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earth's crust

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4.4 billion-year-old crystal points to chill early Earth

A pretty bit of blue zircon dating back billions of years to the formation of the Earth's crust may be one of the oldest pieces of the planet.

By February 24, 2014

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Is the Earth's core as hot as the sun?

Scientists have taken new measurements that suggest that the core of the Earth burns at 6000 degrees Celsius — as hot as the surface of the sun.

By April 30, 2013

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Extraordinary earthquake lights explained -- they're not UFOs

The rare and colorful lights sometimes seen before major earthquakes could come from electric charges in certain types of rock.

By January 6, 2014

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MAVEN blasts off to Mars on $671 million mission

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution -- MAVEN -- spacecraft starts a 10-month voyage to the Red Planet to study how the martian atmosphere has changed over time.

By November 18, 2013

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Watch Russian meteorite's impact via security cam

Moments after exploding with the energy of an atomic bomb in the skies over the city of Chelyabinsk, the space rock quietly let itself into a lake outside of town, not far from the watchful eye of a security camera.

By November 15, 2013

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Insult someone on Twitter or Facebook? A crime in Grenada

Lawmakers on the island of Grenada are tired of online "mischief." So they've banned it. How might this affect the nation's discourse?

By June 29, 2013

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Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born

How are these unusual minerals extracted from the ground and why is that process an environmental risk? CNET's Jay Greene explains.

By September 26, 2012

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Android Key Lime Pie: Most wanted features (video)

CNET takes you through the new tricks and software tweaks we want to see in the next major version of Android.

By May 2, 2013

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Samsung Galaxy S4 news, release date and more rumours

The Galaxy S3 is old news -- 2013 will bring the S4, so here's what we think Samsung is plotting for the follow-up.

By March 8, 2013

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Kamikaze conclusion for successful moon mission

Twin probes built to map the moon's gravity field with unprecedented precision will end a successful mission with deliberate high-speed impacts on a mile-high cliff Monday.

By December 16, 2012