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U.S. women end Canada's streak to win hockey gold at Winter Olympics

U.S. women end Canada's streak to win hockey gold in shootout at 2018 Winter Olympics<p>Kevin Allen | USA TODAY Sports<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea — A gold-medal women’s Olympic hockey game for the ages was deserving of a winning goal that no one will soon forget.<p>Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, the sixth U.S. …

Ice Hockey

Gold at last: U.S. scores third-period equalizer, wins in shootout

The United States erased the horrors of past performances with a shootout win against Canada to capture the gold medal.<p>Emily Pfalzer scored in the …

Olympics

No joke! Honda-powered Toro Rosso makes trouble-free debut

LONDON (Reuters) - Honda's partnership with the Toro Rosso Formula One team got off to a positive start on Wednesday with a seemingly smooth track debut of their new car on a limited mileage filming day in Italy.<p>"Trouble-free day!! No joke," commented French driver Pierre Gasly on Twitter.<p>New …

Toro Rosso

Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows

At least 90% of the ancestry of Britons was replaced by a wave of migrants, who arrived about 4,500 years ago, say researchers<p>The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker folk, a wave of migrants about 4,500 years ago who brought with …

Archaeology

The Best Inline-Fours Of Yesterday And Today

The first chapters of my road biking history are about teenage bravado, rushes of adrenaline measured by the distance between an apex and an open …

Motorcycles

Japanese “forest medicine” is the art of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

NASA Tests Giant Rocket Engine Right After Mike Pence Praises Falcon Heavy

NASA's answer to the Falcon Heavy.<p>Filed Under NASA<p>On Wednesday at the Stennis Space Center is Mississippi, NASA fired up one of the 16 massive rocket …

Space Exploration

Amateur astronomer witnesses something scientists have been waiting decades for

Victor Buso is a locksmith. He spends his days fiddling with locks and keys, and in his spare time he stares into the heavens in the observatory he …

Astrophysics

Get ready for the era of hypersonic flight — at five times the speed of sound

The sleek aircraft, really more rocket than plane, dropped from the wing of a B-52 before shooting through the sky above Point Mugu Sea Range off the California coast, leaving a long, white contrail in its wake.<p>The unmanned X-51A hit Mach 4.8, almost five times the speed of sound, with help from a …

Aerospace

Lindsey Vonn shows how to win bronze

JEONGSEON, South Korea — The United States has a fixation at the Olympics on winning gold. Lindsey Vonn showed Wednesday how to win bronze.<p>“I skied a …

Olympics

This is the astonishing Ferrari 488 Pista

A new Ferrari is always something special, but the Ferrari 488 Pista promises to be even more unusual than most. Revealed today ahead of its official …

Sports Cars

Trump Furious After Twitter’s Bot Purge Leaves Him with Fourteen Followers

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump was reportedly “furious” on Wednesday morning after a purge of right-wing bots by Twitter left him with a total of fourteen remaining followers, aides have confirmed.<p>Rising at 3 <i>A.M.</i> to engage in one of his trademark early-morning tweetstorms, Trump …

Donald Trump

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

Ford Mustangs come straight from the dealership with 800 hp for $40k

That's a hell of a deal.<p>Last week, we wrote about the 1,000-horsepower, SVE-tuned Yenko Camaro available through Chevy dealers. But if a Camaro isn't your thing, there are places to go for a brand-new, turnkey car with a lot more horsepower than what the factory once gave it. Lebanon Ford, for …

Sports Cars

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Happiness

Is the Yellowstone supervolcano about to erupt? Huge ‘earthquake swarm’ causes 200 tremors in just 10 days

Yellowstone is the home of a gigantic volcano which will cause devastation on a gigantic scale when it finally goes kaboom.<p>Now US Geological Survey …

Geology

‘Annihilation’ Is Mind-Blowing, and the Best Sci-Fi Film in Years

Filmmaker Alex Garland’s (‘Ex Machina’) latest follows a team of female scientists, led by Natalie Portman, into a mysterious expanding portal that …

Stanley Kubrick

Japanese skater doesn't think North Korean opponent intentionally tried to trip him

North Korean short-track speed skater Jong Kwang Bom was disqualified during the Winter Olympic heats of the men’s 500 meters on Tuesday. Jong fell twice before the eventual disqualification, and on his first appearance, Jong appeared to try to trip Japanese skater Ryosuke Sakazume.<p>When the …

North Korea

Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokeswoman.<p>Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in Pyeongchang with his wife Bryzgalova …

Russia

The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Bends The World To Its Will

Only a handful of Americans will buy a 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser. But ask anyone who knows this vehicle and they’ll talk about it with the kind of …

Land Rover

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, fasting for days, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly keeps …

Diabetes

Mother's nightmare at Mexico resort: 'There is more to this deeper, darker story than we know'

MILWAUKEE — She didn’t walk out.<p>That much Karen Newton knows about the night her 22-year-old daughter went missing from their room at a luxury resort in Mexico’s alluring Riviera Maya.<p>She <i>couldn’t</i> walk. She could barely stand. It was 1:30 a.m. when her daughter had come back to the room from the …

Crime

Billy Graham, evangelist pastor and counselor to presidents, dead at age 99

Billy Graham, the charismatic North Carolina pastor who took his evangelizing crusades around the country and the globe, died on Wednesday morning, according to officials of his organization. He was 99.<p>Graham achieved a reach unlike any other evangelist, serving as a counselor or minister to a …

Joel Osteen

These Insane 4-Month Cruises Will Take You Around the World Next Year

Imagine if you could tell Sir Francis Drake that someday, people could sail around the world in under 100 days, with open bars, nightly comedy shows, …

Cruise Ships

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 First Test: Burning Rubber in Style

Can a midcycle refresh make the S63 significantly quicker?<p>It’s hard to overstate how incredible the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is. The interior’s opulence is more in line with a Bentley or Rolls-Royce than a BMW 7 Series, yet we tested a 2014 S63 hitting 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Toss the …

Mercedes-Benz

The 2018 Volkswagen Arteon Is A Gorgeous Grand Tourer But I'm Not Sure Who It's For

Volkswagen <i>really</i> needs to decide what it wants to be when it grows up. Or gets out of a financial and regulatory prison sentence, I guess. And the …

Volkswagen Arteon

SpaceX to use a net boat called ‘Mr. Steven’ to recover next rocket fairing

SpaceX is all about reducing the cost of launching things into space, and right now one of those costs it think it can eliminate is having to use a new fairing every time it launches a rocket. The fairing is basically the shell at the top of the rocket that protects whatever cargo’s being launched …

Space Travel

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Debuts, Looks Bad-Ass Because It Is

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is Stuttgart’s answer to those who find that the $300,000-ish GT2 RS is out of reach. To the eye, the track-ready GT3 RS looks much like that one-digit-smaller, megapower Nürburgring blitzer, as the two cars’ wide-bodied exteriors share quite a lot, including …

Sports Cars

Black Panther’s Four-Day Total: $404 Million Worldwide and a Slew of Shattered Records

The superhero film’s domestic haul was a jaw-dropping $235 million, miles ahead of original tracking numbers.<p>Early numbers indicated that <i>Black Panther</i> would make between $100 million and $120 million in its opening weekend. As hype and wild pre-sale ticket numbers grew, though, that humble number …

Film Industry

The Best Times to Visit Italy for Good Weather, Deals, and Wine

Deciding where to travel in Italy — and when — all boils down to taste. Beaches or vineyards? Bustling cities, or quiet and secluded rural …

Italy