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Blast off into space with these apps

Just because World Space Week is wrapping up, doesn't mean you can't keep exploring the cosmos. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a handful of new space science and technology apps.

By October 9, 2014

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ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution

Keith Law gets into a Twitter debate with former pitcher Curt Schilling on the subject of evolution vs. creationism. ESPN confirms Law's Twitter use has been suspended but won't say why.

By November 22, 2014

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Appliance Science: The illuminating physics behind LED lights

LED lights are the latest thing in home lighting, using less energy and lasting longer than their incandescent cousins. How do they work? Find out in the latest installment of Appliance Science.

By November 18, 2014

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Science definitively proves that kissing is gross

When we kiss, we're not only sharing a passionate embrace with our lover, but also around several million bacteria. Here's why that might not be such a bad thing.

By November 17, 2014

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Musician uses science to help you see sound

A series of sound-visualisation experiments form the basis of the music video for a new single by musician Nigel Stanford.

By November 16, 2014

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The catchiest songs ever, according to science, Ep. 182

This week on Crave, we learn to scratch analog audio tape like a hip-hop DJ, give a warm Hodor to Hodor, and watch some astronauts play with a sphere of water molecules in outer space. All that and more on this week's interstellar Crave show.

By November 7, 2014

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Crave Ep. 182: The catchiest songs ever, according to science

Researchers have compiled a list of the 10 most persistent earworms. Guess where the Spice Girls fall in the ranking.

By November 7, 2014

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Sexy molecules! Comedian Megan Amram talks 'Science... for Her!' (Q&A)

"Parks and Recreation" writer Megan Amram offers up a "raunchy, crazy" textbook full of carbon dating, physics as nail art and kale.

By November 5, 2014

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Get ready for a 'Mystery Science Theater' streaming marathon

Football schmootball. Instead of watching NFL teams throw the pigskin around this Thanksgiving, why not watch a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" marathon with new intros by the series creator?

By November 4, 2014

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The inner workings of your refrigerator, revealed: Welcome to Appliance Science!

In our inaugural Appliance Science column, writer Richard Baguley and illustrator Colin West McDonald explore the inner workings of the largest appliance in your house.

By November 4, 2014