including a functioning Tesla Coil and Jacob's ladder.

  • The Scientific Approach to Cars Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    To some, an auto workshop would seem like an unusual place for science, but to Eric it's just another day on the job.

  • Flu Cases Spike  Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Reports of flu cases are rising. Robert Bazell, NBC News Chief Science Correspondent reports the flu is widespread in 41 U.S. states. How to trade it, with Barbara Ryan of Barbara Ryan Advisors.

  • Apocalypse NOW: Your Guide to the End of the World Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    By now, most people know the date of the end of the world is almost here. But what time? And what will happen? Here's what to expect when you're expecting the end.

  • Big Government Spending  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:46 PM ET

    A back brace can be found on the Internet for $99, but Medicare pays $900, points out Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste president.

  • Treasury to Exit GM Stake  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:33 PM ET

    The Treasury is announcing today that it will dump its remaining stake in General Motors, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Michelle Krebs, Edmunds.com; and John Batchelor, The John Batchelor Show host, discusses the latest on the Benghazi scandal.

  • Facing Retirement ...Literally  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports a Stanford University study found that people who were introduced to a future version of themselves saved more money.

  • Wind to Solve All Energy Needs?  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Right now, wind power receives a subsidy from Uncle Sam, but that could vanish if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Ken Caldeira of Carnegie Institution for Science.

  • Next Up: The 'Industrial Internet' Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    What’s the next economic revolution? According to General Electric Chief Economist Marco Annunziata, it’s the “industrial Internet” — intelligent machines such as jet engines, power turbines and medical devices.

  • Tell the Truth: You Still Wanna Be an Astronaut! Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 1:35 PM ET

    Workers confess what they always wanted to be when they grew up. Yup, astronaut is on the list. To the water cooler ... and beyond!

  • Obama: Climate Change is Real  Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    President Obama offers his views on changing climate patterns and discusses whether government will put in place legislation that counters it.

  • The Costs of Competitive Kids Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC.com presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.