consumer safety
The Pyrex Glass Controversy That Just Won’t Die

Clear glass Pyrex cookware is practically an American icon. With its pleasing heft and remarkable resilience, these famous clear pans have been essential when cooking biscuits, casseroles, and pies since 1915. There’s only one problem. About 15 years ago, the pans started exploding when they got too hot – which is ironic since Pyrex glass was specifically designed to be heat resistant. Some blamed a change in the glass formula and flocked to thrift stores to buy older models. Others cried hoax. Everyone agrees that exploding glass is bad. Read More >>

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Let’s Discuss the Ending of Glass

An M. Night Shyamalan movie isn’t a proper M. Night Shyamalan movie without some kind of twist ending. Thankfully, his latest film Glass fits the bill and then some. In fact, Shyamalan may even out Shyamalan himself with a fascinating turn of events that we think is worth a much broader discussion. So, let’s do that, shall we? Read More >>

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Seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Was One of My Most Memorable Moviegoing Experiences

Imagine sitting down for a movie. You don’t know what that movie is but when it’s over you realise you’ve been watching a secret sequel to one of your favourite movies of all time. That’s what happened to me when I first saw M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at the movies. Read More >>

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This Behind-the-Scenes Feature Focuses on Glass’s Most Interesting Character

We did not love Glass, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing there to dig into. Read More >>

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Glass Is a Frustrating, Unsatisfying Conclusion to the Unbreakable Saga

Nineteen years ago, I saw M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable and fell in love. To this day, it’s one of my favourite movies of all time. So, when I saw Split four months before release, the shocking revelation that it took place in the same universe was one of my most memorable theatrical experiences. I say these things to give context to how painful these next sentences are. I’m as big a fan of the Unbreakable series as anyone I know, and Glass is a major disappointment. Read More >>

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The New Glass Trailer Makes You Believe Supervillains Are Real

The second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s highly anticipated film, Glass, is here, and with it, the curtain has been pulled back just a little bit more on a film almost two decades in the making. Read More >>

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Unbreakable and Split Collide in the First Outstanding Trailer for Glass

Eighteen years after we first met the unbreakable David Dunn and the extremely breakable Elijah Price, they’re back in the first trailer for M. Night Shyalaman’s Glass, and this time they’ve got Kevin Crumb and his 23 personalities with them. Read More >>

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The First Photos From M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Are Hauntingly Beautiful

After that wild twist at the end of Split, we’ve been waiting for ages to see what M. Night Shyamalan could do when it came to smashing together James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis for the Unbreakable sequel no one saw coming. And so far, the results are sinister and weirdly gorgeous. Read More >>

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Skyscraper Window Replacement Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

Construction workers in Moscow using a rooftop crane to lift a giant pane of glass to the top of a 30-plus-story skyscraper will unfortunately have to try it once again. The glass was almost in their reach when the cable apparently snapped, sending the window and its support rig plummeting to the ground. Read More >>

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The First Footage From the Unbreakable Sequel Glass Includes a Supervillain Team-Up

Before M. Night Shyamalan debuted the first footage from his upcoming movie Glass at CinemaCon, his star Samuel L. Jackson had something to say. “It’s about time I got the title role in my own motherfucking movie,” he said to the audience in Las Vegas. And, from the looks of the footage, what a movie this could be. Read More >>

food
Plastic Guilt is Reviving the Milk Bottle

The UK's network of smaller local dairies are reporting a surge in demand for milk in old fashioned glass bottles, as the nation's resolve to move away from plastic containers strengthens. Read More >>

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Making a Pair of Prescription Eyeglasses From Scratch Is Insanely Hard

Here’s some free advice if you ever find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world and need glasses: squint. Because after watching How to Make Everything attempt to make a pair of prescription eyeglasses, let me tell you, it’s going to really, really hard for you to actually make a pair yourself. There are just so many materials and so many steps and so many places where things can go wrong that getting a lens that’s clear enough and that is shaped to what your eyeballs needs that it seems impossible. Read More >>

automotive
Volkswagen Put an Invisible Layer of Silver in Its New Windshields to Melt Away Snow

It’s impossible not to look at a new feature from Volkswagen with a skeptical eye after Dieselgate, but we’re hoping the company’s new climate windshield, that can melt snow and ice without the need for distracting wires, delivers as promised — because the winter sucks if you own a car. Read More >>

design
Modern Stained Glass Window Covers Entire History of Knowledge From Creation to Mr Bean

Some of the finished panels that will make up a 200 foot long stained glass window are touring the UK ahead of their installation in a university in the US, with key events in the history of mankind -- like Sir Isaac Newton's discoveries and the airing of Mr Bean -- included. Read More >>