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  • The science of lying Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    The science of lying

    A new CNBC documentary explores the conditions that allow dishonesty to thrive. Why people lie, with Tali Sharot, associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of London.

  • The best hurricane forecasting model isn't American Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    A satellite image of Hurricane Earl (left) and Tropical Storm Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 31, 2010.

    Europe has the best hurricane forecasting model, for a variety of reasons, including funding. The U.S. could catch up if it was organized better.

  • Why hackers want your health-care data Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:03 PM ET

    Swiped health care data gets 10 to 20 times the price of a stolen MasterCard account.

  • What El Nino means for California—and the drought Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:32 PM ET
    Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove in Lakehead, Calif.

    A strengthening El Nino season could mean more rain coming to drought-ridden California. But that could pose a different problem.

  • *Germany, Japan at forefront of opposition. BARCELONA, May 27- The world's richest nations are unlikely to reach a deal to phase out subsidies for coal exports at talks in June, reducing the chances of a new global climate change agreement at a U.N. conference in Paris, officials and campaigners say. One European Union official, speaking on condition of anonymity,...

  • In dry California, tourism stays buoyant—and wet Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Despite strict water restrictions, California's water parks are still wet, fairways are still green and showering at hotels is still possible.

  • Climate change: Here's how we get a deal Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    Yes, companies need to do more on climate change. But, here's what they need first, according to leaders from the International Chamber of Commerce.

  • Scientists make better sonar by copying from bats Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Horseshoe bat

    A new sonar system is inspired by one of mother nature’s masters: the bat. It is another example of the growing influence of biomimetics.

  • Dog our best friend longer than we thought? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Dog and boy

    New findings have caused scientists to ponder if dogs have been our best friends for longer, the New York Times reports.

  • Oldest known tools weren't made by humans Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Sammy Lokorodi, a resident of Kenya's northwestern desert who works as a fossil and artifact hunter, led the way to a trove of 3.3 million-year-old tools.

    The discovery of a few stone tools in Kenya has just pushed back a piece of the archaeological record almost a million years.

  • Scientists experiment to make old brains new again Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    Mice in science lab

    Researchers at UC Irvine restored a key feature of young brains, the flexibility that allows for learning and creativity.

  • Navy drone flies like tiny 'paper airplane' Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:55 PM ET
    The US Navy’s “CICADA”  drone program is producing lightweight disposable glider drones for field missions.

    The Navy has a new drone for spying that is small, cheap and completely disposable.

  • El Niño is coming back. So what is it, anyway? Friday, 15 May 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    Rain pours from thunderclouds on the U.S. West Coast.

    The climate pattern known as El Nino is on its way, climate forecasters say. But what is it, and why should we care?

  • Cancer data deluge Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    Cancer data deluge

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell breaks down all the biotech data coming out ahead of the ASCO Conference, and why Clovis Oncology's stock is climbing.

  • Bees are still mysteriously dying at a huge rate Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    A bee keeper inspects movable frame hives.

    Beekeepers lost huge numbers of bees last year, and scientists still do not know why.

  • Bill Nye Kickstarts solar-powered space travel Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    A depiction of LightSail with its unfurled solar sails

    U.S. scientist Bill Nye, popularly known as "the Science Guy", has launched a Kickstarter to fund an satellite propelled by solar energy.

  • 'Disruptor' Moderna: Human drug trials coming soon Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    An image of Stéphane Bancel of Moderna Therapeutics from a company video.

    If successful, Moderna Therapeutics' cutting-edge drug method could be used to fight cancer and some infectious diseases.

  • Steroids for cattle causing sex changes in fish Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    Blue Cod

    Potent animal hormones used in livestock farming are sticking around in the environment far longer than had been expected.

  • Pall nears sale that sets its value above $10B: DJ Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:23 PM ET
    An employee uses a Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. X Series 2 inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry machine to analyze copper concentrate samples inside the Central Geological Laboratory in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

    The maker of fluid filtration systems is expected to receive bids from companies including Danaher and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

  • May 11- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have directed more money from environmental legal settlements to be used to fund cleanups of pollution. "The protection and preservation of the ecological wonders of which New Jersey is so proud have always been critical considerations when weighing where New Jersey's...