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  • CDC warns of new outbreak Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    CDC warns of new outbreak

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the CDC is warning about a drug-resistant illness outbreak called Shigella.

  • 'Dry wine': The plight of California grape growers Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    A winery's vineyard irrigation system provides moisture to grapevines on March 17, 2015, near Los Alamos, California.

    A tipping point may be coming. A crowded marketplace was already pressuring winemakers to cut prices. Now, the drought is pushing up costs.

  • Video games in the classroom? Yep Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Think video games are just for fun? Think again. They're part of the future of learning, says UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski.

  • What 63 degrees in Antarctica means—for now Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    A research vessel sailing the Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica.

    One week of warm readings may not mean anything, a weather expert says, but it's something to keep an eye to see if it's part of a trend.

  • Stephen Hawking to join the trademark club? Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous theoretical physicist, has become the latest celebrity to apply for trademark of their name.

  • Scientists crack mystery of hipster beard boom Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 4:03 PM ET

    Men are growing beards to assert dominance over other men and appeal to women, a report in The Telegraph suggests.

  • It hit 63 degrees in Antarctica on Tuesday Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
    Satellite observations from 1994 to 2012 reveal an accelerating decline in Antarctica's massive floating ice shelves, with some shrinking by 18 percent, in a development that could hasten the rise in global sea levels, scientists say, according to scientists published in the journal Science.

    Antarctica may have marked its warmest day ever recorded earlier this week, with a temperature reading of 63.5 F.

  • Promising Alzheimer's drug Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Man with Alzheimer

    Biogen will move its Alzheimer's drug quickly into phase 3 studies, jumping over the middle stage, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Mutants closer than ever, thanks to...CRISPR? Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    UCSD fly gene mutation

    Scientists have found a way to create mutant organisms more reliably using a recently developed gene-editing technique, NBC reports.

  • California farmers: Selling water makes more money Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    Irrigation water runs along a dried-up ditch between the rice farms to provide water for the rice fields in Richvale, Calif.

    In drought-stricken California, farmers make more selling water than rice. NBC News reports.

  • When did science become a dirty word? Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    Scientist science

    From vaccines to genetically-modified foods, the scientific community is often stuck playing defense. When did science become a dirty word?

  • Cancer drug shows promise Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Cancer drug shows promise

    Amgen's cancer drug Kyprolis demonstrated positive results in a study against Takeda's Velcade. Dr. Sean Harper, Amgen, discusses the benefit risk equation for both drugs.

  • Space station preps for 'space taxis' Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    The mirrorlike visor of NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman reflects fellow astronaut Barry Wilmore during their Oct. 15, 2014, spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

    A spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for commercial spacecraft was delayed, but plans to reopen the American docks will go on.

  • What serious problem rhymes with orange? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Oranges hang from trees at an orange grove in Winter Garden, Florida.

    A cold snap in Florida may threaten next year's citrus crop, and California growers are fighting for their future.

  • Morning headlines: Wal-Mart offers raises Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Morning headlines: Wal-Mart offers raises

    Wal-Mart will raise its minimum wage for entry level workers, and will give raises to nearly 40 percent of its workforce. CNBC's Kate Rogers has this morning's top headlines.

  • UMass reverses ban on Iranian science students Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    UMass Amherst students on campus.

    UMass reversed a controversial policy change and continue to accept Iranian nationals into science and engineering programs, NBC News reports.

  • Road salt: The winter's $2.3 billion game changer Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    A garbage truck which slid off a road in Gorham, Maine.

    The economics surrounding a certain commodity can be a game changer for city officials in the snow belt. And it's sitting on your dinner table.

  • Why pot gives people the 'munchies' Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    Eating munchies

    Marijuana might make brain cells that normally suppress the appetite reverse their behavior and encourage eating, says a new study.

  • Fmr. Ebola czar: Americans should use measles vaccination Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Ebola czar: Americans should use measles vaccination

    Ron Klain, former U.S. Ebola czar, explains the safety and importance of vaccinating children to protect against measles.

  • You don't see girls on TV portrayed as engineers: Obama

    Re/code's Kara Swisher talks to President Obama about STEM, education and bringing the best workers to the US. He also talks about immigration reform as a way to make it easier for companies to bring in talent.