Here are some of the key stories CNBC is following this hour.
The race is on to pioneer the vast and uncharted reaches of outer space, which is set to become the next big source of wealth creation.
SpaceX's Elon Musk notified Twitter followers Friday that the company is investigating a small leak in the rocket it plans to launch.
Have you heard of the new continent named Zealandia?! Verge writer Elizabeth Lopatto has and her take? Stop it. Just STOP. IT.
Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray said there is no scientific analysis to back Obama-era initiatives to ease climate change. There is.
While the development of contraceptives aimed at men is gaining ground, interest from big pharma just isn't there, according to one expert.
Will Happer says he resents being called a 'climate denier,' and says carbon dioxide is actually good for the planet.
Randal Kirk, Intrexon CEO chairman & CEO, discusses the biotech company's advances in genetic engineering.
Researchers used brain scans and an algorithm to improve early diagnosis of autism among several high-risk children.
The planets were discovered based on observations, which were taken over 20 years by U.S. astronomers, USA Today reports.
The panel rejects altering babies' DNA to make them 'stronger or more beautiful,' NBC News reports.
Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, discusses his company's fourth-quarter earnings, and remains positive for 2017, despite "uncertain macroeconomic circumstances."
For the first time, solar power installations formed the largest group of electricity generating capacity of any energy source.
Nadav Kidron, CEO of Oramed Pharmaceuticals, talks about the company's latest offering and the issue of drug pricing.
Dava Newman, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks about the public-private partnership in space exploration.
Tesla's current share price reflects a nearly 100-point jump from early December, when the stock was trading around $181 per share.
NASA scientist Sidd Bikkannavar was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when returning from a trip to Chile, The Verge reports.
A team of scientists have discovered in a groundbreaking study that how you feel may be linked to your genetic makeup.
Neurala is a software company looking to bring the AI phenomenon to consumer devices and influence how they operate in real time.
The FDA has become the definitive example of a presidential transition gone awry, Vox reports.