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Hopeful Images From 2017

2017 has been another year of news stories that produced photos which can often be difficult or disturbing to view. I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year. The following are images of personal victories, families and friends at play, expressions of love …

What if dinosaurs hadn’t died out?

Imagine a world where an asteroid hadn’t wiped out the dinosaurs. What would have happened afterwards – and how might their presence have affected mammals like us?<p>It was the kind of cataclysm that we can scarcely imagine. When an asteroid 15km-wide (nine miles) slammed into planet Earth 66 million …

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Movie Premiere: Taron Egerton And Colin Firth Lead Stars On Red Carpet

🍿 🍿 🍿<p>The stars of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ are all set to descend on London’s Leicester Square on Monday evening (18 September), for the …

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Styling Size-Up: Mercedes-AMG Project One vs. Aston Martin Valkyrie

A look at two radically styled hypercars<p>We finally got to see the long-rumored hypercar from Mercedes-AMG at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and its F1-derived specs didn’t disappoint. But how did AMG do on Project One’s styling? Take a look below and decide for yourself.<p>There have been many …

Found: 4 Affordable Overlanders You Could Happily Camp with for the Weekend

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> We love scouring the internet for reasons to spend money we don’t have on cars we daydream about owning, and these are our picks this …

BMW Board Member Wants to Ditch Old-Fashioned Car Keys

Is it time to say adios?<p>Car keys may be heading down the same road as the combustion engine, manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive—off to that big junkyard in the sky, at least if you believe the latest news coming out of Frankfurt.<p><i>Reuters</i> is reporting that BMW is currently reviewing the …

These electric cars will challenge Tesla in the next 5 years

Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes are just a few companies that are planning to unveil an electric car by 2020. We got a glimpse of what they have in store at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

Aspark Owl Electric Supercar

Building a supercar is a notoriously difficult proposition. Just ask Lyons, Devel, and a bevy of other small builders who tried to make it work. But …

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a Retro Dream Racer Come to Life

This authentic old-school racer holds a bleeding-edge all-electric power train under the handmade steel body panels.<p>Imagine discovering a Japanese …

This electric car prototype is built for Africa's rural roads

With few exceptions, most electric cars are delicate, expensive creatures designed for paved streets and well-heeled early adopters. And that makes them ill-suited to rural Africa – many roads away from the cities aren't paved at all, and just about any EV would be out of reach. That's where the …

This dumper truck is the world’s largest electric vehicle with a massive 700 kWh battery pack

The advent of electric transportation in sectors like trucks and buses has led to insane amounts of energy storage going into some vehicles, but now we have a new record.<p>A partnership between two Swiss companies converted a Komatsu dumper truck with a giant 700 kWh battery pack. This single …

Aston Martin wants to get involved in F1 engines

Luxury automaker could become the Red Bull team's title sponsor<p>LONDON — British luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin is looking to get more engaged in Formula One, chief executive Andy Palmer said on Sunday amid speculation of a title partnership with Red Bull and future engine involvement.<p>"We want …

Electric motorhomes are coming: a new RV powered by solar panels and 91 kWh battery pack

With the electrification of transport reaching vehicles like a 110-ton Komatsu dumper, it’s difficult to understand why battery-powered motorhomes are not a thing yet. The new VW electric microbus comes close to it, but it lacks the size and functionalities of a motorhome.<p>Now a new prototype of an …

New Mazda Rotary Concept Coming to Tokyo Motor Show

The rotary tease continues<p>Earlier this month, we reported that Mazda is still interested in bringing back the rotary engine, but at the moment, it needs to focus on profits. So, despite earlier rumors that an RX-9 had been greenlit for production, don’t expect a production rotary sports car anytime …