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50 iOS Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete 'Words With Friends.' Forget 'Flappy Bird.' And for goodness' sake, get rid of 'Candy Crush' if you haven't already. These are the mobile games you want on your phone.

The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

Get ready for a lot of binge-watching.

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

Get those Netflix queues ready

How to Parallel Park
With a little geometry and a few ground rules, you can snug into jus…
The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time
The only hard requirement for making the cut: At least one fully dri…
These are the legendary stories you know and love — and maybe a few you don't.
The 51 Coolest Trucks Of All Time

Theres just something we all like about a pickup, man.

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How to Make & Brew Beer
DIY home brewing (after you get the equipment) is cheap. More than that, brewing your own is more satisfying than paying for another ro…
61 Incredible Things Robots Can Now Do
We're building smarter robots in countless forms, from four-legged pups to formless blocks that intelligently rearrange themselves. Her…
50 Killer Science Desktop Wallpapers

These are the wallpapers you've been looking for.

Wedge of Tomorrow: 20 of the Greatest Sports Cars of the '70s and '80s
The soft, gentle and voluptuous curves of traditional automotive design made a radical right turn in the late 1960s, when cars like the…
How to Mine an Asteroid
A group of aerospace veterans and investors—including Google's Larry Page, filmmaker James Cameron, and X-Prize Foundation founder Pete…
The 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time
Super Mario Bros., or Super Mario World? Mass Effect 2 or Street Fighter 2? Space Invaders or Galaga? We rank them all to figure out wh…
110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years
It's never easy to predict the future. But as PM's 110th anniversary celebration draws to a close, we've decided to try. Here are 110 a…
Million-Mile Club: The World's Longest-Lived Cars

Buckle up. It's going to be a long ride.

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Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever
For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest…
AF447 Rio-Paris plane flight data recorder are displayed during a press conference on May 12, 2011, in the French agency Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) headquarters.
What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447
Two years after the Airbus 330 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, Air France 447's flight-data recorders finally turned up. The revelatio…
101 Gadgets That Changed The World
The alarm clock. The personal computer. The smartphone. The radio. You know the greatest gadgets of all time (and youve probably owned …
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