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  • Oreos as addictive as crack?  Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    A new study from Connecticut College found lab rats that ate Oreo cookies activated neurons in their brains' "pleasure center" in the same way that drugs such as cocaine would.

  • Pick up or delivery? NASA launches new space ship Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft, top, after Dragon was grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm and connected to the International Space Station, Friday, May 25, 2012. Dragon is scheduled to spend about a week docked with the station before returning to Earth on May 31 for retrieval. (AP Photo/NASA)

    NASA's newest delivery service pulled up at the International Space Station on Sunday after a week's delay, bringing more than a half-ton of supplies.

  • Aspiring Martians pay up in hope of a one-way trip Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 12:10 PM ET
    Planet Mars.

    The Mars One venture says more than 200,000 people registered their interest in taking a one-way trip to the Red Planet. NBC reports.

  • Nightmare at the Pittsburgh VA  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    The "Street Signs" crew reports on an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has resulted in patient deaths at the VA hospital in Pittsburgh.

  • Quest for Alzheimer's cure  Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    It has been more than a decade since a new drug has come on the market. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on whether a new one is in the works.

  • Tips for a successful nap  Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    What's the best time to nap? Dr. Sara Mednick, UC Riverside Psychology Department, offers guidance for the right time of day to take a nap and for how long. CNBC's Courtney Reagan, weighs in.

  • Weird science: Stem cells make tiny human 'brain' Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Scientists have turned human stem cells into pea-sized organs with a neural structure similar to that of a developing embryo.

  • Area 51: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Guard Gate at Area 51 near Rachel, Nevada

    A newly declassified CIA history spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission— which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.

  • It 'makes sense' to look into test-tube burger  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says it makes sense to look into meat alternatives, but affordability will be key.

  • Test-tube burger, anyone?  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The $325,000 in-vitro burger could help lead to sustainable meat production, according to the Netherlands-based researcher Mark Post.

  • Ancient master goldsmiths were master crooks, too Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 2:44 PM ET
    Metal workers from the time of ancient Rome were experts at shiny finishes.

    Metal workers 2,000 years ago perfected plating techniques that modern methods can't touch. Some probably coated cheap metal or wood objects in a gilded skin and sold them for big profits. NBC reports.

  • Delaying retirement and dementia?  Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    A French government research agency shows that putting off retirement can delay dementia. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC's chief medical editor, explains the "use it or lose it" strategy.

  • Engineers juggle objects using levitation Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    A photochemical liquid switch can be made by combining acoustically levitated drops.

    "Harry Potter" magic? No, it's acoustic levitation. Researchers have created a device that uses sound waves to make small solid objects and liquid droplets float in the air.

  • Fish Oil's Cancer Risk  Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center released a study revealing men with concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids have an increased risk of prostate cancer. Co-author Alan Kristal shares more from their study on the best selling supplement.

  • Genetic Modification: Seed Companies Fight Back Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    Genetically modified seeds are used in corn and soybeans grown in the US, but the debate over the effects of tinkering with Mother Nature hasn't gone away.

  • An Anti-Competitive Decision?  Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    A panel of experts and Larry Kudlow discuss the Supreme Court's refusal to declare "pay to delay" deals between pharmaceutical companies and generic drugmakers illegal.

  • Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.

    Last year $2 billion worth of products were sold with a label saying they do not contain ingredients from genetically modified organisms, but the claim wasn't backed by regulators.

  • Steve Green, Chevron vp of public affairs, talks about a new educational video series produced for grades K through 12, which examines the role of technology and engineering in the game of golf.

  • SCOTUS: Human Genes Can't Be Patented  Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs; David Resnick, Nixon Peabody LLP; Mitch Epner, Wilk Auslander Counsel; and Rich Lowry, National Review.

  • SCOTUS Rules on Patenting DNA  Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court justices say naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.