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Sometimes a crab-shaped rock on Mars is just a crab-shaped rock

Eagle-eyed alien fans spotted a crab-like formation in a Mars photo. It joins an illustrious lineage of weird objects photographed on the Red Planet.

By August 4, 2015


Shark attacks drone, shark wins

Technically Incorrect: A $250,000 underwater robot is mistaken for a big fish by a shark. Oh, calamity.

By September 30, 2015


Ancient scorpion of the sea is the granddaddy of arachnids

A newly described species of sea scorpion measures over 1.5 metres long and lived 460 million years ago.

By August 31, 2015


Now the Internet has spotted a crashed Star Destroyer on Mars

It's been well established that the Internet has an overactive imagination, but the latest "sighting" in images from the Curiosity rover is a little much for CNET's Eric Mack.

By August 26, 2015


The meta-frog: CT scan reveals frog inside another frog

A scientist examining frog samples found an unexpected surprise in one of the frogs: another frog.

By June 11, 2015


7-foot crab robot may be future of underwater exploration

Crabster CR200, designed to overcome mobility challenges in rough water, is also a frighteningly awesome-looking robot.

By July 30, 2013


One spoonful of this stuff could turn you into Aquaman

A crystalline substance that can absorb and release oxygen in large quantities could one day lead to tankless underwater breathing a la one water-loving superhero.

By October 3, 2014


Oceanhorn: A loving tribute to The Legend of Zelda

The stunningly rendered new game for iOS puts to rest any doubt about the power of mobile devices as gaming consoles.

By November 14, 2013


Crab dinner inspires cancer-removing robot

Researchers in Singapore create a robot that can remove early-stage stomach cancer, and it's all thanks to a chili crab dinner.

By February 3, 2012


Samsung maroons phone fans in bizarre S4 Zoom island challenge

The South Korean tech giant is launching a reality survival show featuring grizzled wilderness pro Les Stround.

By August 5, 2013