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A Few Helpful Tips on Driving Much, Much Too Fast

High-performance racing instructor Ingrid Steffensen offers a few pointers on taking on the track like a pro.<p>(Photo Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)<p><b>Here is what I do on weekends: I put on a crash helmet</b> and climb into fast cars with strangers and teach them how to drive on a racetrack. I am a …

Toucan meets traffic cam in Brazil

A toucan followed its nose up to a traffic camera mounted high above a highway in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, setting off an cute scene involving the tropical bird making an appearance on the camera's feed. Alas, it seems unlikely that he discovered any delicious breakfast cereals during his …

Timelapse Captures Triple Lightning Strike on Three of Chicago’s Tallest Buildings

Some contend that there are no fireworks shows that can best mother nature’s display during an intense thunderstorm, and the video above by …

This brain-melting 1325-hp Shelby-built turbine Indycar is for sale

It's everything we love about 1960s Indycars, with a Shelby connection.<p>This is pretty much the only piece of evidence you'd need to prove that the late 1960s were the greatest era for Indy—and it doesn't matter that it actually sucked on the track. That's because Ol' Shel himself turned a wrench on …

Sports Cars

Maserati Boomerang shows up in new Louis Vuitton campaign

Giugiaro classic featured in Fall/Winter 2014 promo shoot.<p>Normally, Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter collection is not a thing we'd care about. At all. For that, our broader Hearst family has titles like Elle, Cosmopolitan, and BAZAAR. 2014, however, appears to be an exception.<p>A friend of R&T's from …

Louis Vuitton

A hot lap around Tsukuba in the McLaren F1

Hottest lap ever.<p>Today is McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray's birthday. While we could wax poetic about the legendary supercar, Executive Editor Sam Smith summed up ourfeelings nicely in his recent piece on it. Instead, we'll keep it simple and share this video of arguably the world's greatestroad …

Sam Smith

A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady | Colossal

<p>Michigan-based photographer Vincent Brady uses an elaborate 4-camera rig and lots of software to capture what he calls Planetary Panoramas. These …

There's nothing wrong with the Ferrari 348 that two turbos can't fix

0-60 mph in under three seconds.<p>Modifying any car is a slippery slope. Modifying a Ferrari is a perilous fall into financial ruin, which is partly why we love Steve Slead's vicious Ferrari 348 Challenge. The car started life as a track toy and suffered all the slings that go along with knocking …

Ferrari

The Christian Post Is Pretty Upset About Today’s Filthy Comedians

I recently came across an editorial on the Christian Post entitled “Sex, Shock ‘n Sacrilege: Are You Aware How Dirty Comedy Has Become?”, and my God I don’t think I’ve ever clicked so fast. It was written by Larry Tomzcak, author of “God, the rod, and your child’s bod: The art of loving correction …

Washington State Troopers Crack Down on Left-Lane Squatters

So we’ve all seen that guy: the one who plants his car in the far left lane of the highway and then pokes along at or below the speed limit, and then flips his hand (or finger) at you when you have the gall to flash your lights to pass. Speed-limit aficionados—which probably describes exactly no …

Toyota Prius

Why polarized sunglasses and infotainment screens don't mix

Before you buy new shades, read this primer.<p>Polarized sunglasses and the infotainment screen: Two great technologies that don't play well together. Polarized lenses cut glare and can bump up contrast, effectively sharpening your view, but they can make it nearly impossible to see some modern nav …

U.S. Air Force

You Know Your Decorating Style Is Minimalist When...

Your decorating mantra is "less is more."<p>Some call it cold, desolate, and boring—you call it home. Your decorating mantra is "less is more."

