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Asteroid named after Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala

The NASA scientist who discovered the space rock said she was inspired by the teenager's work

Weirdest science news of the week

A contagious cancer is killing clams, a mysterious mass of methane, dinosaur cannibalism, alien life and goldfish take over

"Warm blob" in Pacific Ocean to blame for wonky US weather

A weird warm spot in the water may help explain extreme winters, persistent drought and sick sea lion pups washing ashore

Prehistoric terror bird once roamed South America

A near-complete skeleton of a new species of carnivorous bird that lived 3.5 million years ago was found in Argentina

Is fracking causing a spike in radon levels?

A study found that rising radon levels in Pennsylvania have corresponded with a boom in oil and gas activity in the state

You'll have to wait a little longer for an Apple Watch

Apple Watch went on presale Friday, so finally the wait is over -- except that it's not

Rare Alan Turing manuscript, Enigma machine up for auction

The lots offer "extraordinary insight into the working mind of one of the greatest luminaries of the 20th century"

Alan Turing wartime manuscript, Enigma machine up for auction

A rare manuscript written by British mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing has gone up for auction along with several other pieces of computer science history, including a fully functional Enigma machine. Used by the Germans during WWII, Enigma machines helped the Nazis send encrypted messages until Turing and a team of code-breakers at Bletchley Park cracked the code.

Domain names that end in ".suck"

Some big companies are shelling out to preemptively register domain names ending in ".suck," but critics of the new domains say they're essentially a shakedown tool. CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar has more.

Apple Watch deliveries delayed

CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar tells CBSN's Meg Oliver and Vinita Nair about the backlog of Apple Watch orders. Although consumers have been able to pre-order watches this month, they won't receive them until June or later.

New ".sucks" domain lives up to the name

One domain registrar is under fire for a "shakedown scheme" to sell company and celebrity ".sucks" URLs for exorbitant sums

Adorable fox reunites with his best friend

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including Indiana Jones in real life, a human-powered theme park and an epic math class April Fools' Day prank. Plus, a fox is reunited with his best friend and unbelievable cuteness ensues.

Adorable fox reunites with his best friend

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos

Pedophiles finding a safe haven on the "dark net"

Hidden corner of cyberspace established in part to help dissidents in China, Russia and Iran evade censorship is being used for more sinister purposes

It's time to do a digital spring cleaning

Here's how to give your online presence a good scrubbing, to boost your security - and minimize embarrassment

Tyrannosaurs: Predators, fighters, cannibals?

New evidence from a fossil of a teenage dinosaur shows it was attacked and partially eaten by its own kind

Digital spring cleaning

Spring is here and for many it’s time to clean up and organize their home. But computer security experts say it’s also a good time to clean up your digital life. The National Cyber Security Alliance is offering several tips to help protect your online information.

FBI, international cybercrime taskforce beat botnet

The takedown of the Beebone botnet is the first major victory for a multinational cybercrime-fighting group

Contagious cancer killing East Coast clams

The curious disease is one of only three known forms of cancer than can be passed from one animal to another

Eyeing Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste dump, again

?Members of Congress will tour the Nevada site amid new talk about a decades-old problem: where to dispose of radioactive waste

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