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  • School For The Digital Generation Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    A growing number of parents and educators are leveraging technology to transform grade-school education into a stay-at-home, online experience, partly because of shrinking public budgets and curricula.

  • Growing Entrepreneurs Outside the Classroom Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, founder of the Theil Foundation and is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.

    Some of the the best tech innovators are college dropouts. Now one of them is paying aspiring ones to quit school and brainstorm.  Peter Thiel's fellowship program is now underway.

  • Bright Idea From A Public-Private Partnership Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    The city of Charlotte, N.C. and a handful of major companies are hoping cutting-edge technology can show 82,000 workers in the biggest downtown office towers how to save energy

  • The Science Tax Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:54 PM ET
    Astronaut

    When I saw the headline “The science tax” over at Ezra Klein’s blog, I thought for a moment that he was going to advocate one of the most controversial tax proposals I ever advocated.

  • The SETI Project: They Are Not Alone Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 2:18 PM ET

    An array of 42 radio telescopes seeking signs of intelligent life in the universe will continue that work after private donors raised enough money to keep them going.

  • DSM Chairman and CEO Feike Sijbesma told CNBC he expects the Dutch chemicals firm to perform well in the second half of the year following strong second quarter results which saw a boost in net profit, while revenue fell just shy of the Reuters average forecast.

  • 10 Performance Enhancing Sports Products Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
    When it comes to products designed to enhance athletic performance, the marketplace is full of options. There’s apparel that’s specially designed to enhance speed. Balls with state-of-the-art aerodynamic technology that affects their trajectory. There are even accessories that are thought to utilize the tenets of New Age philosophy to align the wearer’s , thereby making an athlete's gait as effortless as that of a winged cheetah with the wind at his back.Manufacturers claim their products can ma

    What are some of the more notable products available on the market today that are said to enhance athletic performance? Click ahead and find out.

  • 10 High-Paying Government Jobs Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    One of the trademarks of the current recession has been widespread unemployment. As a result, anyone looking for a job right now should probably cast a wide net and include government jobs in their search for a regular paycheck.

    CNBC.com collected the annual salaries of employees in 10 high-earning government jobs, and compared them with salaries from the same jobs in the private sector. Check out the list!

  • 10 Active Athletes Over 40 Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    There’s a well-known saying that age is just a number. Unfortunately , this axiom doesn’t always apply when it comes to professional sports. While it’s true that athletic careers are getting longer thanks to advances in medicine and science, it’s also true human bodies just don’t bounce back from aches, pains and stress fractures like they used to when  people  were young. Even the mighty Shaquille O’Neal had to concede in  that, at the age of 39, "Father Time has caught up with Shaquille O'Neal

    Age is just a number. Unfortunately, this axiom doesn’t always apply when it comes to professional sports. Who are the 10 most notable athletes still active after the age of 40?

  • Swiss drugs industry supplier Lonza is to buy U.S.-listed Arch Chemicals for some $1.2 billion, creating the world's largest player in the microbial control market, the groups said on Monday.

  • Onward & Upward Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    Our special report, "NASA: The Next Generation," explores  the impact of the space shuttle's end to the future of the agency and America's place in space.

  • Poll: Future Of The Shuttle? Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Supporters say it is premature without a replacement to the space craft, while opponents say the returns don't justify the cost. 

  • Quiz: Spaced Out? Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:31 AM ET

    How much do you know about NASA's space program? Take our quiz.

  • Hard Landing In The End Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Space Shuttle Endeavour

    From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.

  • Staying In The Race Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Buzz Aldrin stands on moon surface with US flag during Apollo 11 mission.

    The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.

  • Next Stop: Deep Space Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:22 AM ET
    Artist rendering of the Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser, which justreceived $80 million from NASA. It is one of the new generation ofprivate-sector space vehicles that will carry humans and cargo to theInternational Space Station.

    The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.

  • Commentary: Lift Off For The Private Sector Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:22 AM ET

    With the final space shuttle flying, many wonder, what’s next? Well, tighten your seat belt. The second great space race is about to begin and it could shave two to three years off astronauts' down time without something American to fly.

  • Change In The Coast Line Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 6:02 PM ET

    The fear in the area surrounding Kennedy Space Center is that when the Shuttle program ends this month, it will become the "Ghost Coast".

  • Lilly Protects Research Budget as Generics Loom Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:17 AM ET

    Eli Lilly signaled it could maintain or even boost research spending through 2014, even as company sales and earnings tumble due to expected generic competition for its biggest-selling medicines.

  • Still Room for Change to US Healthcare: Pharma Exec Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:56 AM ET

    The problems facing US healthcare have not yet been fully resolved, according to the chief executive of AstraZeneca.