Craig Freeman

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We drove the only Chinese-made car you can buy in the US

I was a broken record. For years, I said that it would be <i>impossible</i> for Chinese carmakers to crack into the US market, following the example of the Japanese and the South Koreans.<p>I had good justification for this extreme view: there's no room.<p>Simply put, there's was no market share to take in the …

New Jersey

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self Control

WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed

It’s the job of a food stylist to make products look delicious on camera – even if the makeover leaves the meal inedible. Six stylists tell us their tricks<p>Behind most professional food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. These deceits range from a touch of lipstick to redden a strawberry, to …

Ice Cream

Can Americans Accept a Tiny Engine in a Medium Car?

The Focus now has Ford's 1.0 liter three-cylinder. Mr. Regular explores if it's something you want.<p>It's slow. This is 1970's gas-crunch slow. This is rental car slow. This is YouTube on hotel-internet slow. This is 9 am mall-walking slow. This is "You've reached 50mph and you're not passing anyone …

Toyota Prius

Tracking the slow decline of the Pacific Electric Railway Red Cars

The last Red Car rail line shut down in 1961.<p>But the iconic photo reflecting the decline of once-mighty rail in Los Angeles was taken 60 years ago.<p>It showed old Pacific Electric red cars sitting at a Terminal Island junkyard, set to become scrap metal.<p>After World War ll, the Pacific Electric …

These are the coolest cars of the past 100 years

Curving lines, powerful engines, and outrageous luxury draw people in like nothing else.<p>That's why we've assembled this list of the 50 sexiest cars of the past century.<p>We've got American muscle, Italian speed, and British luxury. We even have Swedish power.<p>Some of these cars were lemons, some were …

Sports Cars

The top 10 car tech innovations of 2015

There was a time when customers had to wait for the complete redesign of a vehicle to gain the latest tech features. However, with the ever-increasing convergence of the tech and automotive industries we've seen the rate of change accelerate at a rapid pace, meaning the features offered in one year …

Top 10

Our Favorite Photos From the Year in Sports Car Racing

A big year in sports car racing deserves a big selection of photography. Here are our Marshall Pruett's favorites.<p>A big year in sports car racing deserves a big selection of photography. Here are our Marshall Pruett's favorites.

Sports Cars

10 Tired Traffic Myths That Didn't Get a Rest in 2015

For one thing, the next lane over is not actually moving faster.<p>The common traffic misperception I submitted for the CityLab staff post on stubborn myths we’d like to retire was just one of many encountered, yet again, during 2015. Here’s a full list for your reading-while-not-driving pleasure. …

Seven of Our Favorite Automotive Highlights from 2015

2015 was a great year for car enthusiasts. These are our favorites things that happened over the past year.<p>2015 was a great year for car enthusiasts. These are our favorites things that happened over the past year.

Ford Mustang

8 Photos That Inspired Action

This past fall National Geographic photographer Lynn Johnson suggested I do a blog post about photographs that inspired change. I was moved by this idea and thought what better way to end the year than to reflect on the power of a still image. Photographs show us places and things we will never see …

8 Cars You Can (Finally) Legally Import in 2016

When they turn 25, you can bring them to the States.<p>Among other reasons to celebrate the new year, 2016 also brings us a number of cars that we can now legally import because they are 25 years old. A number of reasons have kept these cars from crossing into our borders, whether it was because they …

FCA Italy

Scientists have used groundbreaking technology to figure out how the Earth looked a billion years ago

By the time Dietmar Mueller arrived at the University of Texas as a graduate student in the mid-1980s, scientists had already long embraced a once-astonishing idea: that the continents on which all human history has unfolded, rather than fixtures of constancy, were orphans of a former grand …

Earth Science

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

Animals

Watch the Best Japanese Sports Cars of 2001 Battle

NSX. Skyline GT-R. RX-7. WRX. Lancer Evolution VII. Need we say more?<p>It's been said before that <i>Best MOTORing is a real life version of Gran Turismo,</i> and this video proves it. Here, we have some of the finest Japanese performance cars available in 2001 going bumper to bumper at Sportsland SUGO, just …

Sports Cars

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

20 Expensive Cars You Can Now Buy for Less Than $20,000

We won't pretend they'll be reliable, but they sure are a lot cheaper than they used to be.

A simple property of water created this gorgeous photo

Ontario-based photographer Michael Davies and his friend Markus stood at the top of a mountain and demonstrated this by throwing leftover tea into the air, dramatically photographing it instantaneously freezing.<p>This mountaintop was just 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) south of the Arctic Circle, and …

Nunavut

Hoverboard fails: People are falling off their Christmas gifts — and it's all on camera

One of the most popular — and controversial — gifts on wish lists this Christmas were hoverboards. And while many people were delighted to unwrap their brand new self-balancing, two-wheeled scooter, riding their hoverboard turned out to be something else entirely.<p>It turns out that maneuvering a …

Hoverboards

What will be the hottest collector cars of 2016?

The world is running out of Ferraris to sell, and as a new generation of car collector comes of age, a noticeable change is starting to occur.<p>In …

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Mental Health

How Does Your Camera's Sensor Size Affect Your Photographs?

Camera sensors come in different form factors nowadays, ranging from medium format, to Micro Four Thirds, and even smaller in the point-and-shoot …

Cameras

I’m So Over The ‘Overly-Retouched’ Argument

Ah, “photography”, you loosely defined word that everyone seems to have their own definition of. It’s amazing how polarizing you can be, isn’t it?<p>And …

Ansel Adams

Championship slot cars blast the fastest lap you'll ever see

Each lap is over in less than two seconds. That's just crazy fast.<p>Wanna see a form of racing where a lap takes less than 2 seconds, and where the cars scream by so fast, they become indiscernible streaks of color?<p>Welcome to championship slot car racing.<p>Our pals at Jalopnik first uncovered this …

Motorsport

This Senna video is 1,000-hp F1 racing at its finest

Maniacally-boosted 1.5-liter turbo engines and limited grip made this qualifying session during the last F1 race in 1985 a stunning test of bravery for a young Ayrton Senna.<p>It was 1980s Formula 1 at its finest.<p>The scene is the brand-new F1 course on the streets of Adelaide, Australia. Brutal, …

Ayrton Senna

6 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Professional Photographer

So, you’ve got a nice camera, you really love photography, and you’ve been thinking that maybe it would be nice to make a little bit of money from …

The Real Meanings of Common Photographic Words and Expressions: Part II

Well now, it seems my little guide to common photographic expressions hit a chord with a few people. It’s great that people appreciated it and I …

New South Wales

2015 New York Auto Show recap

Our Full Roundup Of Coverage From The Big Apple<p>It's been a thoroughly packed week here in New York, with huge debuts and important announcements that started way back on Sunday. But it wouldn't feel right if we didn't recap all of the New York Auto Show happenings, so here's all the good stuff, …

Land Rover

The last-ever episode of Top Gear...

...is fan-made, and full of truth.<p>Listen, we know that the BBC, in a senseless quest to humiliate itself, will continue to produce <i>Top Gear</i> without Jeremy Clarkson, and most probably, without James May and Richard Hammond, either.<p>It will be, as I've previously said, like watching Top Gear Poland, …

Richard Hammond

These Beautiful Photos Capture Everyday Moments in NYC's Outer Boroughs

Photographer William Meyers documented ordinary life outside Manhattan in the 1990s and 2000s.<p>In the 1990s, photographer William Meyers started leaving his home in Manhattan for the outer boroughs. He'd take the subway to random stops in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, or the ferry to Staten …