Two countries, thousands of families, and a 16-year quest to identify a silent man in a bed.
On Friday night, Donald Trump once again seized the news cycle by the scruff of the neck once again when it emerged that he'd spoken on the phone to the president of Taiwan — the first time (as far as we know) a US President has done so since 1979. Here's why it's a big deal (and not in a good way).
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.
This technology seems to go against God and nature. But do we want to play with a beetle drone? Uh, yes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.