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Bare-bones binary watch requires a smart wearer

Telling time involves mental arithmetic with the open-source Binary Wristwatch, a gloriously geeky way to mark the hours.

By March 11, 2015


Kepler discovers its 10th twin-sunned Tatooine

The discovery of a planet orbiting a binary star in the habitable zone is the tenth of its kind, indicating such planets are more common than previously thought.

By August 11, 2015


Hubble sees the shimmering wings of a space butterfly

The Twin Jet Nebula looks like a cosmic butterfly -- its shining wings glowing with iridescent colors -- in a new Hubble Space Telescope image.

By August 26, 2015


Astronomers make a real five-star find

Astronomers have found the very first quintuple star system consisting of two sets of eclipsing binary stars and one solo star.

By July 8, 2015


X-ray echoes map the distance to a neutron star

Interstellar echoes from a flaring neutron star have allowed astronomers to solve a mystery -- pinpointing the star's location.

By June 24, 2015


Watch the drunken wobble of Pluto's smaller moons

Pluto has had a rough few years. First, it lost its status as a planet. Now most of its tiny moons are acting like rebellious teenagers.

By June 3, 2015


Google I/O 2015 recap: Android M, Android Pay, free photo storage and new VR plans

Want to know what your next phone's operating system will look like, how Google wants to manage all your photos or how you'll pay with your Android phone? Look here.

By May 28, 2015


Google AI could be my new wife, steal my job -- and I'm nervous

Commentary: A Google AI expert says computers capable of having relationships aren't far off, but the idea of machines with common sense has CNET's Eric Mack feeling disposable.

By May 26, 2015


How to navigate the new layout of Photos for Mac

Get the lay of the land of the new Photos for Mac app and find out what's new and what's missing.

By April 21, 2015


A planet like Star Wars' Tatooine just became more science than fiction

Rocky planets that orbit a binary star system, like the fictional home of Luke Skywalker, were thought to be impossible, until now.

By March 31, 2015