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Life on Mars: Down but not out says Mars Society founder

Despite the disappointing lack of methane findings reported Thursday from NASA's Curiosity rover, Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society says that hope is not lost for finding life on the red planet.

By September 22, 2013


For Improv Everywhere, pranking society is high art (Q&A)

The improv group has long brought its blend of culture jamming to people the world over. A new film celebrates the prank collective. Founder Charlie Todd sat down with CNET at SXSW to talk.

By March 11, 2013


Anti-SOPA Internet Society under fire for hiring MPAA executive

After warning Web blacklists would end the "viability of the Internet," the Internet Society hires the Hollywood figure who defends them and accuses critics of spreading "misinformation."

By March 26, 2012


Franzen vs. the Internet: Author says e-books damage society

The novelist Jonathan Franzen criticizes e-books, saying their readers are not "serious" and that capitalists hate paper.

By January 30, 2012


Solving society's problems, one mug at a time

This temperature-regulating coffee mug is the coolest thing in heat of fusion.

By October 1, 2009


For SXSWi, Fast Society leaves no cork unpopped

Group-messaging underdog Fast Society has a lot of energy and a lot of heart--but at the biggest event of the year for the social-media world, will this be enough for the masses to notice?

By March 8, 2011


Ford B-Max is pillarless for society

The Ford B-Max has no 'B-pillar' -- the column down the centre of the car separating the front and rear doors -- meaning you get acres of space to get in and out.

10 Images By March 4, 2011


Google's Schmidt: Society not ready for technology

Kicking off the inaugural Techonomy conference, Google's CEO says that technology is moving faster than society can answer the questions it raises.

By August 4, 2010


What technology tells us about society

The kind of technology we adopt says much about the kind of society that we are: what we value, how we talk to each other, and more.

By August 28, 2009


Kanye West: Will a paparazzi drone electrocute my daughter?

In a deposition for a lawsuit brought by a paparazzo against him, the next Steve Jobs muses about the effects drones will have on society.

By August 7, 2014