Two countries, thousands of families, and a 16-year quest to identify a silent man in a bed.
With the help of Google's Earth Engine and its Timelapse feature, which uses multiple satellites and their historic images to offer us a rapid-fire look at the growth of our world, Popular Mechanics whipped up this collection of seven cities that represent how nothing becomes something and old becomes in just 32 short years.
According to three sources, Trump spoke with President Tsai Ying-wen of Taiwan earlier today, what is believed to be a first since diplomatic relations were cut in 1979.
OverDrive is a free app that makes it easy for you to borrow ebooks, audiobooks and videos from your local library. No more late fees, no more waiting for the library to open, and no more leaving the house if you don’t want to.
Poor Andrew Wilcox here had a bad case of tonsillitis. He had to get creative.
It took a while for Power Wheels to get the right branding, but the tiny motorized cars eventually took the toy aisles by storm — despite recall-worthy flaws.
The “Brooklyn of (insert any city)” has become the global nomad’s shorthand for any town’s trendiest, most visually eclectic, and often most clearly gentrifying area. There are 181 “Brooklyns” in the UK alone.
Futuristic in both form and function, the Johammer J1 motorbike is one step away from a Tron bike — just give this baby some neon lights.
A proposed theory of gravity does away with dark matter, even as new astrophysical findings challenge the need for galaxies full of the invisible mystery particles.
Commuters move within megaregions — massive blobs that center on major metropolitan areas, paying no mind to political borders.
2016 might have been a roaring dumpster fire in most respects, but at least the pop music was fun.
It's the first, important step to building better robots.
Why it matters that the new bills aren't vegetarian.
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: A man who paid $25,000 for a crappy NES game, the GTA V conspiracy theorists and the alt-right trolls destroying Reddit.
Kids across the country run, jog or walk a mile every school day — in addition to regular physical education.
Tim Schafer's classic is coming to to the PS4 in 2017. It definitely looks "remastered" but how will it fair without the rose-colored glasses?
A lecture on urban policy architect Patrik Schumacher has become an international flashpoint. Here's why it matters.
When Killa Ace’s song became a rallying cry for change, he was forced to flee Gambia. Elections on Thursday might decide if he — and thousands of others in exile — can finally return home.
Book lovers and collectors feared becoming a victim of the pseudo-illness.
These gifts are cool, useful and, at least for right now, are on super sale.
Chicago's most famous skeleton is more puzzling than we thought.
It takes a certain amount of toughness to be a hockey coach. You have to be ready for whatever is thrown at you so you can face it head-on.
In a decade, Owen Hanson went from playing football and volleyball at USC to being the subject of a major FBI investigation into drug-trafficking, money-laundering and illegal gambling.
No victim has come forward. There's no investigation. There's no physical evidence either. But thousands are still convinced there's a paedophilia ring operating out of a DC pizza place that goes all the way to the top.
Even as she struggles to understand just what the heck Jimmy is trying to sing at her, Emma Stone remains her endlessly charming self.
Chef Peng Chang-kuei, the founder of the famous Hunan-style restaurant chain Peng's Garden Hunan Restaurant and inventor of the world famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 98 from Pneumonia.
MakerBot made a bold bet that 3D printers would become as common as microwaves. Just one problem: no one else shared that dream.
Or maybe this person was trying to brake and hit a Mario Kart banana peel? Anything is possible.
The Rolling Stones are back! Well, not with an album of new original tunes, but with "Blue & Lonesome," an album of covers of classic blues songs, which you can stream on Spotify now.
The conviction of a serial killer raises questions about the safety of dating apps.
On Tuesday, Carrier (an air-conditioning manufacturer in Indiana) announced that it would be keeping 1,000 that it planned to move to Mexico in the US. Trump has been quick to claim victory, but many are unsure that the deal is as good as he claims. Here's what you should know.
What's the country really going to look like in 30 years? Get ready for older, more diverse, and new tensions about who gets what.
Most car engines use a four-stroke reciprocating design. But one company wants to chuck that out the window in favor the opposed piston engine — which, among other things, was employed by locomotive engines the early 20th century.
While most of the Old World was writing on papyrus, bamboo and silk, Europe carved its own gruesome path through the history books.
For just $20, they produced 3.7 grams of the active ingredient of Daraprim, one of the anti-parasitic drugs sold under Shkreli's drug firm, Turing Pharmaceuticals, which markets 3.7 grams at a value somewhere between $35,000 and $110,000.
Who says dogs and cats don't get along? Because we want to send them this video to rub their nose in the cuteness.
Need a cheap-ish gift that'll wow, delight or illicit some lolz? We got you.
In a new study, researchers are suggesting that around 25 million of China's "missing girls" aren't actually missing, but appear on government censuses at a later stage in their lives.
The unmanned rocket stopped transmitting data about six minutes after it took off from Kazakhstan and never made it to space. This is the third botched launch of a Russian spacecraft in two years.
Have you noticed more Chinese characters on the labels of products in movies? Well you will, because as China's movie-going audience goes supernova, it's becoming a massive target for American movie studios.