Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More
We've had a busy week, including our brand-new look. But what hasn't changed is that we've still got a whole bunch of posts for you to peruse. Between the spire on WTC One, the next killer feature in smartphones, Google Now for iOS, the AK-47's big makeover, Iron Man costumes and more, we've got something for everyone. Check it out below.

Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

Iron Man has finally returned to theaters across the country, inevitably leaving a lot of us lusting for our own set of red and gold armor. But it turns out that billions of dollars, a genius IQ, and the magic of Hollywood aren't required to realize that dream. At least, not for these brilliant amateur creations.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

The spire that will make the One World Trade Center the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was raised to the top of the structure today like a giant candle on a towering cake. We were at the construction site to watch the magic unfold.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

Eternal or even elongated life is an idiotic thing to wish for. You don't want to get old, and then tack on 50 more years of wrinkles and Metamucil. But prolonged youth? Full body youth? More time being young and nubile and beautiful? Absolutely. And the key to that could lie right inside your brain.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

The Kalashnikov is one of the most well-known and widely-used weapons in history. More than 75 million of the Russian assault rifles have been produced since it entered service in 1949. And while AK's are renowned for their simplicity and durability, the 64 year old line is long overdue for a design update.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

You can 3D print just about anything, from dresses to snowboard to a human face. A big part of the reason 3D printing is closing in on the mainstream is thanks to MakerBot, which is equipping anyone with an imagination—and $2,200 for a MakerBot Replicator—to print the physical manifestations of their dreams.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

The Electronic Frontier Foundation just released its annual "Who Has Your Back" report card, detailing the privacy policies of tech companies. Here's the rundown of who fights for your privacy in the face of government requests for your data—and who doesn't even bother.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

In news that will likely delight Apollo 11 deniers, Roswell frequenters, and Illuminati enthusiasts alike, archaeologists have discovered hundreds of mysterious, once-metallic spheres buried deep beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico City. And we have absolutely no idea what they're for.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

For a long time now, our smartphones have been getting more and more, well, smart. They do more things. You probably haven’t beaten your phone at chess in years. And the race to cram increasingly granular, eventually useless, features into them has defined the past few years of phone making. Except the next big waypoint won’t be some technological marvel like week-long battery life. It’s something much simpler: Plain old chat.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

The addition of Google Now to the iOS App Store has granted iPhone owners access to one of Google's most useful products. But it did something else, too. It made the iPhone a better Android phone than the vast majority of Android phones you can buy.


Mysterious Ancient Orbs, The Fountain of Youth in Your Brain, And More

Rumors have been swirling that Google Now (the Big G's super-useful personal assistant application) would be coming to the search page on Google.com, but surprise! Our friends on iOS are getting the love first. Starting today, Google Now will be rolled into the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad.