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Sensual, Ethereal Watercolors Reinterpret the Female Form

Fahren Feingold's paintings bloom and radiate with ethereal energy and the occasional splash of bright color.<p>It can be challenging to honor the female figure without perceived hyper-sexualization. This is exactly the paradigm that artist Fahren Feingold seeks to combat through her watercolors of …

Mercedes Put an Ad in a Magazine Looking For a Replacement F1 Driver

The Mercedes F1 team isn't leaving any stone unturned for its new driver.<p>Last week, 2016 Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg shocked the world by announcing his retirement just five days after his title win in Abu Dhabi. This unexpected departure left the Mercedes Petronas team with a glaring …

Motor Racing

Racing Legend Denied a LaFerrari Aperta Drops Lawsuit, Says Acura NSX Is Better than LaFerrari Anyway

Preston Henn sued Ferrari after he was denied an allocation for a LaFerrari Aperta. He's now dropped his first lawsuit, but not without some choice words for the Italian marque.<p>The man who owns what could be the most expensive car on earth has called an end to his lawsuit against Ferrari. A new and …

Supercars

27 Gifts Only People Who Love Art Will Appreciate

And they don't cost that much... Monet.

George Harrison Is Still Classic Rock’s Best-Kept Secret

Overshadowed during his life by his role in the world’s biggest band, The Quiet One was so much more than just the Beatles—he was classic rock’s …

Here's How Much Power a Ford Focus RS Actually Puts Down on a Dyno

The stock numbers are no joke, but a few simple mods really wake this car up.<p>The Ford Focus RS is a pretty quick car out of the box. With 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque claimed by the factory, it can smoke a lot of other cars on the road. The guys at Blake's Garage decided to park an RS …

Sports Cars

Ken Block's Hoonicorn Mustang Makes 1400 Twin-Turbo Horsepower Now

Hoonicorn 2 gets a pair of gnarly turbos and runs on methanol now. Yeah, that'll roast some tires.<p>You know the Hoonicorn. Ken Block's 845-hp, all-wheel drive freak machine, <i>very</i> loosely styled after a 1965 Mustang, with a Roush Yates racing V8 under the hood.<p>There's even more under the hood now. …

Carbon Fiber

How Ford Got V8-Level Torque Out of a Four-Cylinder Mustang

It's much easier than you'd think.<p>Ford Performance released a calibration kit for the EcoBoost Mustang this week, and the numbers are very impressive. The EcoBoost's 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder now produces 335 horsepower, up from 310 stock, and rather astoundingly, 390 lb-ft of torque, a …

Sports Cars

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback revealed; gets turbo, manual - Auto Industry News

Anton Andres / Honda Press | August 15, 2016 20:08<p>Turbo models to be available with manual transmissions<p>After the Civic Hatchback Prototype made its …

Usain Bolt's famous photo turns into the internet's funniest meme

Usain Bolt is not only one of the greatest athletes of all time; he is now one of the greatest memes.<p>The moment Cameron Spencer of Getty Images snapped Usain Bolt posing for the camera while destroying the competition in the 100M, the photo became the enduring image of Bolt. Cocky, confident and …

Rio Olympics

Brazilian Olympic Divers Split After One's "Marathon Sex Session" Prevents the Other From Sleeping

The pair finished in last place after allegedly getting into a huge fight.<p>According to the <i>Daily Mail</i>, Brazilian Olympic synchronized divers Ingrid Oliveira and Giovanna Pedroso will not compete together again after Oliveira allegedly had a "marathon sex session" with another Olympic athlete the …

Olympic fans injured outside arena when camera falls

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Seven people were injured Monday when an elevated television camera plummeted more than 60 feet to the ground Monday in the …

66 long-lost polaroids of madonna in '83 show a mega star on the verge

Photographer Richard Corman looks back on meeting and shooting the charismatic East Village club kid as she was poised for stratospheric stardom.<p>In June 1983, Madonna was an ambitious 24-year-old getting some heat on the club charts. When photographer Richard Corman met the young singer, she served …

