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Your last chance to become a sci-fi author and save the multiverse

CNET asked the world to help us write a sci-fi novel, and the world has responded. There are still a few days left to add your voice and vision and help us shape a really crazy future.

By 26 November 2015


Get rarities by author Neil Gaiman -- and pay what you want for them

Rare, never-before-published books, poems, comics, speeches and more (including a novel about the band Duran Duran) by author Neil Gaiman are now available digitally on Humble Bundle.

By 10 September 2015


'Star Wars' author compares homophobic fans to the Empire

Author Chuck Wendig tells fans to "stop being the Empire" after they criticize him for making the lead character gay in his novel "Star Wars: Aftermath."

By 9 September 2015


These frustrated potholes tweet complaints straight to the authorities

Plenty of people tweet gripes about potholes going unrepaired. Now the potholes themselves are tweeting their frustration.

By 2 June 2015


'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By 6 May 2015


Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By 9 September 2014


Science creates flatworms with the heads and brains of other flatworms

Without altering its genomic sequence, biologists have created hybrid flatworms with heads and bodies from two different species.

By 25 November 2015


Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' begins filming, reveals list of main cast

Marvel unveils the filming locations of "Doctor Strange" and drops more casting news sans specific roles. CNET's Bonnie Burton knows who she hopes Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen are playing.

By 28 November 2015


Black hole observed devouring a star

An international team of astronomers has witnessed an "extremely rare" event: a black hole eating a star then ejecting a near light-speed flare.

By 30 November 2015


Licences going digital next year, ​smartphone driver's licences due in 2018

Forget the plastic -- soon you'll be carrying your digital driver's licence in your mobile wallet under NSW Government plans to digitise state licences. But there's nothing we can do about that unflattering photo.

By 26 November 2015