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Seven of the world’s riskiest roads

In many cases, these routes are less travelled for a reason: they feature terrifying drop-offs, unpredictable mudslides and a complete lack of concrete paving. Yet people still go.<p>As Robert Frost knew well, the road less travelled is often the more interesting choice – at least when it comes to …

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

One diesel sports car to rule them all

Back in 2006, boutique British carmaker Trident announced a plan to build a 200mph diesel-powered supercar. It was an audacious promise, to be sure, but the company followed through, building a running prototype in 2008 – right around the time Audi unwrapped a version of its R8 supercar with a …

2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Insects Rejoice: The new baby Lambo is too slippery to kill bugs, and likely too docile to kill supercar novices.<p>You expect a lot of things to happen when you drive a Lamborghini Huracán. It’s a supercar, after all, capable of 202 mph and running from zero to 60 mph in an estimated 2.9 seconds. It …

2015 Jaguar F-type R Roadster

The sweetest kittens have the sharpest claws.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A 2015 Jaguar F-type R roadster undergoing testing in Germany. Although the test team has made a gallant effort, no amount of squiggly-patterned vinyl wrap can hide the large front air splitter that appears to be even bigger than that of the …

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-class Plug-In Hybrid Spy Photos

Plug it, already.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A Mercedes-Benz C-class with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, spied somewhere more exotic than our Michigan environs. (That could be nearly anywhere, but in this case means Southern Europe.) The nice-looking backdrop is fitting, because it’s in glamorous places like this …

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Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

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8 Million Flower Petals Shower a Costa Rican Village in a Cascade of Color

See what happens to one tiny tropical village in Costa Rica when showered with 8 million flower petals for Sony’s new 4K TV campaign. Shot over a …

Curiosity Rover Photographs Bright ‘Light’ on Mars, Cue Conspiracy Theorists

Take a look at the photo above. It was taken recently by the Mars Curiosity Rover and contains a ‘light’ in the top left that has caused such a fuss …