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Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.

By May 21, 2015

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Apple Pay lands in the UK, some major banks missing

Apple's mobile payments service, available in the US since October, has expanded across the pond -- but some of the announced partners aren't on board.

By July 14, 2015

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Chimp heard playing a mean drum solo, but is it music?

After a chimp is recorded pounding a bucket, researchers run the beats through digital audio software. Please say the ape was playing a Bananarama song.

By June 23, 2015

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Next iPhone's camera may get a pixel boost, but there's a trade-off

An industry observer says Apple's upcoming iPhones will increase the pixel count from 8 megapixels to 12. The pixels would be smaller, though, which could affect picture quality.

By May 15, 2015

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BlackBerry puts kibosh on Typo's iPhone keyboard

A settlement with Typo requires the Ryan Seacrest-backed company to discontinue selling keyboards for any device with a screen smaller than 7.9 inches.

By June 1, 2015

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Collision on the black hole superhighway

Astronomers have pieced together Hubble data to observe a collision between knots of matter in the jet of a supermassive black hole for the first time.

By May 29, 2015

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Will the iPhone 5S survive a crush test at the world's largest observation wheel?

CNET's Jeff Bakalar visits the High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas to torture-test the gold iPhone 5S. Check it out and see if this smartphone can stand up to the force of the largest wheel in the world.

By January 8, 2014

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Full-body mega-muscle suit turns you into an instant superhero

Workouts are for people who don't own a Flex Design muscle suit. A physique like Thor's is just a skin-tight costume away.

By May 7, 2015

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Watch NASA's Greased Lightning aerocopter (heliplane?) take off and fly

With 10 propellers and a 10-foot wingspan, NASA's unmanned aerial vehicle can take off like a helicopter, then fly like a plane.

By May 5, 2015

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Mystery solved: Why do knuckles crack?

For the first time, an MRI video has been taken of cracking knuckles, answering once and for all what makes the audible pop.

By April 15, 2015