We don't do a whole lot of looking back here at Popular Science, but as the site winds down for the holiday season, I'd like to take a moment to thank our readers (you!) for making 2010 a great year. We hope you've enjoyed reading the site as much as we've enjoyed editing and writing it for you.
Here's a list of some of my favorite recent original features for your holiday reading pleasure.
We'll be finishing the year with some additional Testing the Best posts next week, detailing our hands-on experiences with many of our Best of What's New award winners. We'll be back with regularly scheduled programming on January 3, 2011, ready to hit the ground running into the Consumer Electronics Show starting that week.
But if that's not enough to tide you over, please enjoy some of our best recent work:
How the 21st-century military may make one of our wildest and longest-held dreams come true
This year, shop SciMall for glowing rodents, animal guillotines, and more
See what happens when a 1927 Model T and a 1986 Mustang come together in an unholy (but fast!) union
Science needs the fearless
What is the mystery force slowing down the Pioneer spacecraft? Do we finally know the answer?
Enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Mapmakers have more power than ever. But who are the mapmakers?
Could Wikileaks's most damaging files be hacked too early?
Welcome to the future. Now here's how to prepare your space for it
The most futuristic device you can have in your living room...hacked
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
Why do people seek out yaks, bears, and other exotic eatables? An enthusiast tells why, and how
Biologists seek new methods and technologies to help control a potentially devastating ecological disaster
Take a photo tour of AUVSI, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International trade show in Denver
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.