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Pull Your Fix: The Best Espresso Machine and Accessories for Beginners

After more than 60 hours researching and testing at-home espresso equipment with assistance from Stumptown’s coffee education crew, we think the …

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

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BMW Details How the E46 M3 Was Made

The history behind BMW's 8,000-RPM screamer.<p>The original E30 M3 is having its (well-deserved) moment in the limelight, but the third M3 is certainly worth celebrating too. The E46 was a significant departure from the race-ready E30, but in many ways, it set the template for all M3s to come.<p>The …

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The Physics of Engine Notes, Or: Why a Toyota V-6 and Porsche Flat-Six Sound So Different

The science of engine sounds.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>What separates a Porsche flat-six from a Toyota Avalon V-6—aside from the bank angle, the power output, the engine location, and your interest in owning one? At full throttle, the Porsche belts out an aggressive mechanical …

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Wonderful short film imagines the day when we conquer the solar system

"I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote."<p>That quote from Moby Dick, perhaps more than anything else, best explains a fantastic and inspirational new short film called "Wanderers." In less than four minutes, the film takes you on a stunningly beautiful journey across our solar …

The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark

Marilyn Johnson has written fascinating books about obit writers and librarians. Now in Lives in Ruins, she’s turned her keen eye on the world of …

THE SHOT: Birth of the Silicon Valley

The Day Ross Perot Gave Steve Jobs $20 Million. Fremont, California. 1986.<p>This is the day Ross Perot came to invest in Steve Jobs' start up called NeXT Computer. Steve thought it would be really cool to stage a formal luncheon with the board of directors for Ross in the abandoned warehouse where he …