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20 mesmerizing desk toys that could replace your Newton's cradle (pictures)

That click-clacking gimcrack on your desk is great and all. But consider these alternatives.

20 Images By April 17, 2015


Add flair to your fridge with the Newton's Cradle Fridge Magnet

The Newton's Cradle Fridge Magnet takes the familiar desk toy and sticks it on the refrigerator door. When the constant clacking becomes too much, any other stationary ferrous surface will do.

By December 5, 2014


DeGrasse Tyson offends some with Isaac Newton Christmas Day tweet

The astrophysicist reminds that Christmas Day commemorated the birth of a child who would change the world: Isaac Newton. Not everyone is impressed.

By December 28, 2014


Watch HBO's chilling teaser for the 2016 sci-fi western 'Westworld'

HBO releases a teaser trailer for "Westworld," an upcoming sci-fi western starting Anthony Hopkins as the creator of an amusement park where robots go haywire.

By August 10, 2015


Roses are red, condoms are blue... if you have syphilis

The S.T.EYE condom can not only help couples practice safe sex but it can also change colors to show the presence of an STD. And it came from the minds of three inventive teenagers.

By June 24, 2015


How do you weigh the Milky Way anyway?

A team of astronomers has calculated the weight of the Milky Way to a high degree of precision by observing stars outside the galactic disc.

By June 4, 2015


Einstein considered a bigger hero than Jesus, says study

Research conducted among almost 7,000 university students worldwide sees science take top spot. Among villains, however, George W. Bush came above Stalin and Mao.

By May 20, 2015


A meeting of Ben Rubins: CNET's and Meerkat's

Chanting, flowers -- it's the story of what happened when CNET reporter Ben Rubin decided to interview Meerkat CEO Ben Rubin.

By May 10, 2015


'Thor's Helmet' is a strikingly beautiful, messy nebula

To celebrate the release of "Age of Ultron," a type of star that will "live fast and die hard" is creating a nebula fitting for a Norse god. (Well, not really for that reason.)

By April 20, 2015


VC Fred Wilson: Google Glass is like Apple's Newton

Google's computerized eyewear is a harbinger of things to come, but the technology isn't ready for the mainstream yet, Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson decides.

By December 10, 2013