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'Tournament: Earth' showcases thought-provoking shots from space

Whether it's a massive wind farm dotting an otherwise empty ocean or fresh lava doing battle with a huge ice cap, NASA's Earth Observatory has captured some remarkable views of our planet.

By March 24, 2015

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George R.R. Martin releases Sansa-filled chapter from 'The Winds of Winter'

"A Song of Ice and Fire" fans rejoice! George R.R. Martin has released a new chapter from his upcoming book "The Winds of Winter," focusing on a much more confident Sansa Stark.

By April 2, 2015

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'Pixels' trailer shows Donkey Kong and Pac-Man invading Earth

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for "Pixels," Adam Sandler's upcoming movie about aliens sending classic video game characters on a mission of destruction.

By March 18, 2015

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Watch NASA test-fire the most powerful rocket booster ever built

NASA's got a new rocket booster with enough power to launch future missions to Mars. This week, the agency tipped it on its side and roasted some Utah desert to prove it works.

By March 11, 2015

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Fire the electrospray thrusters! Tiny module could drive small satellites

A new propulsion system from MIT spinout Accion uses tiny chips and a salt solution to generate enough thrust to jostle satellites in space.

By March 11, 2015

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Hypnotic NASA video makes Earth's carbon dioxide gorgeous

A new video simulation from NASA is so beautiful to watch, it's easy to forget it's tracking one of the biggest disruptors of our climate.

By November 19, 2014

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Exploring Ireland's beautiful, moonlike Burren territory

CNET's Michael Franco spent a month exploring the weird and wild landscape located on Ireland's western shore, learning its secrets both above and below ground.

By April 28, 2015

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John Oliver, Martin Sheen celebrate end of the world (with a Segway)

Technically incorrect: In the event that monsters or aliens finally get us, a comedian and a former TV president get together to create a piece that lauds all that man has achieved. Yes, the Segway is in there.

By April 20, 2015

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'Thor's Helmet' is a strikingly beautiful, messy nebula

To celebrate the release of "Age of Ultron," a type of star that will "live fast and die hard" is creating a nebula fitting for a Norse god. (Well, not really for that reason.)

By April 20, 2015

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The world's first 3D-printed, battery powered rocket engine destined for space

New Zealand-based Rocket Lab has built a rocket engine that's not only 3D-printed -- it uses electric motors to drive the turbopumps.

By April 15, 2015