Shipping Containers Lost at Sea and the Search for Flight 370

Just how many large mysterious objects can there be floating at sea? That's what many of us have wondered after the search for debris from Malaysia Airlines 370 turned up piece after piece of ocean trash. The search for flight 370 has focused our attention on empty patches of ocean and, in the process, shed light on… » 4/02/14 1:40pm 4/02/14 1:40pm

Good God, They've Perfected the Peanut Butter Jar

Peanut butter, Nutella, salsa, you name it—if it's a condiment and moderately delicious, there's a good chance you'll be lapping it up out of a jar. Still, reliable and resealable though they may be, there's also a dark side to America's favorite container: how to get the last bits of goodness out while keeping your… » 7/25/13 3:58pm 7/25/13 3:58pm

Double-Lidded Jar Took Way Too Long To Exist

Why do jars only have one lid? How many mothers have—upon discovering they were running low on peanut butter while readying her three kids from school—smashed the jar against the counter and filled their children's lunches with a deadly mixture of creamed legumes and shrapnel? It's a senseless loss of healthy youth… » 5/15/08 10:20am 5/15/08 10:20am