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Maserati Ghibli Diesel European-Spec First Drive

“We’ll take you on a trip when you graduate high school, and we’ll travel abroad if you graduate with honors.” That was the deal we struck with our nephew, Nick, and sure enough, he landed near the top of his class and chose Italy as a destination. My job was to secure transportation, and as the …

Amalfi Coast

2014 Jaguar F-Type S V-6 Convertible Long-Term Update 3

Does Fashion Come at a Performance Price?<p>I couldn’t stand the look of the base wheels that arrived with our otherwise gorgeous long-term Jaguar F-Type V6 S Roadster. Such a hottie of a car, with such exquisite paint, but those downmarket, afterthought, dullard wheels wouldn’t look good on a Mazda6, …

Roadsters

Aston Martin Lagonda Sedan Revealed in Oman Air Photos

Aston Martin recently showed a teaser photo of its <b>upcoming Aston Martin Lagonda</b> luxury sedan that will be sold exclusively in the Middle East. Now we get an even better glimpse of this new exclusive model thanks to Oman Air which posted photos of the Lagonda’s elegant front end before its official …

Aston Martin

Early Maserati Levante SUV Prototype Spotted

An early Maserati Levante SUV prototype has been spotted, and from the looks of the test mule it confirms earlier rumors that the new crossover would be based on the Italian automaker’s Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans rather than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.<p>From these spy photos, the Maserati Ghibli …

Automotive Industry

Ignition Puts 2015 BMW i8 to the Test

By now, if you haven’t heard about the BMW i8, you may have been living under a rock. The plug-in hybrid grabbed the world’s attention for its fuel-efficiency and promises of performance. While it may not have been the first hybrid sports car — or the fastest — to come our way, its unique look and …

Remembering 1914: Dulce Et Decorum Est

A hundred years ago yesterday, Germany invaded Belgium and, in the famous words attributed to Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary, the lamps went out all over Europe. In a sense, the lights didn’t come back on for almost half a century, during which the continent witnessed two …

NASA unveils space suit fit for Mars

Though its styling suggests 1980s sci-fi, NASA’s newly revealed Z-2 space suit is the astronaut apparel of the future. It is the second mock-up of a …

Space Exploration

Gravity variations foretell flood risk months in advance

Small gravitational tugs from waterlogged river basins could give scientists a big advantage in predicting devastating floods, researchers report …

University of California

Duck-billed dinosaurs roamed the Arctic in herds

Duck-billed dinosaurs were the wildebeests of the ancient Arctic.<p>Around 70 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous, the plant-eating reptiles …

The Arctic

When looking for aliens, try finding their pollution

In the search for “little green men,” astronomers may want to focus on extraterrestrials that aren’t <i>too</i> green. A team suggests looking for industrial …

Universe

Deepwater Horizon damage footprint larger than thought

The footprint of damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has gotten a little larger.<p>A coral community that sits 22 kilometers from the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Saturn moon’s geysers draw water from subsurface sea

The seas of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are blasting into space.<p>Saltwater-spewing geysers on Enceladus’ icy surface — 101 of them — appear to connect to …

Astronomy

Three volcanic eruptions rock Jupiter's moon Io

<b>Guest post by Christopher Crockett</b><p>Jupiter’s innermost moon, Io, had a rough summer last year. Over two weeks, the tiny moon blazed with three …

Astronomy

Airborne transmission of Ebola unlikely, monkey study shows

Monkeys do not pass Ebola to one another through the air, researchers report. The result confirms observations of human outbreaks: Infection with the …

Disease