Brandon Moody

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The 39 Best New Bikes for Smaller Riders (and Budgets)

<i>UPDATE (3/13/2018): Our list of best new bikes for smaller riders and budgets continues to grow. We’re way beyond 39 now, but like we said before, we</i> …

Motorcycles

Lasers uncover hidden secrets of Cambodia's ancient cities

The huge tranch of new data builds on scans that were made in 2012 that confirmed the existence of Mahendraparvata, an ancient temple city near …

Archaeologists discover an ancient Chinese tomb filled with riches — and maybe even an emperor

Chinese Emperor Liu He may have only ruled for 27 days, but a recent archaeological discovery suggests he might still have received a lavish burial. …

Archaeologists To Ben Carson: Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why The Pyramids Were Built

Yesterday, November 4, marked 93 years to the day that the tomb of King Tutankhamen was opened in Egypt, revealing spectacular artifacts and a magnificent mummy of the boy king. The celebration was somewhat marred, at least here in the U.S., by a leading Republican candidate for president, former …

Lost 'Epic of Gilgamesh' Verse Depicts Cacophonous Abode of Gods

A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of …

Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Wins $1 Million TED Prize To Find And Preserve Ancient Sites

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak, a specialist in Egyptology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has just been announced as the 2016 TED Prize winner. An annual award, the TED Prize goes to just one exceptional person who uses the funding to launch a high-impact project. And at the 2016 TED …

What you need to know about 'Minecraft'

Chances are that if you don't play <i>Minecraft</i> yourself, you've probably at least heard of it or know someone who does. The charming indie game has invaded nearly every facet of pop culture, casting its blocky spell on everything from Legos to feature films and has even been used for tourism. With …

The 11 most ambitious virtual computers ever built inside Minecraft

A virtual computer typically has the same functionality as the physical machine it's replicating, but rather than being built out of wires and silicon, its simulated inside another program and is powered by virtual signals instead of electricity.<p>Minecraft is not the only video game where people …

Minecraft

Ten Quirky Cars That Could Have Only Been Made in the 1970s

Disjointed lines and bad proportions don't stop us from loving these rough-on-the-eyes cars.<p>Disjointed lines and bad proportions don't stop us from loving these rough-on-the-eyes cars.

Here’s A Novel Idea: A Pint-Size Lending Library As A Placemaking Intervention

It’s no secret that a thriving downtown is good for a city. To coax residents to its historic core, the town of Newmarket, a growing suburb north of Toronto, got creative and used architecture to get the job done. Enter the Story Pod, a portable lending library designed by Atelier Kastelic …

Optical Float Paintings Suspended in Layers of Glass by Wilfried Grootens | Colossal

<p>Artist Wilfried Grootens paints extraordinary figures comprised of dots and tendrils sandwiched between dozens of laminate glass layers. These …

A New Gin Bar Brings Victorian London To The Heart Of San Francisco

Whitechapel was designed to look like an abandoned London Underground station turned secret clubhouse.<p>A little over a year ago, Martin Cate–the restauranteur and cocktail expert best known for his San Francisco rum bar Smuggler’s Cove–decided to expand into new territory. His business partner, Alex …

Cozy Japanese Table Offers the Comfort of a Giant Warm Bed

The kotatsu is an ingenious invention that traces back to 14th century Japan, serving as a space heater when the weather gets colder. It's fairly simplistic in design, consisting of a heat source underneath a table with a skirt wrapped around it, capturing the heat during the cold season. The end …

Furniture

12 of the Most Embarrassing Cars Ever Built by Otherwise Excellent Automakers

These cars were the black sheep of their automotive families.<p>Black sheep—seemingly every family has at least one. That's true of automotive families, as well. The one model that's considered not as good as the others, an embarrassment that most would rather forget. At club gatherings, it's the car …

Toyota's "Marty McFly" Tacoma Shows What's Missing From The Future We Got

Why were Marty's 1985 taillights so much better than the ones we get in 2015?<p>Today was "Back to the Future Day." Did you hear? A bunch of fun corporations made a bunch of dumb tweet jokes to try and ride the coattails of our nostalgia for a campy movie where a little dolt drives a DeLorean into …

