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  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Basset hounds, German shepherds and poodles sporting crazy hairdos are prancing in front of pet lovers this week at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Suzanne Dempsey, a doctor of veterinary medicine from the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has advice for would-be dog owners.

  • Scientists hail breakthrough in embryonic-like stem cells Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 10:27 PM ET

    Scientists have found a way to reprogram mature animal cells back into an embryonic-like state that allows them to generate many types of tissue.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a simple way to reprogramme mature animal cells back into an embryonic-like state that allows them to generate many types of tissue.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to reprogramme mature cells from mice back into an embryonic-like state that allowed them to generate many types of tissue.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 21- A project bringing together thousands of small farmers in western Kenya has become the first to earn carbon credits using a new sustainable farming accounting system, the World Bank said on Tuesday.

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making environmental and health problems unexpected side effects of U.S. demand for cheap China- manufactured goods.

  • *European Commission to announce new climate targets on Jan. 22. BRUSSELS, Jan 20- Seven years after it set some of the world's most stringent environmental targets, the European Union is about to revise its long-term goals to take more account of industry and changed economic circumstances.

  • The school is an alliance between Minerva Project, a venture-backed for-profit company, and Keck Graduate Institute, one of California's Claremont colleges. Last month, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education released a study showing that only about 4 percent of those who register for an online course at Penn complete it.