Amanda Kooser

I am a freelance writer and CNET blogger specializing in technology, gadgets, space, travel and small business topics. There's plenty of songwriting and the obligatory novel in the mix.

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Lawmaker wants to ban Elon Musk's flamethrower
January 30, 2018
Can you crack the password for Elon Musk's flamethrower?
January 27, 2018
'Stranger Things' spoofs 'Friday the 13th' in creepy trailer
October 12, 2017
Tweet Like Werner Herzog Day throws dark shroud over Twitter
September 5, 2017
Here's evidence dinosaurs had to put up with pesky ticks too
December 12, 2017
Neanderthals took care of deaf buddy, bucking bad reputation
October 24, 2017
'Bright' trailer mixes magic, grit and Will Smith comedy
October 25, 2017
Cop offers snarky PSA for 'amazing' turn signals
February 27, 2017
Penguin-cams catch birds snacking on unusual prey
September 26, 2017
Surprise! Rosetta sent back unexpected final comet image
September 28, 2017
'Starwars' appears on list of worst passwords of 2017
December 19, 2017
Hubble telescope spies an exoplanet that snows sunscreen
October 26, 2017
Lonely penguin seeks mate through online dating site
May 22, 2017
Your cat might be left-pawed
January 23, 2018
Astronauts could one day eat goo made from their poo
January 29, 2018
Winter Olympics site looks just as chilly in NASA space view
February 9, 2018
Epic Harry Potter fan film explores Voldemort's dark origins
January 15, 2018
See the 10 weirdest things found at TSA checkpoints in 2017
January 4, 2018
Charming Scrabble keyboard puts the words at your fingertips
March 15, 2018
Dinosaur footprints in Scotland shed light on lost giants
April 3, 2018
NASA sees Phoenix Mars lander's dusty grave 10 years later
February 21, 2018
Freaky 'fairy lantern' plant rediscovered after 151 years
March 5, 2018
NASA's Hubble telescope snaps most distant star ever seen
April 2, 2018
Wander Westeros with 'Game of Thrones' Google Maps guide
July 13, 2017
The solar eclipse was way more popular than the Super Bowl
September 27, 2017
A love letter to astronaut Jack Fischer's Twitter account
August 7, 2017
Why the weird lack of 'Twin Peaks' trailers is a good thing
May 19, 2017
So '80s! 'Stranger Things' soundtrack soon out on cassette
June 8, 2017
Rare NASA flight suits sell for pennies at thrift store
August 15, 2017
See NASA's flexible solar array all rolled out in space
June 20, 2017
Free 'Stranger Things' mobile game revels in the arcade '80s
October 4, 2017
3D-printed ovaries let mice deliver healthy babies
May 16, 2017
This is what an aurora looks like on Saturn
July 31, 2017
Velcro music video begs you not to say 'velcro'
September 26, 2017
'Twin Peaks' teaser dangles new footage to entice fans
May 11, 2017
Go ahead, stare at the surface of the star Betelgeuse
June 26, 2017
This commercial for a used 1996 Honda deserves an Oscar
November 3, 2017
'Kinky' new fly species found hiding in New York park
October 3, 2017
'Gremlins: Recall' fan film full of fuzz and blood
December 7, 2017
Tailed spider found in amber will crawl into your nightmares
February 6, 2018
Star Wars cantina song really clicks on a Rubik's cube
January 16, 2018
Guy builds life-size Star Trek warp core
July 18, 2017
Electronic Ocarina of Time lets you serenade Zelda
August 1, 2017
NASA fires Voyager 1 thrusters after decades-long sleep
December 1, 2017
Metal mystery object at beach has everyone baffled
August 14, 2017
Why health officials are worried about Moscow Mule mugs
August 9, 2017
'Stranger Things' action figures come with toy Eggo waffle
June 19, 2017
Elephant translator turns human language into pachyderm-talk
August 24, 2017
Cosmonaut wants you to know these aren't UFO landing sites
February 7, 2018
NASA: Mars' strange streaks might not be water after all
November 20, 2017
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