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Use What You Have: Commercial Photography on a Budget

Surely it is no surprise to any of you that photography has become a world driven lifestyle. But, what many might miss in their never-ending quest of …

Top Performance Cars of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

View 88 Photos<p>There's one auto show and one auto show only in the U.S. where all of the major automakers pull out the stops to show off what's hot. You've got something cool? The guy in the next booth over has something cooler.<p>As the fastest, most technologically advanced and shiniest cars enter …

Autos

First 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, COPO Camaro Going to Auction

If you want bragging rights to the first 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to roll off the line then be prepared to fight and pay more than its MSRP of $75,000. Chevrolet announced that it will auction off “the rights to purchase” the first retail-production <b>2014 Camaro Z/2</b>8 this weekend. Also going on the …

The Five Most Important Production Vehicles at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

The Cars With Brands On Their Back, For Better Or Worse<p>Detroit has plenty to offer even the hungriest auto enthusiast. At the 2014 Detroit auto show, there were great concept vehicles to stretch the imagination such as the Toyota FT-1, the Nissan Sport Sedan, and the Mercedes Benz S-Class Coupe …

Detroit Auto Show

2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe Long-Term Update 2

Big Gulp: The Gran Coupe Loves a Drink<p>The first time it happened was annoying. The second time it happened was surprising. Now it’s happened a third time, and I’m a little alarmed. We’ve done just under 6000 miles together, the 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe and I, and my Bavarian beauty is now demanding …

Mazda Delays Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine Again for U.S.

2014 Mazda 6 out looking for its diesel engine.<p>The latest Mazda 6 is already a winner in our book, literally: It won its first comparison test and was subsequently awarded a spot on our 2014 10Best Cars roster. And it pulled those tricks with just one available engine. Of course, we’ve known a …

2015 Kia K900 V-6 Rated at 18/27 MPG, V-8 Model at 15/23 MPG

The 2015 Kia K900 will be the brand’s first-ever rear-drive flagship when it lands stateside in the first quarter of this year. When the sedan debuted at the L.A. auto show, Kia was able to tell us everything we wanted to know save for one crucial detail: official fuel economy. Now, the EPA has …

2015 Lexus RC F: Watch Detroit Show Unveiling Live

We’ve already seen a good view of the 2015 Lexus RC F First Look”> “slinky” sexiness (as observed by MT Tech Editor Frank Markus) that is the 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe.<br>The sports coupe, which many experts and auto fans are saying is a great homage to the BMW M4, is arguably the best use of the spindle …

Leaked 2015 Chrysler 200 Photos Scatter Across the Web

The 2015 Chrysler 200 was scheduled to debut at next week’s 2014 Detroit auto show, but a significant number of photos have recently leaked on the web. That said, here are a dozen or so photos revealing a clear view of Chrysler’s upcoming entrant in the midsize sedan segment.<p>Overall, the 2015 200 …

2014 Scion FR-S, tC Monogram Series to Sport High-End Goodies in Detroit

View 18 Photos<p>The 2014 Scion FR-S and tC Coupe are by no means premium vehicles, but the new Monogram Series is about to change all that. Debuting at the 2014 Detroit auto show, the limited-edition coupes show off features not normally seen on Scions, including Alcantara trim, HID headlights, and a …

Detroit Auto Show

2014 Nissan Leaf Base Price Increased by $180 to $29,830

Nissan has released pricing for the 2014 Leaf electric vehicle, which carries a base MSRP of $29,830 including destination. The price represents a slight increase of $180 from the 2013 Nissan Leaf S base model.<p>We should note that Nissan significantly reduced Leaf’s pricing last year by up to $3280 …

Audi Lighting Concept: Could This Be the Next-Generation A8's Interior in Disguise?

Audi showed off a ton of cool stuff at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, most notable being the 2015 TT sports car’s interior, but one of our favorite things at the automaker’s stand was a relatively out-of-the-way concept. Stuck in a back room with Audi’s new laser headlights, …

The Gallery at the MGM Grand: A shinier side of Detroit

The Detroit auto show, where previews begin 13 January, will have no shortage of special machinery on view.<p>But most of the lust-inducing exotica will be reserved for the Gallery – an invitation-only soiree held at the MGM Grand Detroit two days prior. Among the shiny baubles are a Ferrari F12 …

Ferrari

2015 Kia K900 Fuel-Economy Figures Released

It’s not a very well-kept secret that Kia’s first true luxury car, the K900, is based on parent company Hyundai’s trailblazing Genesis sedan platform. However differentiated the two may be visually, there’s no getting around their shared architecture—and nearly identical V-6 and V-8 engines mated …

2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD

Only one major complaint, and Mazda's already fixed it.<p><b>Months in Fleet:</b> 15 months<b><br>Current Mileage:</b> 40,258 miles<b><br>Average Fuel Economy:</b> 28 mpg<b><br>Average Range:</b> 428 miles<b><br>Service:</b> $549<b><br>Normal Wear:</b> $0<b><br>Repair:</b> $0<b><br>Damage and Destruction:</b> $767<p>TESTED<p>Our long-term 2013 CX-5 arrived at our Ann Arbor HQ in the spring …

9 Sources of Inspiration for Photography

Lately, I have had several people ask me what inspires me to paint and take photographs. This really got me to thinking about what makes me do what I …

1914: life before war – in pictures

The world was soon be plunged into the horror of war, but in the early months of 1914 in Britain, the carnage of the trenches seemed unimaginable

How Neuroscience Will Fight Five Age-Old Afflictions

Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more<p>1) SEIZURES<p><b>A device delivers targeted drugs to calm overactive neurons</b><p>For years, large clinical trials have treated people with epilepsy using so-called deep-brain stimulation: surgically implanted electrodes that can detect a seizure and …

Quadrantid meteor and aurora on January 3

In 2014, as the Quadrantid meteors were flying, those at far northern latitudes were seeing auroras.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in …

From Untold Billions To None: How Passenger Pigeons Went Extinct

Their population plummeted with the advent of the railroad and logging in the late 1800s.<p>It's hard to fathom how many passenger pigeons there once were, but writer Joel Greenberg tries to paint a picture in his book, <i>A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction</i>, as …

Staff Picks: The Best of 2013

We’re all incredibly lucky here at <i>Motor Trend</i>. Day in and day out, we get to do what we love: drive, test, and review the latest and greatest cars, trucks, and SUVs on the market. So even when things are (relatively) bad, it’s still all good. With 2014 just around the corner, our staffers have …

Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

Photography,Malala Yousafzai,Roberto Mancini,Nigel Farage,Rafe Spall,Chloe Smith,Nigel Kennedy,Zawe Ashton,Haim,Iain Banks,Alistair Darling,Ruth Wilson,Robbie Rogers,Chris Froome,Keir Starmer,Laura Mvula<p>From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits …

Zombie Ants: Crowdfunding Website Launched for Research

Zombie ants are intriguing to scientists. The zombie part happens when a fungus takes control of an ant’s brain, in order to reproduce, eventually …

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Four new species found off Scottish coast

Marine scientists have hailed the discovery of four new species of sea creature in deep ocean waters off the coast of Scotland.<p>The new species – a large sea snail, two kinds of clam and a marine worm – were found during Marine Scotland surveys around the Rockall plateau in the north Atlantic. …