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Six sperm whales die in rare mass beaching in Australia

A pod of six sperm whales have washed up dead on the South Australia coast in an unusual mass stranding<p>A pod of six sperm whales washed up dead Monday in a rare mass stranding on the South <b>Australia</b> coast, with animal welfare officials struggling over the logistics of handling the huge carcasses.<p>The …

Bermuda to Host 2017 America's Cup

America’s Cup officials announced Tuesday that Bermuda will host the next iteration of the race, which will take place in June 2017. The last America’s Cup was held on San Francisco Bay in September 2013.<p>“Racing in Bermuda will be an incredible experience for the spectators, and for the sailors, …

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Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, a minuscule functioning pine-nut pinhole camera. Howerter knew what he had to do. "Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had …

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Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

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Allianz Hurling Leagues - It's getting serious

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Audi says an EV with Tesla-like range is coming in 2017 (update)

An all-electric car is in the works at Audi that will rival Tesla's Model S. The car will borrow technology from Audi's made-to-order R8 e-tron, and Audi says it's shooting for a range of 450 kilometers (280 miles), or, roughly in line with the class-leading Model S.<p>"Such a car is under …

The Subaru Concept for Gran Turismo 6 Is So, So Rad

Subaru has fully revealed the fully digital Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo, which will find its way into Gran Turismo 6 when the next update for the game happens. It took up the mantle from the Viziv 2 Concept that debuted at the Geneva show earlier this year, but this is clearly a much more extreme …

Chevrolet’s ZR2 Concept is the Diesel-Powered Off-Roader You Want

Chevy’s new Chevrolet Colorado First Drive” target=”_blank”>midsize Colorado truck is a mighty capable machine, make no mistake. We especially love it in its off-road-ready Z71 trim, which appeals to our inner Tonka truck-loving child. For those looking for even more ruggedness, there’s the …

The best and worst of the LA show

Welcome to Los Angeles, the last big motor show of the year and, as a general rule, one of the oddest. LA always brings with it a curious blend of …

The Sexy Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Is the Best CLA

The fifth—and by far our favorite—iteration of Mercedes-Benz’s latest front-wheel-drive platform, the CLA Shooting Brake, arrives with the ability to haul more stuff and melt plenty of hearts. (The others: A-class hatch, B-class hatch, CLA-class sedan, and GLA-class crossover.) No, this little …

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