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7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

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What It Was Like Watching Television In 2004 Vs. 2014

A lot can change in a decade, but it doesn't always.

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The best albums of 2014 – readers' picks

With one clear frontrunner and plenty of variety elsewhere, here are the top 10 albums you voted for<p>Our critics’ top 40 albums of the year See a full list of how our critics voted<p>It’s been just over five months since The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was declared our readers’ favourite album of …

The best Android games of 2014

1. Monument Valley<p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal shape-shifting game that sees you guiding a mysterious princess through a series of impossible-architecture levels by tapping and swiping. Short, but wonderfully …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

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These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

PM/AM: Space Engine Breaks Laws of Physics?

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>NASA has tested a microwave thruster that seemingly violates the law of conservation of momentum... and yet they think it …

Buffalo Bills coach has issues in first NFL game with Surface tablets

Last night's Hall of Fame game was the first NFL preseason matchup of the summer. It was also the first time that Microsoft's new plan to replace binders of printed photos with a fleet of Surface Pros on the sidelines was put into effect. As you might expect, implementing the tech hit a few snags. …

'The Knick': Blood, Sweat and Cocaine

Owen and Soderbergh deliver a hard-boiled turn-of-the-century gross-out drama with 'The Knick'<p>The more you hate doctors, the more likely you are to …

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David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

What’s The Greatest Date For Album Releases Ever? Incredible LPs Dropped On The Same Day

Is there a better dilemma than getting to a record store on a Friday and having <i>too many</i> great new releases to decide between? It’s not a common …

19 Worst Things About Woodstock '99

From the horrific to the just-plain-lame, the most terrible things about one of modern concert-going's biggest debacles<p>Woodstock '99 was supposed to …

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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch to Be Sold

"We are frustrated, bitterly disappointed and saddened that it has come to this," said a rep for Jackson's estate<p>Michael Jackson's opulent, …

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Mind-blowing music machine created with Lego

Programmer and artist Alex Allmont has used Lego Technic to create an incredibly complex analogue kinetic sculpture that plays minimal house</i> …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

Kurt Cobain's ex-housemate selling items reportedly belonging to frontman

A man claiming to be Kurt Cobain’s former roommate is selling what he says is “a box of [the singer’s] stuff” on Craigslist. Anyone prepared to part with about a hundred pounds is eligible to acquire skis, an old telephone and a broken video-game that purportedly belonged to Cobain.<p>“Hey Seattle …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Today at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Samsung mobile …

18th Century Paintings of London, Remixed With Google Street View