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  • Organic farming can compete—especially in droughts Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    File photo: An employee moves through a green house growing tomatoes at the Clear Brook Organic Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont.

    Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought, and they be able may perform better in tough times, according to a study.

  • Billionaire returns Nobel to US boffin who sold it Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:34 AM ET
    James Watson

    Russian Alisher Usmanov reveals he is the anonymous buyer of James Watson's medal – adding that he plans to give it back to the biologist.

  • Tuna economics: Why tuna ranching works in Mexico Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    A significant portion of the Pacific bluefin tuna supply comes from oceanic feedlots off the coast of Mexico, an activity that can only be supported by the high price of the fish.

  • Orion's epic launch: By the numbers  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    NASA launched its Orion space capsule on Friday in an unmanned flight that orbited the Earth twice. The spacecraft could bring humans back to the moon, and potentially Mars.

  • * "Bad news" at U.N. climate talks in Lima- Figueres. LIMA, Dec 3- This year is on track to be the hottest on record, or at least among the very warmest, the United Nations said on Wednesday in new evidence of long-term warming that adds urgency to 190- nation talks under way in Lima on slowing climate change. The WMO said average sea surface temperatures hit record highs in...

  • About 100 brains missing from University of Texas Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:21 AM ET
    A human brain preserved in formeldahyde.

    The University of Texas is missing about 100 brains — about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars.

  • Hawking movie becomes acid test for indie films Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Stephen Hawking speaking at an event, May 2014

    Producing a movie about the world's most recognizable scholar was certainly no easy feat, especially in a world obsessed with super hero films.

  • European Space Agency lander heading for comet  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has released a probe toward a comet, where it will attempt the first-ever soft landing on a comet.

  • Nov 11- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side. On Tuesday, a group with backing from institutions in Russia, the United States and Europe said it would undertake the longest,...

  • Hepatitis B next great challenge: Arrowhead  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Chris Anzalone, Arrowhead CEO, discusses current studies on the hepatitis B virus and its effect on the liver, and whether the company is gaining the confidence back of shareholders.

  • Dendreon files bankruptcy protection  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    Prostate cancer drug developer Dendreon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. CNBC's Meg Tirrell takes a close look at what contributed to the company's downfall.

  • Robots to the rescue in fight against Ebola Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    Ken Goldberg professor University of California Berkely.

    Robots are joining doctors and scientists in combating the deadly Ebola outbreak.

  • Robots can't catch Ebola  Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports what specialists are learning about the capabilities of robotics in the fight against Ebola.

  • UN warning: We have 76 years to rescue world Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle.

    Governments can manage climate change but will have to cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2100 to limit risks a U.N. report said on Sunday.

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 2- Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said in presenting the report in Copenhagen that is meant to guide global climate policy-making. The study by the...

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 2- Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening risks, a U.N. report showed on Sunday. "There is still time, but very little time" to act at manageable costs, Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told Reuters.

  • Colombia to launch voluntary carbon credit trading Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    BOGOTA, Oct 30- A Colombian environmental charity will launch a carbon trading platform in mid-2015 to companies at home and abroad seeking to voluntarily offset emissions, it said on Thursday, as projects in the Andean nation to cut greenhouse gases intensify. Though Colombia does not have legally binding greenhouse gas emissions limits, some local...

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have history of controversy Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Oct 29- Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled...

  • DENVER, Oct 29- Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. But NextGen and other green groups are not talking about climate change as much as one would expect. NextGen and other green groups say they're simply doing what it takes to elect the candidates they support.

  • Pfizer beats forecasts on demand for cancer drugs Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Pfizer earnings topped analysts' expectations on Tuesday, helped by demand for its cancer drugs and medicines in emerging markets.