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  • *Ralph Lauren, Kohl's drag down other retailers. Feb 4- A jump in materials shares helped U.S. stocks eke out a second straight day of gains on Thursday, though disappointing forecasts from retailers and anxiety ahead of Friday's jobs report limited the advance. Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York, said the market is trying to bounce from "...

  • PALO ALTO, Calif.— A neuroscientist who leads a prestigious graduate school and biomedical research institute in New York City was named Thursday as Stanford University's next president, a position he said he would use to champion basic research and the value of a liberal arts education. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University, will...

  • CNBC update: Playboy ends totally nude photos Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 10:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Playboy ends totally nude photos

    Government advisors say it is ethical to test a new fertility technique that would create embryos from the DNA of 3 people; and Playboy Magazine's first issue without fully nudge photos is hitting the stands, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Lift-off: Luxembourg’s asteroid mining plan Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:30 AM ET

    Asteroid mining looks one step closer to reality after Luxembourg announced plans Wednesday to help the fledgling industry get into orbit.

  • Sexually transmitted Zika case in Texas Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 6:01 PM ET
    A health technician analyzes blood samples from patients exposed to the Zika virus.

    Health officials say a patient in Texas has acquired the Zika virus through sexual transmission.

  • 3 big things experts don’t yet know about Zika Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:44 PM ET
    Personnel of Peruvian Health Ministry analyzes the larvae that causes Zika virus in Lima, Peru on January 30, 3016.

    The are many unanswered questions health-care professionals and infectious disease experts want answered about the mosquito-borne virus.

  • Zika virus: The last thing Puerto Rico needed Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 12:21 PM ET
    The forearm of a public health technician is seen covered with sterile female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes after leaving a recipient to cultivate larvae, in a research area to prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the entomology department of the Ministry of Public Health, in Guatemala City, January 26, 2016.

    Puerto Rico has been hit by 19 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. This may be the last thing the heavily indebted island needs.

  • UK scientists get go-ahead to edit human embryos Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 10:43 AM ET

    Scientists in the U.K. have gained permission to modify the genetic make-up of human embryos for the first time.

  • The truth is out there: CIA reveals own 'X-Files' Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 4:51 PM ET
    Central Intelligence Agency

    In a blog post, the Central Intelligence Agency declassified hundreds of documents culled from the 1940s and 50s that reference UFO sightings.

  • Growing fears of spreading Zika virus Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 1:19 PM ET
    Growing fears of spreading Zika virus

    Dr. Bettina Fries, Stony Brook School of Medicine, explains how the Zika virus spreads.

  • How 'cultured meat' can turn one cow into 175M burgers Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    How 'cultured meat' can turn one cow into 175M burgers

    Researchers developed the eco-friendly 'cultured beef' to meet rising global meat demand.

  • Worries grow about the spread of the Zika virus Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 2:59 PM ET
    Zika virus are spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito.

    The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has raised concern that the virus could spread throughout the US.

  • A step closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    A step closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes

    Scientists developed a device to prevent implanted insulin-producing cells from being attacked by the immune system for six months.

  • Health tech: UK vs USA Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 4:40 AM ET
    Health tech: UK vs USA

    The U.K. is becoming a test bed for developing and proving new digital technologies in health care says George Freeman MP, UK minister for life sciences, as he discusses health tech trends.

  • Scientists announce setting for 'Doomsday Clock' Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 5:46 PM ET
    Ticking time bomb.

    Global tensions, nuclear weapons modernization and the problems with climate change prevention have left the Doomsday Clock close to midnight.

  • Boeing builds the most powerful rocket ever made Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 1:32 PM ET
    An artists rendering of Boeing's most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System or SLS.

    Boeing's Space Launch System, or SLS, has one customer and one mission: to take Americans into deep space.

  • US needs a vast 'interstate for electrons': Study Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 12:56 PM ET
    This image of the continental United States at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.

    A national power grid could severely cut carbon emissions while cheaply delivering power all over the United States.

  • Most powerful space telescope nearly done Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Most powerful space telescope nearly done

    The $8B James Web Space Telescope is being finalized to launch this week.

  • This is why we need an $8 billion telescope Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 3:51 PM ET
    A NASA engineer inspects part of the James Webb Space Telescope

    When completed, the $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful space telescope ever made.

  • NIH chief: 'We've got cancer's number' Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 | 12:11 PM ET

    In an interview with CNBC, the NIH director said people may be "a little cynical" because of cancer's casualty rate, but researchers 'had its number.'