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  • Is the search for immortality a rich man's game? Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie “Self/less”

    Technology and medicine are probing the boundaries of mortality. So can only the rich afford to drink from the fountain of youth?

  • 1 pill too many? Painkillers under scrutiny Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Ibuprofen

    The FDA has new warnings for taking painkillers like ibuprofen. Here are some of your questions answered by NBC News.

  • Weighing the risks of ibuprofen Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Weighing the risks of ibuprofen

    Discussing safer alternatives to ibuprofen after the FDA warnings, with Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, NYU School of Medicine. "All of the alternatives have risks," she explains.

  • Before you pop that ibuprofen, read new warnings Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 7:35 PM ET
    Ibuprofen tablets

    The FDA is strengthening its warnings about painkillers like ibuprofen, saying they do raise the risk of heart attack or stroke.

  • Traders: Your hormones are messing with you Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 9:23 AM ET
    Businessman investor market charts

    A group of researchers found that elevated levels of natural human hormones prompted young men to take greater financial risk.

  • SYDNEY, July 7- Australian chemical maker Orica Ltd said it would curb output and cut staff at a site in the state of Queensland, hit by faltering demand for explosives from the mining industry. Orica said it would lower production of ammonium nitrate as supply outstrips demand, while 10 percent of the 220 staff employed at the Yarwun site are expected to lose their...

  • Mow the lawn, help the planet—by good landscaping Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Sheep Meadow in Central Park is a mixture of four types of turfgrass.

    The U.S. is becoming a much greener place, but turf maintenance comes with a host of environmental considerations.

  • QUITO, July 3- It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Yet with a heavy reliance on oil and mining, Ecuador, where Pope Francis begins his South America tour this weekend, is a prime example of tensions between politics,...

  • QUITO, July 3- Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Yet with a heavy reliance on oil and mining, Ecuador, where Pope Francis begins his South America tour this weekend, is a prime example of tensions between...

  • A cure for cancer? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    A cure for cancer?

    One of the world's leading cancer geneticist says its possible a cure for cancer will be found within the next 10 years, thanks to technology by Juno Therapeutics. Dr. Gary Gilliland of Fred Hutch Cancer Research, launched Juno in 2013.

  • The 'unprecedented' drought that you don't know Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    The Jaguari Jacarei river dam, part of the Cantareira System of dams, is shown in Joanopolis, Brazil.

    São Paulo is experiencing a water crisis so bad that experts say it could impact business internationally.

  • Something to watch: A rare leap-second tonight Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Workers clean the east-facing clock face of the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament in London.

    On Tuesday night, scientists will add one "leap second" to the world's clocks, and computer systems everywhere are bracing for its effects.

  • Turf wars: How this $40B industry helps and hurts Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Sheep Meadow in Central Park is a mixture of four types of turfgrass.

    There are acres of green turf around the country, but lawn maintenance has stirred a debate about its environmental impact.

  • 'Unusual' number of wildfires burn across Alaska Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    Willow Fire Capt. Leo Lashock responds to a wildfire burning near Willow, Alaska, June 14, 2015.

    Authorities in Alaska are reporting a high number of ongoing wildfires that are posing a new threat to homes.

  • The one war Massachusetts can win Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Atlas, an MIT robot, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge this month. Here, Atlas is cutting a round hole in a piece of sheetrock.

    About 150 robotics companies have sprung up in Massachusetts as the state rivals Silicon Valley and Pittsburgh for industry supremacy.

  • A big step toward solar power for small devices Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:56 PM ET
    New ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent.

    Powering small devices with solar energy, including wearables, medical devices, and the Internet of Things is more feasible with new circuit.

  • Two big problems with generic-drug substitution Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    Pharmaceutical drugs

    Automatic generic-drug substitution poses several big problems, says NYU Professor Melissa Schilling.

  • Google's artificial intelligence makes crazy art Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    The artificial neural network that tags faces and objects in photos makes surprisingly inventive images.

  • Why a robot cockroach actually makes sense Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Cockroach

    A simple, low-cost design inspired by an unloved insect can help robots navigate tough physical terrain.

  • Earthquakes not caused by fracking...exactly Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    Workers are pictured on a drilling rig near Calumet, Okla.

    Stanford researchers say the now daily earthquakes in Oklahoma are not caused by fracking itself, but by a related activity.