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Perseid meteors light up skies tonight, despite supermoon

These showers are so stunning that Google even dedicated an animated Doodle to the celestial show.

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Destroyed by tornado, town saving big by rebuilding all green

In 2007, a tornado flattened Greensburg, Kan. Now it's on a path to financial stability thanks to a city-wide green rebuilding effort. CNET Road Trip 2014 looked at the wreckage and the recovery.

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Town goes all green after devastating tornado (pictures)

Greensburg, Kan., was leveled by a 2007 twister, then committed to a green rebuilding approach that can be a model for communities everywhere. CNET Road Trip 2014 checked out 'Green Town U.S.A.'

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The best view of the Perseid meteor shower is from space

It's a great week for celestial gazing with both a supermoon and the year's best meteor shower lighting things up, but the best view is also from out of this world.

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Enroll your outdoor cat in a GPS cat-tracking project

Help researchers uncover the secret life of felines by signing your cat up for Cat Tracker, an international project that follows the furballs on their outdoor adventures.

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Plastic-wrap-like nanosheets block infection from burn wounds

A new biomaterial clings to all the curves and wrinkles of the human body to help keep bacteria out of difficult-to-treat wounds.

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Astronaut drives rover on Earth -- from space

Traveling in orbit at over 17,000 miles per hour, an ESA astronaut maneuvers a remote-controlled vehicle in the Netherlands to demonstrate "space Internet."

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What would happen if there were no more sharks?

PBS YouTube series "It's Okay to be Smart" dives into what would happen if there were no more sharks in the world, but leaves out that there would be no more "Shark Week."

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'TurboRoo' puppy gets wheels thanks to 3D printing

A puppy who was born without his front legs is zipping around thanks to a caring vet and the owner of a 3D-printing company.

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Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A water-based tractor beam that could contain oil spills and manipulate floating objects cannot yet be explained by mathematical theory.

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Civilians steer NASA satellite from an old McDonald's

Somewhere in Mountain View, a group of civilians take over the ISEE-3 satellite using old radio parts bought on eBay. Today, they're screening a live lunar flyby.

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All you need to know about the 'X-Men' movies in 3 minutes

Need to catch up on all seven of the "X-Men" movies? If you've got three minutes, Mashable's got a new video that can help.

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