Why ketchup is so damn hard to pour—and how to pour it perfectly

Ketchup, that delicious nectar of a condiment, is more annoying than it should be to pour out and enjoy. Why? Partly because of the dumb bottle it's in but mostly because it's a non-newtonian fluid in more than one way. Watch TED-Ed explain why it's so damn hard to pour out and what you should do instead in this… » 4/08/14 8:08pm 4/08/14 8:08pm

Did an Inspirational Apple Really Fall on Newton's Head?

In grade school you probably learned Newton’s apple story around the time you learned that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, that people in Columbus’ time thought that the world was flat, or that the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in America and invited the Native Americans to join them. » 10/23/13 5:30am 10/23/13 5:30am

Newton MV² Racing Flat Review: Hybrid Footwear That's Halfway Good

Running shoes today tend toward two extremes. You can strap gigantic foam pillows to your feet, or you can don a super thin slice of rubber and pretend you're running barefoot. (Wait, there's a third extreme—those neon green Olympics shoes.) » 8/08/12 3:40pm 8/08/12 3:40pm

The Original Secret Apple Tablet Almost Made the Windows Mistake

The reason Windows tablets have sucked is that they've crammed desktop interfaces onto tablets. Assumedly, the Apple tablet's magic is in the interface. So it's funny that Apple's secret tablet from over 14 years ago made the same mistake. » 1/27/10 9:00am 1/27/10 9:00am

The NYTimes Review of the Original Apple Tablet: "Less Than Fulfilling"

The Newton, like the forthcoming tablet, was introduced with expectations that it would revolutionize personal computing. Apple's then-chairman noted, "It has been said that Apple either walks on water or it sinks." That was after the Newton, well, sank. » 1/25/10 11:00pm 1/25/10 11:00pm