Best of 2016

  • Science
    Before 2016 gets rolled over by the tide of time, join us as we toast the most mind-boggling, world-changing, amazing advancements scientists made around the globe this year.
  • This year has seen an incredible range of trucks announced, from Transformer-like behemoths to old-fashioned American pickups ready to tackle anything. Here are the best examples of we've seen in our travels during 2016.
  • We're not sure 2016 quite matched the sheer off-road weirdness of 2015, and its nomadic minivans and recreational tanks, but it definitely brought a vast variety of off-road vehicles for all tastes and types. From 6x6 trucks to flying ATVs, here are the best new off-road vehicles.
  • We've seen some fascinating movies and TV shows dive into the realms of sci-fi and speculative fiction this year. Here's our pick of those that got us thinking about how we inhabit this technologically dominated world – and what the future might hold.
  • Residential architecture often sees architects and designers at their experimental best. From an affordable home that can be built using only a hex key​ to a luxury house with James Bond villain chic, read on for our pick of the top 10 houses of 2016.
  • Mirrorless cameras no longer have to play second fiddle to DSLRs. They are powerful enough and can produce the quality stills and video needed to keep enthusiasts and professionals happy. Here New Atlas looks at some of the best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available in 2016.
  • Join us as we take a look at the 10 best buildings we've reported on in 2016, including ​the world's second-tallest skyscraper, an out-of-this-world opera house, the world's first 3D-printed office, and floating student housing.
  • Looking back over the year, 2016 seen a whole lot of weird and wonderful developments in the motorcycle world. Well, some of them just weird. Here are our favorite bikes from around the world that pushed the envelope in 2016.
  • It's has been a solid year for video games. PC players got a new gold standard in the Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card, Sony surpassed 50 million PS4s sold, and VR gaming finally hit homes. New Atlas rounds up some of the gaming highlights of 2016, to help you fill out your holiday to-play list.
  • From howling flat-sixes to thunderous twin-turbos, classic convertibles to cutting-edge coupes, there's been something for gear heads of all persuasions to drool over in 2016. Check out some of the best sports cars launched this year.
  • A market of extremes, the motorhome segment hosted debuts of everything from ultra-premium luxury carriages to toppers sliding a bit of roof over pickup truck beds this year. The following field homes have all parked on a plot in our memories with innovative designs and features.
  • 2016 has been another strong year for envelope-pushing musical instrument innovation. Each year it gets harder to choose favorites, but there have been a few products, creations and ideas that simply jumped out from the stack of contenders. Read on for our pick of the year's best music-making gear.