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What big eyes you have! The better to waste energy with, says new study

A study from Sweden finds that blind cave fish may have lost their eyes as a way to use less energy. Do they make energy drinks for nonhumans?

By September 12, 2015


Make your own glow-in-the-dark Kryptonite candy

Superman will tremble when confronted with a batch of DIY fluorescent candy made to look like Kryptonite.

By August 18, 2012


Canada mints new Superman coins

The Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to the Man of Steel with limited-edition commemorative coins made of silver and gold...not Kryptonite.

By September 6, 2014


Dale Earnhardt Jr. swoops onto track in Superman car

Let the superheroics begin in Nascar. DC Comics and Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveil a Superman paint scheme for the No. 88 Chevy.

By May 21, 2014


Thor as metal-factory worker? Superheroes get part-time jobs

A geeky illustrator imagines the perfect everyday jobs for superheroes who might need a break from all the danger and glitz. Who knows? Superman could end up in the cubicle next to yours.

By November 8, 2013


Enter CNET's The 404 SuperWeakness contest for a chance to win $404!

Every superhero has one -- tell us yours and you could win $404! CNET's The 404 Show brings you the SuperWeakness Contest to take your flaws and turn them into funds.

By July 11, 2013


Skittles-sorting machine separates the rainbow

Save yourself the time and effort of hand-sorting your Skittles into color piles. There's a machine that will do the hard work for you.

By November 6, 2012


Neil deGrasse Tyson locates Superman's home planet

Geek hero Neil deGrasse Tyson uses his science superpowers to find the real red dwarf that the fictional planet Krypton once orbited.

By November 6, 2012


Campaign aims to turn Kansas town into real Smallville

Hutchinson, Kan., has so many similarities to Superman's Smallville that a dedicated group of comics fans are trying to change the town's name.

By September 5, 2012


Kilo: We want to ride this glow-in-the-dark bike

Crave explores Kilo, one of the first mass-produced glow-in-the-dark bicycles to hit the pavement.

By August 21, 2012