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Not-so-calm owl is your new viral online overlord

Behold the birth of a meme as a news clip of a "calm" owl makes wacky waves across the Internet.

By August 17, 2015


Watch Bilbo the owl deliver wedding rings a la 'Harry Potter'

A wedding ceremony in the UK gets a visit from a most unlikely ring bearer.

By May 26, 2015


Early bird or night owl? It could be in your genes

Being a morning person or a night owl could be genetic, suggests a study based on the habits of fruit flies. Waiter, there's a fly in my coffee!

By May 15, 2015


Genetically engineered micropigs to be sold as pets

A genomics institute in China plans to bring a brand new kind of pet into the world -- customizable mini-pigs.

By September 29, 2015


When deadly animals attack...in slow motion

Feel the fear with a video collection of animal attacks presented in startling slo-mo by BBC Earth.

By September 24, 2015


Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second

What's in a single second? An awful lot, depending on when and where you are in the universe. CNET's Eric Mack ponders the value of Tuesday's extra leap second.

By June 30, 2015


Why picking a college roommate is now like online dating

Some colleges are now using software programs and algorithms to pair up first-year students. Much like online dating, it's all based on compatibility.

By May 7, 2015


Replica of Harry Potter's 'Monster Book of Monsters' creeps out

This official, dangerous-looking replica from Sideshow Collectibles might make your friends think twice about treating you as their own private lending library.

By March 30, 2015


Supercut celebrates a century of robots in film

Robbie the Robot! R2-D2! Wall-E! Watch your favorite robots, androids, cyborgs, metal men and Replicants from over 100 films in this sci-fi supercut.

By February 11, 2015


This tour of the Harry Potter hotel will leave you spellbound

You may be a Muggle, but you can still vacation like Harry Potter. Stay at the Wizard Chambers located inside the Georgian House Hotel in London. No owl or wand required.

By October 30, 2014