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The Post-Petrol Age Gets an Amazing New Superbike | WIRED

Finally, an electric motorcycle as slick as a Tesla, and even faster. But be careful, chief: Grab that throttle and you get instant and constant …

L.L.Bean’s Iconic Boots Are Still The Best at Keeping Your Feet Warm and Dry | WIRED

Jonathan Rea decides against MotoGP return

Jonathan Rea has decided against a MotoGP return and opted to extend his deal with the Ten Kate Racing World Superbike squad.<p>Rea, 26, made his …

McLaren says F1 teams unlikely to master 2014 season from the start

Formula 1's sweeping 2014 rule changes will generate more unpredictable races because teams will all struggle to perfect their new machines, …

Laguna Seca loses MotoGP calendar slot for 2014

Laguna Seca has lost its place on the 2014 MotoGP calendar.<p>The circuit first hosted the series in 1988, and has been on the schedule every year since …

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

These resorts really are all-inclusive: a double room, three meals a day, drinks (from soda to cocktails), and lots of activities. And each one has an added bonus, too, from tennis lessons to scuba instructions. The only thing not included? Caveats.<p>Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by …

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13 Exotic Hotels For The Trip Of A Lifetime

The travel guide's senior editorial team selects winning hotels from more than 4,000 nominations sent by contributors around the world.<p>The 13 resorts recognized as top Exotic Hideaways — defined as "destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime" — provide unparalleled service in incredible settings, …

6 Countries You've Definitely Never Heard Of

We know that a concrete slab in the middle of the ocean looks cool, but it's not a real country. There are, however, places almost as obscure that can legally consider themselves legitimate nations.<p>Check out these destinations (some vacation-worthy, some not so much) that you've definitely probably …

US government shutdown: Dollar plunges to eight-month low

The dollar plummetted to an eight-month low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, as a stand-off between the White House and America’s Republican party led the US government to shut down for the first time in 17 years.<p>Many economists and analysts had expected the two sides to broker a …

Satellites reveal new views of Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island'

Science News<p>Earth performed the ultimate magic trick last week, making an island appear out of nowhere. The new island is a remarkable side effect of a deadly Sept. 24 earthquake in Pakistan that killed more than 500 people.<p>Satellite images snapped a few days after the earthquake-triggered island …