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107 Pieces of Survival Gear for Your Car, Home and To-Go Bag
Outlined below are three disaster kits--one for your home, one for your car and one in a backpack for quick evacuations. That way, when…
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Today in Photos: Saturn's Moon Dione Gets Sliced in Half

We're gathering the very best photos in science, auto, tech, and more in here, and updating daily!

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Pac-Man Turns 35
Released to arcades on May 22nd, 1980, Pac-Man is one of the most popular and iconic video games of all time. Celebrate 35 years of cho…
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This is How to Prepare for a Year in Space
The astronauts had a busy few days leading up to this afternoon's launch, including being blessed by priests and getting dapper haircut…
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66 Awesome Effects Reels from Your Favorite Movies
Inside the visual effects work of everything from 'Alien' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'
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Today in GIFs: This is the News in Animated Form
These GIFs tell the day's biggest science, auto, tech, and flight news in exactly the number of frames you need.
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This is Apple's New Superthin MacBook
The thinnest and lightest yet, with a Retina Display
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23 Moments from Leonard Nimoy's Incredible Life
Leonard Nimoy passed away at age 83 on Friday, February 27th. Here's a look back at his interstellar travels, from Star Trek to NASA an…
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LEGO Shows Off its Huge Star Wars Figure Cast
Boba Fett is great, but where are the B'omarr monks?
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Seeking Lego Builders: What's Your Kid's Best Creation?
We're looking to highlight the creative LEGO building talents of our younger readers
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3 More Classic American Road Trips: War, Wilderness and Whitewater!
Summer's here and the road is calling. Whether you prefer two or four wheels, there's no better way to explore this magnificent country…
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The Smartest Stuff: Breakthrough Product Awards 2006
They break new ground -- and force the competition to take notice. here are the most brilliant products of 2006.
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Methane Maps Step One for Energy Prospectors
A team of geologists recently found hundreds of plumes of methane gasa potent greenhouse gas and potential energy sourcein the Arctic O…
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Socket Wrench Design Wars
The hand-tool market is so competitive that any good idea is bound to breed copycats. Take the new Craftsman Dog Bone and Black & D…
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Where Will the Next 50 Years in Space Take Us? Expert Opinions
To commemorate the first 50 years of spaceflight, we look ahead to the next 50, asking leading thinkers from Buzz Aldrin (a robot fan) …
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Ballpoint Pens: Abusive Lab Test
Some pen makers claim their ballpoints are tougher than ordinary pens, able to write while upside down, cold or even underwater. So we …
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Win This $8200 Yamaha Grizzly ATV!
We care about our readers, which is why PM is giving away a 2008 Yamaha Grizzly 700 4x4 FI EPS ($8199). Its one of the most innovative …
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Best Lawn Chair Ever
Who wouldn't want La-Z-Boy's outdoor Whitley Recliner ($600), with its rustproof aluminum frame and fast-drying cushions? You can buy i…
Meet the First 10 Teams in the Google Lunar X Prize
The composition and strategies of the first 10 teams contending for the Google Lunar X Prize.
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The Great Mailbox Hunt: Submit Your P.O. Builds!
Whether you've reinforced that little red flagpole for drive-by bashers, concocted a snow-proof delivery system or just gone all Rube G…
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2005 Hurricane Katrina: Expert Q&A
To learn from the tragedy and destruction in the wake of the last of our Top 10 Disasters of the Last Century, we spoke with a native h…
Lithium-Ion Power Tools Charge Ahead
The lithium-ion power tool revolution roared to life two years ago this month. Now the power tool market is awash in new, improved lith…