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Watch Stone Temple Pilots’ Heartfelt Musical Tribute to Scott Weiland

The surviving members of Stone Temple Pilots have paid tribute to former singer Scott Weiland with a video where they spotlight one of Weiland’s most …

How Accepting the "Bad" Can Lead to Joy and Growth

<b>“The main affliction of our modern civilization is that we don’t know how to handle the suffering inside us and we try to cover it up with all kinds</b> …

Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet

The impressive things with the Gear S2 don't end with its new design: Samsung's actually figured out a really smart interaction model for smartwatches that I'm shocked no one else has done yet. There's the touchscreen, yes, just like most other smartwatches, and the Gear S2 has a couple buttons on …

Why so many Apple Watch apps don't work

On the front page of Sunday’s New York Times travel section, Stephanie Rosenbloom tells a story about the first time she tried to order a Uber ride …

Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

On a clear day, you can see the Staples Center from Bill Withers’ house, which sits high in the hills above West Hollywood. Today, in about two …

The titan arum, or corpse flower, is a smelly, big and beautiful controversy

<i>The bloom of the titan arum grows to more than two metres tall. It certainly looks like a flower—albeit one which smells like a dead possum—but is</i> …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Get Lost in These 5 Cartography Magazines

In the age of smart devices, it’s getting easier to find your way around with GPS and map apps. Map-reading becomes a handy skill when you don’t have access to the Internet. Hundreds of years of cartography and intrepid navigation yielded the very first maps, which were representations of land or …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

Do not pass go, do not collect $200—that is essentially the message to Hasbro in a new book on the history of Monopoly.<p>In case you were not aware, …

Board Games

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Well done, humans. We've killed Melbourne's Separation Tree

The Separation Tree, Melbourne’s huge and ancient river red gum, took its name from the impromptu celebration held when Governor Latrobe declared Victoria separate from the colony of New South Wales. Now we’ve killed it. Well done, humans.<p>As Tim Entwisle from the Royal Botanic Gardens explains, the …

Hands-on: Alcatel's New Low-Price Smartwatch

It was just a few days ago that Alcatel announced its own budget entry into the smartwatch game, looking to undercut several comptetitors, while being able to work on both Android and iOS. We were able to get some hands on time with it at CES.<p>Alcatel’s Watch (that’s not a typo, it’s just called the …

The LG WebOS smartwatch is real, and reportedly launching in 2016

Thanks to a connected car demo from Audi at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, you can take a look at LG’s newest smartwatch, which is running …

I bought a fake Apple Watch for $27 at CES

LAS VEGAS— It will likely be at least two months before the highly anticipated Apple Watch hits shelves, but at least one company has already made a …

Smartwatches

It's been a great year! Thanks to these Facebook scams...

From ‘guess who viewed your profile’ apps to naked videos and dodgy ads, malware developers targeted the social network in 2014<p>If you’re on Facebook, chances are your news feed is currently full of “It’s been a great year!” slideshows posted by friends using the social network’s end-of-year review …

See which applications are connecting to the Internet on Windows

A change in your Internet speed can be the result of several different factors. If you've already ruled out issues with your ISP, router or other networking equipment, then it might be time to look at the computer itself.<p>To make sure that nothing suspicious is happening in the background, it's a …

Joe Cocker on being deported from Australia: we were used as guinea pigs

In the early 1970s, Joe Cocker was still riding high on the success of his bluesy cover of the Beatles’ With a Little Help from My Friends, and his various appearances at festivals in America – notably, Woodstock and the Newport rock festival. Musicians and fans alike loved his earthy, gravelly …

How To Make Jamie Oliver's Vegan Christmas Feast

Mouthwatering vegan Christmas recipes, exclusively curated by Jamie Oliver for BuzzFeed Life.

Ice Cream

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.<p>Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if …

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

5 Ways Tesla Vastly Improved The Model S

CEO Elon Musk had teased a "D" prior to the event, but the "D" here stands for the "dual-motor" that powers this new car, which is extremely powerful and ultra efficient. But the dual-motor is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here, we break down all the new features of the new Model S so you can get an …

Engineers made a battery-free radio the size of an ant

The devices could help power the Internet of Things<p>This is the promise of the near future: all of your gadgets — from your smartphone to your fridge — will be able to talk to each other, wirelessly communicating whether you're around or not. We're almost there, but a new device from Stanford and …

Neil Young Re-releasing 1982 Film Human Highway, Announces Bridge School Benefit Lineup

In 1982, Neil Young released a film that he co-directed, co-wrote, and starred in. <i>Human Highway</i> is a weird one, to say the least—an apocalyptic comedy that also features Devo, Dennis Hopper, Russ Tamblyn, Dean Stockwell, Sally Kirkland, and others. The film, which includes several songs from his …

Top 8 Most Innovative Pinball Machines of All Time

At Popular Mechanics, we've got gaming geeks, energy experts, resident astronauts and roboticists—even an extreme surgeon. But no one's got our gadget guru beat on his pinball wizardry. From the invention of solid-state guts to holographic playing fields, from the advent of anticheating devices to …

Xiaomi's New Android Software Looks Like iOS 7

Red hot Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi has announced a major upgrade to its MIUI Android software. MIUI 6, which will come to the company’s devices soon, bears more than a passing resemblance to iOS. It is certainly more Apple-like than the Google Android that we know, as Liliputing notes.<p>MIUI is …

Moto 360 smartwatch specs outed by Best Buy?

Motorola Mobility isn't expected to unveil its new Moto 360 smartwatch until next month, but that hasn't stopped Best Buy from giving consumers a peek at what makes it tick.<p>According to specs published Sunday on the electronics retailer's website, the Moto 360 will cost $250 and feature a 1.5-inch …

California may waive environmental rules for Tesla battery factory

The state would exempt Tesla Motors Inc. from some of its toughest environmental regulations as part of an incentive package being discussed with the automaker to build a massive battery factory in California, a key state senator said.<p>"It would help them speed the process," Sen. Ted Gaines said …

Microsoft's Strategy For Nokia Becomes Clearer

News from Microsoft in the last few days – 4Q14 earnings, an announcement of 18,000 layoffs, and the release of a memo from Microsoft’s EVP of devices Stephen Elop about rightsizing – has brought about a clearer picture of Microsoft’s plans for Nokia’s phones, which it acquired in April for $7 …