To get an idea of how the early solar system may have formed, scientists often look to asteroids. These relics of rock and dust represent what today's planets may have been before they differentiated into bodies of core, mantle, and crust.
Australian scientists have used a Lego pirate floating in a fish tank to show for the first time that enormous waves can appear from nowhere and engulf ships.
Twitter users are increasingly faced with a headache that has long plagued its bigger cousin Facebook - rogue applications.
The Federal Trade Commission has shut down an ISP that it says was actively helping distribute spam, spyware and child pornography.