The Toyota Supra Runs on Equal Parts Hype and Gasoline

But it's still incredible.<p>The final Supra wasn't a sports car.<p>It was 3285 pounds of co-branding and moist-palm imagination. This is the car that <i>WON</i>. This is the car that survived the first movie. This is the car that scored, lost its virginity before prom night, and proved its teacher wrong in …

Autos

"Driving an Old Car Just Seems so Much Nicer than Driving a New Car"

Jay Leno spends some time with the legendary Porsche 356.<p>Any doctor can go out and buy a new Porsche 911, but it takes one with especially good taste to trade his modern 911 out in favor of a 1964 Porsche 356C.<p>In the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, Jay talks to Dr. Anand Rajani about the 356 …

Aston Martin’s DB10 Is A Menacing Supercar

Tailor-made for a secret agent<p>Hollywood director Sam Mendes doesn’t usually design high-performance sports cars. But he made an exception for James Bond. Mendes, who directed the latest 007 franchise film (in theaters November 6), worked with legendary auto designer Marek Reichman to create the …

James Bond

Adrian Newey Says Red Bull Is Being Forced out of Formula One

The engine supply situation turns dire.<p>Red Bull Racing, one of the most decorated teams of the last few Formula One seasons, is in danger of not even being on the grid next year. Earlier this year, Red Bull got out of their contract with Renault as an engine supplier, something they desperately …

Here's How Different Types of Differentials Work

Everything you needed to know, and what makes them all different.<p><i>From the October 2015 issue of Car and Driver.</i><p>Open Differential<p><b>What It Does</b><p>Splits engine torque into two outputs, each of which is able to rotate at a different speed.<p><b>Shortcomings</b><p>When one tire loses traction, the opposing tire also …

The Newest Manual Transmissions Are Barely Manual

So many aids make them less manual than you think.<p>A constant refrain that you hear from rabid car fans is how the manual transmission is dying and we need to "save the manuals." We're frequently a party that is praising automakers when they make cars with a manual and deride them when one goes away.<p>…

Fit for a god? Ancient booty discovered in Transylvania

Two large stashes of bronze weapons and jewelry, from the eighth century B.C., have been discovered in southern Transylvania, in Romania.<p>The hoards date back to a time before minted currency had been invented or writing had spread to this part of Europe.<p>Within the collections, which held 300 and 50 …

Tesla Finally Launches Their Design-Packed Model X

Wanna know why it took so long to make? Look at the freakin' features<p>Yesterday Tesla launched their highly-anticipated Model X, the design-packed SUV …

Could Ancient Greek Myths Hint at Contact With South America?

The ancient Greek myth of Cadmus battling a snake could be an allegory for the discovery of the Amazon River, said Dr. Enrico Mattievich, a retired …

16 pyramids discovered in ancient cemetery

The remains of 16 pyramids with tombs underneath have been discovered in a cemetery near the ancient town of Gematon in Sudan.<p>They date back around 2,000 years, to a time when a kingdom called "Kush" flourished in Sudan. Pyramid building was popular among the Kushites. They built them until their …

Perfect pre-Roman era tomb discovered at Pompeii

"Pompeii continues to be an inexhaustible source of scientific discoveries," Massimo Osanna, superintendent at the ancient city site, said in a statement.<p>The tomb, unearthed by a team from the French Jean Berard Centre in Naples in southern Italy, dates back to the Samnite era, and is located at …

Archaeology

Rescuing Ancient Seeds From a War-Torn City

One of the world’s most important seed banks has left Syria, and it won’t be returning.<p>Aleppo, Syria, has as good a claim as any to the title of “world’s oldest city.” It is certainly among the longest to be continuously inhabited. There are hints that nomads camped out just north of Aleppo, as …

War

Jimmy Kimmel challenged Tobey Maguire to a stoic game of Connect Four last night

Jimmy Kimmel has been fairly candid about his disdain for Jimmy Fallon’s whole “let’s play games with celebrities” shtick, but he took things to a …

The Honda 2&4 Is a MotoGP-Powered Track Car for People Scared of Motorcycles

All of the speed and the handling. Wearing leathers optional.<p>For those of you out there who are, like me, enthralled by the open air freedom of a motorcycle but intimidated by the risks associated with motorcycling, Honda has a solution. Following last month's Project 2&4 teaser, Honda has released …

Motorcycles

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