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3D Mars video traces Mark Watney's path from 'The Martian'

What would it be like to see Mars firsthand if you were scrambling across it to survive? See for yourself, in 3D, even.

By October 5, 2015


iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China

Text message spam is best ignored, but when a security researcher followed a trail of deception laid out on Apple's iMessage he became the proud owner of cheap designer accessories from China.

By October 24, 2014


Mars' atmosphere was likely 'blown away' by the sun

New findings from NASA show that violent solar storms likely launched Martian gases out into space years ago in a process still in motion today.

By November 5, 2015


They don't need no stinkin' salads! A look at what Stonehenge builders ate

Who's hungry? A dig at the site believed to be the residence of those who built Stonehenge reveals what was on the menu for the construction crew.

By October 13, 2015


Apple's answer to reignite iPad sales: A keyboard and a stylus

The consumer-electronics giant has borrowed from competitors, particularly Microsoft's Surface Pro computer, to juice its iPad's capabilities.

By September 9, 2015


'Star Wars' author compares homophobic fans to the Empire

Author Chuck Wendig tells fans to "stop being the Empire" after they criticize him for making the lead character gay in his novel "Star Wars: Aftermath."

By September 8, 2015


Riding in cars with bots

From CNET Magazine: If self-driving proponents have their say, the most gratifying part of future trips will be kicking up our feet to read a book while our cars automatically take us to our destinations.

By September 8, 2015


X-ray of a fossil finds other fossils inside

An X-ray scan of a fossilized sea urchin revealed a large number of fossilized clams inside.

By September 4, 2015


Fantastic poster charts impact of 'Star Wars' on sci-fi films and TV

From spawning "The Large Humanoid Friend of Few Words" to "The Strong Female Badass," a new at-a-glance image from Shutterstock and PopChart Lab traces how "Star Wars" impacted it all.

By August 10, 2015


Trace the past with NY Public Library's Open Access Maps Project

GPS can't quite capture the beauty of historical maps. Thanks to the Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library, 20,000 high-res maps are now available for download.

By April 7, 2014