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Russian space-sex gecko experiment fails

A mission to learn about the sex life of geckos in orbit took a bad turn when what should have been heaven in space turned into a reptilian tragedy.

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Hubble captures breathtaking picture of dark and light nebulae

Hubble has captured a stunning photo of a baby star in close proximity to both a light nebula and a dark nebula overlapping.

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Mars rover to get a long-distance memory wipe and reformat

NASA aims to correct a series of problems with the Opportunity rover's memory by giving it a reformat from far, far away.

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Brainwave tech could help ALS patients control appliances

Patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease can become paralyzed, and technology is now being developed that could let them control smart appliances with their brainwaves. CNET's Kara Tsuboi checks it out.

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Space whiskey returning to Earth soon (hurry, please)

Vials of whiskey were sent to space in 2011 as part of an experiment aboard the ISS. Now the sweet spirits are coming home, and Crave's Eric Mack says they can't get back fast enough.

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Team Part-Time Scientists take their Google Lunar XPrize rover for a spin

To win the Google Lunar XPrize, you not only need to land a rover on the moon by the end of 2015, you'll also need to send high-definition footage back to Earth to document the journey. We join Team Part-Time Scientists in Germany for an early systems test.

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Google Lunar XPrize: Part-Time Scientists visit the moon in Germany

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Team Part-Time Scientists recently explored a simulated lunar surface in Bremen, Germany.

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Singapore switches on super-fast 100Gbps network for researchers

The country's new SLIX network will allow rapid transmission of data between researchers -- and let students in partner universities enjoy super-fast Internet speeds.

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A giant atlas of every living thing in the Southern Ocean

A team of international scientists has spent four years painstakingly cataloguing every known living organism in the Southern Ocean.

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Google experiments with drone deliveries

In this Google video, Australian farmers receive an airdrop of a first aid kit and other items, from a drone that's part of the company's new Project Wing.

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Modern magic: World's first 3D-printed castle

A man in Minnesota built a 3D printer and used it to make a beautiful castle rise from the earth layer by layer. There's no dragon -- yet.

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Library of Congress cooks CDs in quest to save them

In an attempt to preserve its collection of more than 500,000 CDs, the Library of Congress is doing some torture testing.

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