Does no-cost contraception promote promiscuity? No, says study

New research has found that women are on average no more likely to have multiple sexual partners in a single month after they are provided no-cost access to birth control methods than they were before. And while women reported a slight uptick in their reported monthly sexual encounters a year after …

Ford GT40 Mk I Unearthed In Southern California Garage

Every gearhead dreams of a barn find; a rare, seemingly-unattainable car tucked away like a lost artifact in an Indiana Jones movie. Barn finds …

Minimalist Bathroom Sink With an Almost Surreal Appearance: Kub Basin

This minimalist bathroom sink captured our attention with its almost surreal look. The master-mind behind the futuristic bathroom item is Bulgarian …

Unfriendly Spiked Vest Maintains Personal Space on the Bus

Sick of people invading your personal space on public transportation? Industrial designer Siew Ming Cheng invented the Spike Away vest to ensure that …

Murray Walker road testing a McLaren F1 is better than coffee

Just leave the superlatives to Murray.<p>By now, you probably know how this whole 'Better Than Coffee' thing works. We showcase a rowdy, terrifying, or just plain badass automotive clip to aid in shaking the sand from your eyes. This morning's installment has a slight twist, though. Sure, this McLaren …

Richard Hammond

10 tips to avoid speeding tickets

How to steer clear of the fuzz and fight that ticket when you get one.<p>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at <i>The Washington Times</i>. But by night, he is a relentless advocate for …

Newport Beach

Making Grey Exciting – How To Use This Shade Effectively In The Home

Who said grey had to be boring? It is a shade that has grown in popularity over the past few years as it can look extremely sophisticated and elegant …

Home Decorating

Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a …

Neurology

This 'Thor' Ad Featuring Loki Arguing With Kids Is Absolutely Brilliant

Marketing for a film doesn't get much better — or creative — than this.<p>Comedy Central put together an ad which mirrors one of those AT&T open forum commercials with kids. In place of "Saturday Night Live" actor Beck Bennett, Tom Hiddleston fills in as mischievous Loki to ask children a very …

San Diego

REVIEW: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ is the Three Stooges of superhero movies

If a ridiculous movie is aware of its own ridiculousness and constantly makes fun of it, is it immediately forgiven? That’s the Vincent Vega-esque question posed by <i>Thor: The Dark World</i>, a movie that pairs a derivative, idiotic, and mostly nonsensical plot with a willingness to make fun of it in …

The 100 Best Car Tips For Men

Want to avoid expensive bills from the mechanic? Take a look at our comprehensive guide on keeping your ride in top shape, including how to handle any driving scenario<p><b>1. Rainproof Your Windshield</b>Manufacturers recommend replacing your blades every three months. Keep a spare set in your trunk. A …

Alex Trebek

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Hiking

Scientific American declares it’s against GMO labeling

The magazine’s editors came out as pro-genetically modified foods<p>Adding to the growing contention that to be anti-GMO is to be anti-science, Scientific American is throwing its support behind the technology. In their most recent print issue, the editors of the long-running popular science magazine …

Rinema Provides Social Movie Recommendations Based on Your Tastes

Rinema has launched its social movie site for cataloguing the movies you’ve seen and finding people with similar taste as you.<p>Movie and TV-focused social networking services like GetGlue and Seenth.at have been cropping up at a regular pace, but Rinema’s strengths lie in its sizable database …

Fallen Princesses Photo Series Paints a Bleak Picture of ‘Happily Ever After’

What happens when “and then they lived happily ever after” is replaced with something more akin to “and then reality reared its ugly head?” That’s …

Where to Eat in the Chicago Pedway

GalleryWhere to Eat in the Chicago Pedway<p>Ever tell someone you live in Chicago, and he or she makes some obnoxious comment about it being unbelievably cold all the time, as if we lived in the Arctic? Well, for most of the year, we can stuff those words back in their lying faces. But come January …

The Bizarro Landscapes Created By Apple’s iOS Maps

A computer engineer and photographer turns iOS Maps gaffes into portraits of failure.<p>When it was launched last fall, Apple’s iOS Maps quickly became the butt of many Internet jokes. Full of bugs, glitches, and an uncanny handling of geography, the app failed in spectacular fashion, most memorably, …

Maps

What Android Has That iOS Has Not (Yet)

Android is open and customizable. iOS is closed, designed for ease. But iPhone users are maturing, demanding more personalization, and Apple might give it to them at WWDC. At D11, Tim Cook said “I think you will see us open up more in the future, but not to the degree that we put the customer at …