The International Institute for Species Exploration and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have announced the top 10 new species discovered last year, including a "chicken from hell" dinosaur and a pufferfish that makes underwater "crop circles".
Some colleges are now using software programs and algorithms to pair up first-year students. Much like online dating, it's all based on compatibility.
Hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide are turning to software programs and algorithms to help match dorm roommates. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports on how this technology aims to reduce bad pairings and the two questions that may best determine whether roommates get along.
Feeling insufficiently erudite? Get ready to enroll in Words U, a messaging app that aims to improve your word power.
The company, which already offers free mobile phone service via Wi-Fi networks, is trying to make a name for itself with the introduction of a $99 Android handset.
Questions of identity, selfhood and memory are addressed in the class entitled "The art of self portraiture".
Finally, all those hours spent noodling around on social media can be harnessed into real college credit at a prestigious institution.
A new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired of the lack of reality on sites like Facebook.
A design student's graduation project proposes a flag to unite the world as humans journey further and further beyond our planet.
Now's the time high school seniors are starting to ramp up their college application process -- and it can be a daunting task. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some high-tech tools that can help with everything from picking a school to applying for aid.