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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


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


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