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We all know it's a bad idea to use electronic screens directly before bed. (Despite this, most of us do it anyway -- those Netflix shows aren't going to watch themselves, right?) The artificial light emitted by laptops, tablets and smartphones has been linked to disrupted sleep alongside a variety of more serious ailments. But is it actually dangerous? The evidence in this infographic makes for some scary reading...

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Two weeks ago I paid to have lasers fired into my eyes. The next day I woke up like Peter Parker, post-spider bite. I couldn't climb walls, but I could see so well I felt like a superhero. For the first time since I was a kid I could open my eyes and just see. My laser eye surgery story isn't quite comic book-worthy, but here's everything that happened, in case you want those powers too.

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On the morning of March 9, there will be a total solar eclipse. From Australia, we'll only get to see a partial eclipse -- but the sight should still be highly arresting -- especially if you live in Darwin or Cairns. Here's how to watch this celestial event without damaging your eyes.

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Hey Lifehacker, I have a few questions: Can I self-diagnose my eye sight like an optometrist would? And if I do visit an optometrist, who says the test is good enough? Should I get a second opinion to be sure?