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Move over Saturn, Mars might get its very own rings

Sure, Saturn has the most bling thanks to its rings. But an upcoming cosmic event could soon bring it some competition from the Red Planet.

By November 24, 2015


Scientists awarded $22M in Zuckerberg-backed Breakthrough Prize

The awards were given to researchers from around the world who have solved mysteries such as secret brain circuits and shape-shifting spaces.

By November 9, 2015


This is heavy: The Internet is ready to party with Marty

Hoverboards, DeLoreans and viewing parties across the globe flood the Web for Back to the Future Day.

By October 21, 2015


Kamigami: The affordable origami robot that anyone can build

These adorable bug-bots can be assembled by hand without tools, then programmed and controlled via smartphone.

By October 20, 2015


The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

A story that went viral this week reports that astronomers finally found E.T., but those aren't the facts. CNET's Eric Mack talks with the astronomers involved about what is still a very interesting star.

By October 17, 2015


Russian billionaire patiently listens for alien sounds

Yuri Milner, who backed Facebook and Twitter, says his search for extraterrestrial life is in "listening mode."

By October 7, 2015


New technology could help contain spread of Ebola

A high-tech diagnostic method could speed identification of the virus, a key factor in combating epidemics.

By September 25, 2015


'Ultra-thin invisibility skin cloak' could one day be worn like a garment

Scientists have created a thin cloak that can render anything it covers undetectable, and that proves yet again that we're living in the science fiction future.

By September 17, 2015


New map tracks the boiling hot rock feeding Earth's volcanoes

Plumes of scalding rock in the Earth's mantle are found to come from two gigantic blobs of hot rock deep inside our planet, thanks to an innovative simulation technique.

By September 11, 2015


Lasers turn asteroids into space rockets

Experiments have demonstrated that it's possible to de-spin and redirect asteroids with high-powered lasers.

By September 10, 2015