Jim Shaver

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Your Eyes Are Not Ready To Witness The 4K Birth Of The Newest RWB Porsche

Japan’s most insane Porsche tuner, Akira Nakai-san, set up shop in Florida for a recent build, and two automotive filmmakers documented it all in …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)

Carl Sagan may have passed away almost twenty years ago, but he continues to influence minds of all generations through intellectual heirs like Neil …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Has A Mission For You: Let’s Make America Smart Again

The “StarTalk” host offers some much-needed "cosmic perspective."<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a <i>really</i> good idea for the next four years: “Let’s make America smart again.”<p>The “StarTalk” host shared his plan on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Wednesday night, a play on President-elect …

Stephen Colbert

'I just wanted to show a sign': protester relives Trump fans' attack at Nevada rally – video

Austyn Crites tells how his plan to hold up a protest sign at a Trump rally ended in violence and the involvement of the Secret Service and police in Reno. ‘All of sudden these people next to me are getting violent,’ says the self-proclaimed Republican, who was wrestled and placed in a chokehold on …

Here's How to Turn Any Old Garage Into the Car Space of Your Dreams

Expert detailer Larry Kosilla takes us through the two-month long process of turning his two-car garage into a haven for his obsession.<p>All of us hope to create our own dream garage. Such a place is a sanctuary for gearheads to store and work on their cars, and make memories with friends and family. …

Mark Cuban’s first impressions of Trump 17 years ago provide a window into how he views him today

In a post on his personal blog titled "Thank you, Donald," the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank" responded to a quote from Trump regarding Cuban's show, "The Benefactor," which would last for just one season.<p>Trump had compared the show to his hit series, "The …

Donald Trump

viks GT Lamborghini Bike

Lamborghinis are defined by much more than just their performance and monstrous engines. Each car from the Italian marque <i>looks</i> amazing. They all give …

Lamborghini

Ten Obvious Ways To Be A Better Driver

You probably think you’re a great driver. Studies show that most people think they are better drivers than everyone else. If everyone is better, than …

How a fine spray of water can help automakers build cleaner engines

The first production BMW fitted with a water-injection system was the M4 GTS, a limited-edition model with a six-digit price tag. The GTS sold out …

Land Rover

World's most amazing toilets and locations, from Lonely Planet | CNN Travel

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

A Video Reminder That Rally Drivers Are The Greatest In Existence

There is no doubt in my mind that a kid who learned to operate a car using rally techniques would be the fastest driver in existence.<p>Watch this video …

New Hampshire

The Chicago Tribune just unearthed a photo of Bernie Sanders getting arrested at a protest 50 years ago

The Chicago Tribune discovered a photo of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders getting arrested by Chicago police at a 1963 civil-rights rally in the city. The newspaper published the photo Saturday.<p>Sanders, now a Vermont senator, was arrested, charged with resisting arrest, and found …

Alpine Is Back With a Delightfully Lightweight, Mid-Engine, French Sports Car

This is just a concept, but it's supposed to be very close to production. We're excited.<p>The Alpine A110 was the epitome of the sports car in the 1960s. Combining a lightweight, mid-engined layout with an elegant, swooping body made the A110 a sort of mini-supercar. There has been chatter for a long …

Sports Cars

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Significance of Gravitational Waves and How They Were Detected

Occurred on June 17, 2018 / Aurora, Ontario, Canada"Van Gogh (VG for short) is a wild chipmunk from...<p>"Me commentary the pure skill of juggling and …

Watch the Entire 50-Year Evolution of the Porsche 911

From the spindly, air-cooled 901 of 1964 to today's water-cooled, turbocharged beasts, the 911 has gone through a lot of changes in the past half-century.<p>The joke about Porsche never changing the design of the 911 is, at best, played out. Yes, the car has maintained a similar silhouette over the …

Gravitational Wave Announcement Breaks The Internet

Or at least a few very nerdy websites<p>Scientists have finally detected a phenomenon predicted by Einstein 100 years ago, and the news is exploding across Twitter and Facebook.<p>Far away, two black holes are colliding, and instruments here on Earth detected the gravitational waves that resulted. The …

These Quotes From Carl Sagan Will Make You Feel at One With The Cosmos

Awe-inspiring stuff.<p>We live in a grand Universe, full of mystery, beauty, and the potential for life. Yet we rarely stop to marvel at our place in …

Putting The Biggest Sportbike Motor In The Smallest Motorcycle Is The Best Worst Idea Possible

There is a reason why sportbikes are long, keep a lot of weight over the front, and have front ends that don’t turn a ton and have beefy steering …

BMW's Radical W-3 Cruiser | UP TO SPEED

It’s been a decade since <b>BMW</b> cancelled the R1200C, but the firm has always intended to make a return to the cruiser category. Now we’ve seen the first …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

France to pave 1,000 kilometers of road with solar panels

In a major step forward for green energy, the French government has announced plans to install solar photovoltaic panels on 1,000 kilometers (621 …

Solar Panels

'Ant Simulator' Cancelled After Devs Blow Crowdfunding Money On Booze And Strippers

The cancellation of <i>Ant Simulator</i> is one of the most disheartening stories about crowdfunding indie games I’ve heard. It’s also one of the most outrageous and crazy, filled with betrayal and greed and tragedy.<p>Lead programmer Eric Tereshinski, along with two business partners, raised money on …

America has a new supercar — Henrik Fisker's VLF Force 1

If all goes according to plan — and from what Fisker and one of his partners, auto industry legend Bob Lutz, told me, the plan is being made up as they go along — VLF will sell both old Fisker Karmas outfitted with Corvette engines and a $200,000-plus supercar, the Force 1.<p>I checked out the Force 1 …

Stephen Colbert just made Donald Trump debate Donald Trump, and it’s better than the entire GOP debate

Colbert is ready to fight for the 24 million viewers up for grabs in a Trump vs. Trump Off!<p>Sarah Burris<p>January 29, 2016 10:35pm (UTC)<p>The fact that Donald Trump sat out Thursday night's debate because of his ongoing feud with Megyn Kelly made Stephen Colbert not want to even watch the debate. He …

Yes, this vintage Toyota could sell for more than $1 million at auction

In 2013, another 2000GT became the first Japanese car — in fact, the first car from anywhere in Asia — to sell at auction for more than $1 million.<p>The car, designed in partnership with Yamaha Motor Company in the early 1960's, has been called "Japan's E-type."<p>The 2000 GT also achieved some success …

Massive Space Telescope Is Finally Coming Together

This week, NASA is set to reach a milestone on one of its most ambitious projects. If all goes to plan, workers will finish assembling the huge mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope — an $8 billion successor to the famous Hubble telescope.<p>"So far, everything — knock on wood — is going quite …

Universe

There's now an Oregon-esque self-styled 'militia' protesting in Flint, Michigan, about the government's role in the water crisis

A self-styled "militia" — one that shares similar ideas with the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon — is now joining in Flint, Michigan's recovery effort after a public health disaster involving the city's water supply.<p>The group, which calls itself the Genesee County Volunteer Militia …

Airline staff reveal industry's biggest secrets

Did you know that the two pilots on a flight are served different meals - and cannot share - to avoid both being struck down with food poisoning?<p>This is just one of the revelations to come from an online airline confession session this week.<p>When a user on the website Reddit asked those who have …