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Martians about to get a lesson in haiku

A poetry contest open to "anybody on planet Earth" yields a surplus of Mars-loving haiku set to head to the Red Planet aboard a NASA spacecraft later this year.

By Aug. 8, 2013


NASA's Mars rover checks in on Foursquare (with 20 martians?)

Clearly au fait with all the latest technology for the advanced human, the Curiosity rover takes the first step to becoming the Mayor of Mars.

By Oct. 3, 2012


Obama to NASA: I want to know about Martians right away

In a phone call with the team that brought Curiosity to a successful landing on Mars, President Obama is very clear that Martians, should they exist, would be a top priority.

By Aug. 13, 2012


Orson Welles' Martians finally land--in a Colorado attic

The whole non-saga of "Balloon Boy" can be seen as tacky and embarrassing. But isn't it sort of comforting that we all freaked out together?

By Oct. 16, 2009


NASA wants to send your best haiku... to Mars

Crave's Eric Mack has one to kick things off, and he'll send your rejected poems to Mars (not that Mars) on his own dime.

By May. 3, 2013


Hey, Samsung, open your Gear watches to all Android users

[commentary] If it wants a thriving line, Samsung shouldn’t keep its Gear smartwatch family tied to just its own Galaxy phones. CNET explains why.

By Apr. 10, 2014


Curiosity rover finds mysterious shiny object on Mars

The Mars rover's discovery of a strange bright object gives us a chance to speculate wildly about the shiny thing's origins.

By Oct. 9, 2012


Amazon's second wave of original pilots goes live

The latest batch includes hour-long dramas for the first time, and Amazon Studios will again crowdsource content decisions, picking the ones to make full series based on customer viewing data and reviews.

By Feb. 6, 2014


Wait, did Curiosity just spot a hunk of metal on Mars?

Shiny protuberance could be the secret entrance to an otherworldly lair... or a cool rock.

By Feb. 8, 2013


Angry Birds go to Mars, make first contact with astronaut pig

The latest update in the birds' space-race brings on 20 levels of Red Planet goodness.

By Aug. 24, 2012