Christmas in the past and in the present in the same picture

Christmas is over, wrapping paper has been destroyed, batteries were scourged up and bellies are bigger than usual but we still have a bit of the holiday season to enjoy. It's always nice to look back at the year that just was but even better to see how far we've come too. These pictures show Christmas now and in… » 12/27/14 1:19am 12/27/14 1:19am

The Science of Why Your Pasta Boils Over

We've all done it: you put the pasta on to boil, turn your back for a few minutes to wipe off the counter or read the newest Today I Found Out article, and suddenly you hear that foreboding hissing sound of water boiling over. (Perhaps if you simply subscribed to our Daily Knowledge podcast and been listening instead,… » 1/10/14 7:15am 1/10/14 7:15am

Past, Present, Future Watch is Readable Yet Artsy

Many stylish watches are fantastic looking but more difficult to read than Clint Eastwood's leathery mug. This Past, Present Future watch, however, tells you exactly what time it is now, but omits everything else we've come to expect on a watch—namely, the rest of the watch. It's conceptual yet friendly, exactly like… » 11/26/07 6:20pm 11/26/07 6:20pm