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Curiosity's relaxed drilling hints at ancient acidic water on Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover is trying a new, easygoing drilling technique, and early results indicate acidic water conditions way back in the planet's history.

By February 6, 2015


Explained: Why toothpaste makes orange juice taste like battery acid

Why is it that brushing your teeth before drinking OJ can turn your morning dose of vitamin C into a dose of disgusto? The answer might surprise you.

By October 6, 2014


Ocean XPrize reels in teams for acid tests

With sea life is in danger due to rising ocean acidification, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean XPrize kicks off with $2 million in prize money on the line for the best methods for measuring ocean pH levels.

By September 4, 2014


1984 Apple Macintosh replica crafted from wood and gold

An old-school 128K Mac gets an even older-school treatment as an artist rebuilds the iconic computer out of burnished walnut and shiny brass.

By October 19, 2015


Bush Australia TVs recalled due to acid leak

Bush Australia has been forced to recall one of its TVs, sold in Harvey Norman, due to a flaw that has caused leaking acidic liquid.

By April 23, 2014


Want to upgrade your dreams to HD? A psychologist needs your brain

A psychology student wants to see if a certain vitamin can make sleepy people have more lucid dreams. Is it Vitamin Zzzzzzzzzzzz?

By September 24, 2015


Can Assassin's Creed Syndicate shake up the old formula?

Ubisoft's latest addition to the annualised action series adds vehicle mayhem and puts a new spin on its cover stars, but is it enough?

By September 23, 2015


In the shadow of Tel Aviv, Ramallah's young tech scene takes flight

A tech sector largely fueled by low-level outsourcing work is starting to see its own startups thrive. We made a stop there on CNET Road Trip.

By September 18, 2015


​Appliance Science: The firm chemistry of gelatin

How does a single chemical transform water into the tasty treat called Jell-O? We look at the chemistry of gelatin, the chemical behind Jell-O.

By September 10, 2015


Bringing the past into high-resolution view

For Road Trip 2015, CNET takes a look at the tech revolution helping historians in Israel reveal more about our past.

By September 3, 2015