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Innovation Science


  • NASA finds lost British spacecraft on Mars Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:13 PM ET
    Images of the Beagle 2 lander from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite

    Scientists lost contact with the Beagle 2 before it was supposed to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003. NASA images have just shown it.

  • Fixing the US STEM problem: Bill Nye Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” speaking at the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Gala 2014

    Bill Nye, "The Science Guy" weighs in on how to fix the US's problem of not being able to fill millions of STEM jobs.

  • 'Nanowire' clothing could cut your heating bills Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    A woman braces from the cold during the morning commute in New York City November 25, 2013 as temperatures dropped into the lower 30's(F).

    Scientists coated fabric with a nearly invisible substance that can supercharge winter clothing and cut down on household heating.

  • 23andMe partners with big pharma Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    23andMe partners with big pharma

    Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of genetic-testing startup 23andMe, discusses the new deals with Pfizer and Genentech.

  • Celgene CEO: Creating a great future Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Celgene CEO: Creating a great future

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to Robert Hugin, Celgene chairman & CEO, about the company's ambitious long-term guidance and broad-based drug pipeline.

  • 'Dirty' discovery in antibiotics Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    'Dirty' discovery in antibiotics

    Superbugs are one of the biggest public health crises facing the world right now. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports nature is sparking hope for scientists.

  • FDA paves way for cheaper cancer drug copies Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    FDA paves way for cheaper cancer drug copies

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended approval of what would be the first generic biologic drug in the U.S.

  • Schizophrenia breakthrough? Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:47 PM ET
    Schizophrenia breakthrough?

    Shares of Alkermes are up nicely after positive data from its schizophrenia drug trial. Richard Pops, Alkermes CEO, provides insight to the enormous market for schizophrenia and depression.

  • Will biotech bull run continue? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Will biotech bull run continue?

    Discussing the outlook on the pharmaceutical sector, including leaders like Gilead and Celgene, with Michael Yee, RBC Capital Markets biotech analyst.

  • Recreational pot store owner seeks expansion Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Recreational pot store owner seeks expansion

    NBC's Harry Smith discusses just who is making the most money in the pot industry, and Starbuds owner Brian Ruden, discusses the cash issue with banks. CNBC's special "Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom" airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.

  • The pot underground Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    The pot underground

    NBC's Harry Smith looks at the thriving marijuana black market in Colorado even after legalization there. The special airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.

  • 'Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom' Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    'Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom'

    NBC's Harry Smith provides a preview of CNBC's documentary on the benefits and pitfalls from medicinal marijuana. The special airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.

  • CDC worker monitored for possible Ebola exposure Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 1:42 AM ET
    A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, September 30, 2014.

    A lab technician at the CDC has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens.

  • Hepatitis C drug wars Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Hepatitis C drug wars

    The battle to limit the sky-high cost of treating hepatitis C is heating up after Express Scripts announced it will put its weight behind a drug made by AbbVie and it will no longer cover Gilead's Sovaldi.

  • $100 trillion Superbugs threat Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:16 PM ET
    $100 trillion Superbugs threat

    Insight to a potential $100 trillion problem by 2050, with Jim O'Neill, Fmr. Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman.

  • The US Navy just tested a robotic shark drone Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:54 PM ET
    The US Navy's GhostSwimmer drone

    The Navy's Silent NEMO suggests the best engineer for effective machines might be mother nature.

  • Putin’s other problem: Russia’s rankled scientists Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    Scientist working in lab

    Russia's once legendary scientific productivity has been in decline for decades, and some scientists fear the current climate is making things worse.

  • California's terrifying water deficit Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    The bottom of the Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, California on January 28, 2014.

    Recent storms have not brought anywhere near enough water for California to recover from drought, according to NASA.

  • Proven: High heels DO have power over men Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    Heels have also been a controversial symbol in the battleground of sexual politics. Now a scientific study in France has measured their power.

  • Need scientific proof men are stupider? We got that Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:58 PM ET

    In the battle over which sex is stupider, a group of male researchers may have proven that men win hands down.