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Curiosity rover finds mysterious shiny object on Mars

The Mars rover's discovery of a strange bright object gives us a chance to speculate wildly about the shiny thing's origins.

By Oct. 9, 2012


New Google Doodle: Mystery of search giant's bouncing balls

Google has changed its logo on localised versions of its home page, including that of the UK, into a flurry of coloured balls. But why?

By Sep. 7, 2010


Ode to Buckyballs, on the day of their demise

Oh Buckyballs, my Buckyballs. The addictive magnetic desk toy succumbs to government pressure and resigns itself to life as a cherished relic of the past.

By Oct. 31, 2012


Five-deal Friday: A 46-inch HDTV for $299.99, and more!

Also on tap: A Roku box, tangle-resistant earbuds, a Vizio sound bar, and some generic Buckyballs.

By Jul. 27, 2012


At Google, doodling is real work

There's a whole team behind the special Google logos that mark holidays, big events, and VIP birthdays. CNET's Daniel Terdiman witnesses the Doodlers in process.

By Sep. 6, 2010


Got allergies? Tiny discovery nothing to sneeze at

Fullerenes are nanoparticles that could prevent allergic reactions.

By Jun. 20, 2007