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Why Spider-Man has to stay fictional forever

Scientists look at the limitations of walking up walls in the real world and find that a real-life Peter Parker would look more like a freakish Sasquatch than an agile superhero.

By January 18, 2016

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'Steve Jobs' review: Pure Sorkin, but is it pure fiction?

The new film from Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle doesn't let the facts get in the way of its unique take on the life and times of the Apple co-founder.

By October 23, 2015

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Wearable robots for the paralyzed take a step forward

A next-gen exoskeleton, now on sale, highlights how the latest robots are merging science fiction with reality.

By February 2, 2016

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CIA posts its own 'X-Files' of UFO reports online

Agents Scully and Mulder might have been on the right track believing in extraterrestrial life. The real-life Central Intelligence Agency publishes declassified UFO documents on its website.

By January 31, 2016

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Real 'Game of Thrones' Needle sword is as stabby as fictional one

Arya Stark's slim and pointy Needle sword is forged in real life and given the opportunity to pierce quite a few different items.

By April 7, 2015

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A planet like Star Wars' Tatooine just became more science than fiction

Rocky planets that orbit a binary star system, like the fictional home of Luke Skywalker, were thought to be impossible, until now.

By March 31, 2015

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Our crowdsourced sci-fi novel is halfway done, and tackling the afterlife

The world is helping CNET write an original science fiction book in just 30 days. Our story of conflict and discovery between future universes has taken off, but there's still time to help wrap it all up.

By November 16, 2015

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iPhone 6: Sorting through fact and fiction around Apple's upcoming smartphone

The rumor mill around Apple's 2014 update to the iPhone began churning as soon as the 5S and 5C debuted last year. What will Apple include, and skip, in the next version? We parse the rumors.

By August 25, 2014

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'Like dragon scales': Pluto ripples with weird snakeskin-like features

The latest batch of photos from the New Horizons craft zoom in on the former planet to reveal weird sights straight out of science fiction.

By September 24, 2015

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Snowden leaks spawn a different type of game, Top Secret

An email-based game on Kickstarter melds fiction with reality as players investigate the journalists involved in the leak of thousands of classified NSA documents. You can get the demo now.

By September 26, 2015