WASHINGTON— The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred, and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. "We had a brainstorming session," one of the five 6- year-old Girl Scouts replied. The kindergartners and first graders from Tulsa, Oklahoma, were among 35 young science fair winners who came to the White House Monday to showcase breakthroughs...» Read More
A team of researchers in Scotland found that changing the shape of light can slow it down, meaning the speed of light is not as constant as thought.
An association of top scientists has moved the hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock, over the threats of nuclear weapons and warming climates.
The chief of California's state-run earthquake insurance agency says residents there have no financial protection if a big quake hits.
Scientists lost contact with the Beagle 2 before it was supposed to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003. NASA images have just shown it.
The White House said the studies, by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, showed a need for action to reduce rising world emissions of greenhouse gases. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far...
Separate studies by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that the 10 warmest years on record have taken place since 1997.. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far eastern Russia into...
Of the large inhabited land areas, only the eastern half of the United States recorded below-average temperatures in 2014, NYT reports.
Separate studies by NASA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that with the exception of 1998, 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2000.. Since 1880, when record-keeping began, Earth's average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon...
Bill Nye, "The Science Guy" weighs in on how to fix the US's problem of not being able to fill millions of STEM jobs.
*KB Home forecasts drop in gross margins. Shares of homebuilders fell 1.5 percent after KB Home forecast a drop in gross margins for the first quarter. Homebuilder stocks had been up earlier in the session, but KB Home dropped 16.3 percent to $13.87, its biggest percentage fall since 1992..
Scientists coated fabric with a nearly invisible substance that can supercharge winter clothing and cut down on household heating.
Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of genetic-testing startup 23andMe, discusses the new deals with Pfizer and Genentech.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to Robert Hugin, Celgene chairman & CEO, about the company's ambitious long-term guidance and broad-based drug pipeline.
Superbugs are one of the biggest public health crises facing the world right now. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports nature is sparking hope for scientists.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended approval of what would be the first generic biologic drug in the U.S.
Shares of Alkermes are up nicely after positive data from its schizophrenia drug trial. Richard Pops, Alkermes CEO, provides insight to the enormous market for schizophrenia and depression.
Discussing the outlook on the pharmaceutical sector, including leaders like Gilead and Celgene, with Michael Yee, RBC Capital Markets biotech analyst.
NBC's Harry Smith discusses just who is making the most money in the pot industry, and Starbuds owner Brian Ruden, discusses the cash issue with banks. CNBC's special "Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom" airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.
NBC's Harry Smith looks at the thriving marijuana black market in Colorado even after legalization there. The special airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.
NBC's Harry Smith provides a preview of CNBC's documentary on the benefits and pitfalls from medicinal marijuana. The special airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.