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The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Think You Can't Knit? You Just Haven't Found This Yet.

Why would you possibly want to knit a sweater when you can just as easily (actually, WAY more easily) pick one out from a store? That's the question my brother asked me over winter break, when he found me curled up in a chair with an armful of yarn and knitting needles. (For the record, he also …

7 Reading Hacks To Improve Your Literary Skills

When we think of “hacks,” many of us think of tricks to make a task quicker and easier than we’d previously believed possible. And of course, people have been trying to “hack” reading for decades, whether through speed-reading courses or apps or … well, Cliff’s Notes. The temptation of …

5 Books We Wish Mark Zuckerberg Would Read

Like everyone in the book business, we at Amazon think it's great when a new public book club joins the party. And when Mark Zuckerberg came out with his first pick -- Moisés Naim's The End of Power -- we were thrilled to think readers would get to meet even more writers they might not otherwise …

Here’s What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Apps

We installed the top 10 apps from Download.com, and you’ll never believe what happened! Well… I guess maybe you might have a good guess. Awful …

Mike Leary's answer to What are some of the most important things that we should be informed about in life? Whether it be their government, or types of awareness in any particular subject, anything would be great to hear.

• You will die.<br>• What kind of a person do you want to be.<br>• Keep taking risks till you find your passion.<br>• Don't marry for looks, position, excitement, or …

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Upcoming Reading for 2015

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>‘Tis the season for looking at what books will be published in the coming year! I’ve seen many such lists on the web in the …

Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss In January!

We're still recovering from our 2014 book binge, but already there are a ton of new books that we're dying to read. Including a long-awaited new …

RPG's are a dominating force in video games today. Not only are there the classic-style, role-playing games such as Dragon Age, The Elder Scrolls and …

William Chen's answer to How can I become a data scientist?

<b>Here are some amazing and completely free resources online that you can use to teach yourself data science.</b><p>Besides this page, I would highly …

Answer to If a person is fluent in multiple languages, what is the language of their thoughts?

Research in cognitive science and linguistics has suggested to us that the answer to this question really involves disentangling <b>thought</b>from <b>internal</b> …

Jonathan Brill's answer to What does it feel like to be a healer in World of Warcraft?

<b>Have you ever wondered what it's like to be the best looking girl at a party? The one where, when you walk in, all the heads turn your way and</b> …

Aman Anand's answer to Why do you love reading?

Some thoughts:<p><b>It can stimulate every one of your senses</b> - as Colin points out, reading forces readers to actively use their imaginations to interpret …

Answer to What do linguists know that most people don't?

• That languages are going extinct at a frighteningly rapid rate<br>• That there are over 6000 languages spoken in the world, and there are some …

10 little things I love about Marvel Heroes

I need to stop playing Marvel Heroes so much. It’s just that it’s too easy to think, “Oh, I’ll get a little 15-minute sesh in here,” and then two …

Everything Wrong With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Proves Nothing’s Perfect

I have to say, I didn’t pick up on many flaws while watching <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, because I was too busy being wildly entertained, but hey, nothing’s perfect. I mean, the movie was basically a 2-hour, $150 million Saturday morning cartoon, and Saturday morning cartoons weren’t exactly known for …

Best of 2014: Best Series

The year is winding to a close, which got us to thinking…what were the best comics of the year? The Comicosity staff has gathered and submitted their …

The Fifteen Best New Comics Of 2014

2014 was a banner year for comics. The industry is growing rapidly, fueled as much by popular adaptations as by a rising overall trend in quality. Not every book was great, of course, but there’s a consistent trend of better and better books on the stands, and we’re rolling out our view of this …

The Absolute Best Comics And Graphic Novels of 2014!

Screw the 1930s and '40s. Comics fans may call it the golden age, but any comic fan knows that we're getting infinitely better comic book than our …

The Best Comic Books Of 2014, Part Two

<b>SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN</b><p>Artwork by Steve Lieber, Rich Ellis and Rachelle Rosenberg<p>Written by Nick Spencer<p>Lettered by Joe Caramagna and Clayton …

Comics Should Be Cheap! (12/31/2014)

Buying comics can be an expensive hobby. A lot of fans simply can’t afford everything they’re interested in, due to rising prices and the …

Siddharth Bhattacharya's answer to What are some of the best things about the 1990s?

I was addicted to sports ever since my childhood, but when no good match was being featured <b>Cartoon Network from 90's</b> ensured I was always</b> …

Quora Turned Into Something Its Cofounders Didn't Expect

It touches on everything from bizarre interview stories to how Steve Jobs would sell a pen.<p>Five years after its creation, Quora has made a name for itself, but interestingly, one of its founders did not necessarily anticipate that happening.<p>In light of Quora rolling out its first iPad app, Kurt …

5 Epic Quora Questions on Working Smart

Now, I am sure I am not the only one who has hoped that there comes along an invention that will help me work smart, work fast and get things done on …

Quora And The Quest To Answer Every Question

Adam D'Angelo wants the world to share its knowledge on the Internet. But can Quora grow beyond Silicon Valley and convince every human to do just that?<p>In 2009, Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever — two former early Facebook employees — were planning to build something new. They had not told anyone …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free …