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How Would You Do On The Supposedly Smarter SATs? (Updated)

The dreaded college entrance exam is getting revamped. Take our quiz to see how the new questions stack up against the old.<p><b>Update, December 16, 2014:</b><p>The charts above show how 310 readers did on our highly abbreviated SAT exam. The quiz included a verbal and a math question from both the current …

Education

The 12 missions of Christmas

Many of us spend Christmas far from friends and family, but Richard Hollingham spares a thought for those farthest flung of all – our spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond.<p>In July 1965, Mariner 4 became the first space probe to send back pictures of another world from space. Fifty years …

Space

What Falling To Earth In A Soyuz Looks Like

Don't worry: Those shooting stars outside your window are only pieces of your spaceship<p>A short animation of bright bursts of light shooting past a window pane rocketed to the front page of Reddit today, with good reason.<p>The clip, above, shows the view from inside a Soyuz capsule as it entered …

Space

An Epic Timelapse Of The Soyuz Rocket Launch [Video]

Speed through the setup and launch of Expedition 42<p>On November 23, the second half of Expedition 42 launched from Kazakhstan, sending a Soyuz TMA-15M rocket with three on-board astronauts toward the International Space Station. It was an uneventful launch... well, as uneventful as a rocket launch …

Space Exploration

Curiosity rover's discovery of methane ‘spikes’ fuels speculation of life on Mars

Nasa’s rover measures fluctuations of gas not easily explained by geology or organic material dropped by meteorites<p>Nasa’s robotic rover, Curiosity, has detected fluctuating wafts of methane on Mars, fuelling speculation that the gas may be coming from a form of life on the red planet.<p>An instrument …

YouTube / Rego Apps Electric cars may have a reputation for being slow and boring, but the Tesla Model S is neither of these things. With a ludicrous 682bhp on tap and four-wheel drive the latest Model S P85D has the muscle to beat nearly anything

YouTube / Rego Apps<p>Electric cars may have a reputation for being slow and boring, but the Tesla Model S is neither of these things. With a ludicrous …

Jaguar If you've driven many modern cars, you'll know that visibility in most of them is much worse than older models &ndash; all in the name of safety. Jaguar Land Rover, however, thinks it may have found a solution to this, without

Jaguar<p>If you've driven many modern cars, you'll know that visibility in most of them is much worse than older models – all in the name of safety. …

Why YouTube Is the Best Place to Learn How to Fix Cars

Or: How to make it in life without a car-obsessed father.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>If the War on Drugs gave us nothing else, it at least provided some enduringly quotable anti-drug ads. An entire generation fondly recalls the TV spot where a dad confronts his son over some wacky …

Time I

Want a Humvee? Army Auctioning Decommissioned Models

So you’re <i>that</i> guy. The guy who has everything. And by everything, we mean a thousand-acre ranch <i>and</i> your own island. Even so, we bet you don’t have one of these: a genuine, Department of Defense–issue Humvee.<p>We’re not talking about one of those pansy-ass, chrome-wheeled, civilian-grade AM General H1 …

Military

Peter Max Sued for $1,000,000 Over VH1 Corvette Collection

The <i>New York Post</i> reports Peter Max is in legal trouble over his famous Corvette collection. Jeff Wallner and Kenneth Simmons allege Max hired them to help sell off the 36 Chevrolet Corvettes in his collection for a 10-percent commission.<p>Wallner and Simmons say they never saw the money, and now …

Chevrolet Corvette

Ariel Atom 3.5R

It's plain fantastic.<p>Given the free choice of locations, where would you drive a 350-hp Ariel Atom? A flowing Alpine pass in the summer sunshine? Or a nice, quiet racetrack surrounded by deep run-off areas? Maybe you’d just nominate a nice wide runway to safely explore the performance of a car with …

Le Mans

Corvette Will Influence Design of Mainstream Chevrolets

It doesn’t get talked about much in a sea of “OMG-cheap-supercar-America-vs.-the-World” fawning, cooing, and general superlative-hurling, but one of the very best things about the Corvette Stingray is the view over the hood. The fender peaks help you place the car on the road, diminishing its …

Sports Cars

Immaculate 1989 Lamborghini LM002 Headed to Auction

Seven years ago in Iraq, when American soldiers wired explosives to a cruddy old pickup, they unwittingly chose to bomb the rarest and most Italian 4×4 to ever pound sand. It was a Lamborghini LM002, and while the world wasn’t weeping over the loss of one of Uday Hussein’s personal vehicles—or Uday …

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