11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. What do you get if you cross a sheep and a goat? A “geep.” (Learn more at People) 2. After 10 years and four billion miles, the Rosetta spacecraft will slow to the pace of a person walking to examine a 2.5-mile-wide comet. (Learn more at NY Times) 3. Your bag of potato chips can hear what you’re saying – and perhaps even let others eavesdrop. (Learn more at The Verge) 4. A tear, …

‘Epidemic’ of Dry Eyes: Blink More, Stare Less

For the past year, my eye doctor has been giving me samples of different over-the-counter drops to help me with the dry, irritated eyeballs I have first thing in the morning and again at night. I assumed it was just me with this annoying problem, but evidently there are some 25 million other Americans with the same condition, according to a recent story in the  Wall Street Journal. At least one ophthalmologist said she’s seen an “epidemic” of irritated, dry …