Aretha Franklin

London Craft Week 2016: The most exciting artists to look out for

Last year London Craft Week launched with incredible success as it opened the doors to London's myriad studios, galleries, ateliers and brands …

Figures of Birds Emerge from a Kinetic Flurry of Spray Paint | Colossal

<p>Brazilian artist L7M (previously) depicts owls, ducks, sparrows, and other birds materializing from a chaotic swirl of dripped paint and flourishes …

Art

You Need to Stop Hugging Your Dog, Study Finds

Never!<p>With their sweet faces, soft fur, and huge dumb grins, dogs were basically born to be hugged. As a species, they evolved over thousands of …

Pets

Great News: Artists Might Share Common Traits With Psychopaths

A new study confirms what many studio assistants already know.<p>Great and not at all scary news, art world: A recent study published in the Personality and Individual Differences <i></i>journal concluded that you may want to be wary of the artists, actors, and musicians in your life, seeing as they often …

Japan's 'vagina artist' to wed Scottish rock musician

One is Japan’s self-proclaimed “vagina artist” who is facing obscenity charges after creating a kayak inspired by her genitals.<p>The other is a cowboy hat-wearing Scottish musician renowned for a string of folk rock hits.<p>Despite their apparent differences, Megumi Igarashi, 44, and Mike Scott, 57, the …

Watch Tupac Discuss Income Inequality and Donald Trump in This Unaired 1992 Interview Clip

"There's no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don't have houses."<p><i>Screenshot via MTV News</i><p>Income inequality. Giving people a level economic playing field. Donald Trump.<p>You'd be forgiven for assuming that someone bringing these topics up was talking about the 2016 …

Secret Rooms Installed Inside Abandoned Manhole Covers on the Streets of Milan | Colossal

<p>In this new series of outdoor installations artist Biancoshock has turned abandoned manhole covers on the streets of Milan into cramped miniature …

Miniature

Visual Artist Uses PANTONE Swatch-Like Chips To Create Erotic Artworks

<b>We previously featured</b> classic paintings recreated with PANTONE swatches.<p><b>Visual artist</b> Nick Smith is back with a new series of artworks that is …

Marshall Major II Bluetooth headphones: they last for ages and sound great too

With over 30 hours battery life, great controls and a compact design, Marshall’s first wireless headphones carry on the good work of the vintage amplifier company<p>British audio brand Marshall has taken its first steps into the wireless headphone world with a brand new version of its Major II, which …

Tesla’s latest car aims to switch on middle classes

Tesla is set to unveil the Model 3, its long-anticipated pitch to middle-class drivers and a key component in founder Elon Musk’s vision to drive electric cars into the mainstream.<p>Tesla Motors, until now a purveyor of luxurious all-electric cars with equally luxurious price-tags, plans to sell the …

This Company Recycles Cigarette Butts And Turns Them Into Plastic

"We haven’t found anything that we can’t recycle."<p>Cigarette butts are everywhere - clogging up our streets, littering our beaches - and for decades …

Pollution

Human DNA found in a Neandertal woman

Humans and Neandertals may have hooked up much earlier than previously thought.<p>Early ancestors of humans in Africa interbred with Neandertals about …

Italian Street Artist Blu Destroys 20 Years of His Own Work to Protest Upcoming Exhibition

Politics<p>"The only thing left to do is making these paintings disappear," the artist wrote.<p>,<p>Italian street artist Blu spent the weekend systematically …

Man deliberately drove into a showroom and went bumper car mad

Hell hath no fury like a car buyer scorned.<p>This security camera footage of an angry man driving his car into a car showroom in Beijing, China, and …

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Honda's hydrogen-powered Clarity goes on sale in Japan

Hydrogen-powered cars are less efficient and environmentally friendly than EVs, but nobody can deny that they're more practical. Case in point is Honda's Clarity fuel-cell vehicle (FCV), which is now on sale to select buyers in Japan. Unlike EVs, which can go a maximum of around 270 miles (in the …