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Facebook spurs emotional reunion between man and his childhood nurse

Social media helps a family find a nurse whose kindness 40 years ago was never forgotten, inspiring the hashtag #NurseKathy.

By March 18, 2015


Giant robotic teddy bear: Japan's nurse of the future

The gentle giant has been designed specifically to assist in caring for Japan's ageing population, taking on heavy-duty tasks such as lifting.

By February 25, 2015


Doctors, nurses...and robots

A state-of-the-art medical center is just weeks away from opening its doors in San Francisco. Working alongside doctors and nurses at UCSF will be a fleet of robots. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes us inside the hospital to view the capabilities of these specialized courier bots.

By January 15, 2015


The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Startups for seniors raise cash to give grandpa options

The famously youth-focused tech industry has written big checks recently to companies built around the problems of aging.

By July 3, 2015


'Mad Max: Fury Road' was all that -- and I want even more

Opinion: "Fury Road" lives up to the hype as a truly great action movie. So CNET's Kelsey Adams is driving the wrong way with a little "Yes, but..."

By June 13, 2015


Wake to the smell of money (or peaches) with scent-based alarm clock

SensorWake promises to get you out of bed using pleasant smells such as coffee and croissants -- or, failing that, an alarm.

By May 27, 2015


Doctors kill golden staph using a 1,000-year-old remedy

A recipe found in a ninth-century Anglo Saxon book of medical remedies has proven effective in killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

By March 30, 2015


114-year-old woman had to lie to join Facebook

Due to Facebook age limitations, newly tech-savvy Minnesotan Anna Stoehr had to lie about her age to join the social network.

By October 13, 2014


Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans

The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife donated $2.65 billion last year in an effort to combat deadly diseases around the world.

By October 4, 2014