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My Manic-Depressive Cereal Spoon Just Lost Consciousness

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>I’ll get to the spoon in a minute. But first I’d like to mention zippers. Because the guy who made the spoon once had a problem with zippers. He thought he could make a better zipper. Here’s what he came up with:<p>OK, the advantage gained may be awkwardly small …

One More Reason To Reach For A Paper Book Before Bed

E-readers may make it particularly hard to get a good night's sleep, according to research out this week.<p>A study that followed every nightly twitch, turn and snore of 12 volunteers for a couple weeks found that those who read from an iPad before hitting the sack had a harder time falling asleep, …

Hackers allegedly behind Xbox and PlayStation network shutdown set sights on Tor

The group that allegedly took down Microsoft and Sony's gaming networks now says it's set its sights on a new target. Lizard Squad, which took credit for denial of service attacks that kept Xbox Live and PlayStation Network offline over Christmas, tweeted earlier today that it was going after the …

Wisconsin Man has Same 'Supernatural' Christmas Tree for 40 Years

A Wisconsin man has had the same Christmas tree for four decades.<p>Neil Olson put up a Christmas tree for the last time in 1974, when his six sons went …

Archaeology

The cutting edge of a knife is totally invisible to the naked eye

That's a red blood cell on top of a knife's cutting edge. Now, we know we can't see a red blood cell with our naked eyes. It's too tiny. But we think …