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The best albums of 2014 – readers' picks

It’s been just over five months since The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was declared our readers’ favourite album of the year, and Philadelphia’s finest looked all set to secure another top spot – before four blokes from Birkenhead beat them into second place with a surprise charge. Surreal rock …

Cure for memory loss could be on the horizon

Breakthrough study could hold the key to ending memory loss and offer a lifeline to Alzheimer's sufferers<p>Birthdays, passwords, colleagues' names. At some point everybody struggles to remember something important.<p>For Alzheimer's sufferers the feeling is a relentless onslaught as cherished memories …

Memory Loss

PHP's new hashtable implementation

About three years ago I wrote an article analyzing the memory usage of arrays in PHP 5. As part of the work on the upcoming PHP 7, large parts of the …

Wakelet is another content curation platform, but it’s particularly good looking

From Wikipedia to Delicious, Pinterest to Flipboard, people have collaborated to share links and ideas for as long as the Web has been ‘a thing.’ With this in mind, a startup called Wakelet hopes that people take to its new, attractive, multimedia approach to online knowledge-sharing.<p>Wakelet allows …

5 ski and snowboard apps to help you slay the pow

Ski and snowboard apps<p>Liftopia<p>Ski Tracks<p>Ski and Snow Report<p>Snocru<p>Trace Snow<p>It's the most wonderful time of the year — we're talking about ski season, …

The 25 best video games of 2014: 25-16

Here we go again. From blockbuster mainstream hits to lesser-known indie gems, these are the 25 games that have kept our reviewers glued to their gigantic HD televisions this year.<p>As ever, it’s a highly subjective list, based on the titles we genuinely played and played, rather than the critical …

'Bates Motel' pays homage to 'Psycho' in first look at season 3

Norman Bates is <i>thisclose</i> to fulfilling his destiny.<p>A&E has released the first promo for the upcoming third season of <i>Bates Motel</i>, in which Norman …

Our 2014 gift guide for music lovers

Buying gifts for music lovers gets more complicated every year. You used to be able to just buy them CDs or vinyl, but as more and more listeners …

'Crimson Peak': A first look at Jessica Chastain in Guillermo del Toro's Gothic chiller

After rock’eming and sock’eming some robots in his anime-influenced <i>Pacific Rim</i>, Guillermo del Toro is returning to the cold, dead arms of horror—and …

TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER Trailer | Festival 2014

Review: 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' revealing look at accused serial killer

Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" is a riveting and chilling investigation into the world of Lonnie Franklin Jr., a South Los Angeles resident arrested in 2010 and accused in a string of serial rape-killings spanning 22 years. The film is as much a provocative …

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Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo | Colossal

<p>Artist Li Hongbo, whose flexible paper sculptures we’ve admired many times here on Colossal, recently created a new series of silhouette artworks as …

Scientists Put A Worm's Mind Into A Robot's Body

Beneath the skin of a simple worm with transparent skin, there are 302 neurons that have been mapped meticulously by researchers in what is known as …

Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says - CNN.com

Alcatraz operated as a U.S. penitentiary for nearly 30 years before closing in 1963. Alcatraz Island is in San Francisco Bay.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, …

Hear Marilyn Manson's Vicious Dance-Floor Metal Banger 'Deep Six'

Marilyn Manson has offered up a new dance-floor stomper, “Deep Six,” from his upcoming record, <i>The Pale Emperor</i>. The track pulsates with a …

Newly-Opened Chinese School of Arts Is a Real-Life Hogwarts

Young Potterheads in China are in for a real treat – they have the chance to study at their very own Hogwarts! Well, it isn’t really a school of …

Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

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Watch a Nail Turned into a Tiny Sword: Nailed It! - Technabob

We’ve seen blacksmiths turn pieces of metal into a sword many times, but I bet you’ve never seen them create a weapon from something as tiny as a …

Rock with Friends: 12-Person Recliner Rocking Chair - Technabob

Why do things alone when you can do whatever it is with a friend? Checking out new phones, attending a comic con, picking out costumes for a party… …

Pyro Fireshooter Lets You Shoot Fireballs out of Your Hands - Technabob

I grew up hearing the words “Incantus pulcher imperium” and seeing a little 2D sprite launch a fireball at Irenicus or some hobgoblins or Sarevok …

Guy Gets 203 Simpsons Characters Tattooed on His Back, One of Them Says "Ha-ha!" - Technabob

Some people will go to great lengths to show their love for their favorite show and to get into the record books. Michael Baxter, 60, is a …

Striking Handmade Cypress Tables Crafted with Glow-in-the-Dark Resin

Mike Warren's handmade tables light up the night with decayed cypress boards, brilliant glow-in-the-dark resin and a simple, clever design. Warren, an editor of DIY forum Instructables, recently released step-by-step instructions and a video about his process, which includes hollowing out damaged …

Furniture

Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set

The online community of tattooed pin-up models turned 13 this year. Co-founder Missy Suicide opens up about standards of beauty, controversy, and …

IT is real: Viral evil clown attacks grip France

Freakish aggressive clowns, some allegedly armed with knives, pistols, and bats are driving French towns crazy, chasing down and attacking people.<p>In …

A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry | Mo Costandi

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.<p>On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass of …

New Super Powerful Pain Medication Meets Severe Criticism Despite Federal Approval

Zohydro contains 10 times more hydrocodone than Vicodin and was approved by the Federal Drug Administration despite being condemned by its own advisory committee. Over 40 organizations are protesting the FDA's approval of the drug.