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  • You wear your fitness tracker where? Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:43 AM ET
    You wear your fitness band where?

    Angel investor Esther Dyson tells CNBC: "The Jawbone, which I'm actually wearing my underwear, I use for sleep." She also wears three bands on her wrist.

  • Awaiting results from New Horizon's Pluto flyby Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    In this NASA handout, Pluto (R) and Charon are shown July 11, 2015, three days before the New Horizons spacecraft's flyby of the dwarf planet.

    NASA's New Horizons probe, after travelling for 9 years, was scheduled to reach Pluto this morning to take pictures, NBC News reports.

  • LAUREL, Md., July 14- More than nine years after its launch, a U.S. spacecraft sailed past Pluto on Tuesday, capping a 3 billion mile journey to the solar system's farthest reaches, NASA said. "It's truly a mark in human history," said John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administrator for science from the mission control center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics...

  • NASA's amazing shots of Pluto! Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 8:56 AM ET
    NASA's amazing shots of Pluto!

    Fraser Cain, Universe Today, discusses photos sent back to Earth from NASA's "New Horizon's" spacecraft, giving scientists an close up look at Pluto and its five moons.

  • We need nature preserves on sea floor: Researchers Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    Relicanthus sp. -- a new species from a new order of Cnidaria collected at 4,100 meters in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) that lives on sponge stalks attached to nodules.

    A group calls on regulators to create nature preserves on the bottom of the ocean to counterbalance the effects of deep-sea mining.

  • 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.