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The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

National Parks

The hammer of Thor makes for a mighty fine PC case

Glorious Mjölnir, hammer of Thor and intimidator of evildoers across the epochs, has this week landed at Computex in Taipei. The product of a young man by the name of Suchao Prowphong, this PC case was built from scratch as an homage to the recent Thor movies and to serve as a powerful piece of …

Thor

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Science Fiction

Wes Anderson Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoof is magnificently stylish

How much different would <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> be if it were created by eccentric director and screenwriter Wes Anderson (<i>Moonrise Kingdom</i>, <i>The Royal Tenenbaums</i>)? Well, there'd certainly be a lot more big yellow text, filters and smooth french.<p>A parody from YouTube user Jonah Feingold shows us …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography

2015 Indian Scout Test Ride and Review: Look Out, Sportster, Here it Comes

The rollout of the Indian motorcycle brand continues apace with the introduction of an all-new model for 2015: The Scout.<p>In case you haven’t been following the resurrection of Indian, here’s a quick sketch: The original Indian Motocycle (the “r” came later) Company started in 1901, and lasted only …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Scion Challenged Three Media Outlets to Build the Ultimate FR-S

Scion’s annual Tuner Challenge, in which three tuners are given a Scion, $15,000, and 90 days to customize the car for the SEMA show, has become something we look forward to every year. For 2014, Scion has changed things up: instead of handing the cars over to tuners, the automaker issued its …

1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT

This 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT looks nicely kept and runs triple, twin choke Mikunis, good-looking, expensive Watanabe wheels and a GT-R style wing. …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Incredible 1200-hp 1970 Pontiac Firebird Restomod Sells for $87K

We are but humble truth-seekers here at <i>Car and Driver</i>, bringing you answers to age-old questions like “What’s the most epic death machine on Craigslist?”, “What do the paramedics drive in Dubai?”, and “Mommy, where do Pontiac Azteks come from?” And that’s just in the last 24 hours or so.<p>Now we have …

$300,000 Slot-Car Track Offered by Neiman Marcus and Slot Mods USA

Sunday, we were having coffee with an old pal who’s never been very much into cars. He had taken his son to the local hobby emporium, where they’d marveled over “those cars with the tab sticking out of the bottom so they don’t fly off the track.”<p>Were we gajillionaires, we would buy him this for …

50 Not Out: Cafe Racer Dreams' BMW R69S

Cafe Racer Dreams is one of the most prolific outfits on the custom motorcycle circuit. An incredible fifty builds have already rolled out the Spanish workshop’s doors—each one as stylish as the next.<p>For CRD #50, Pedro García and Efraon Triana pulled out all the stops. It’s a stunning resto-mod …

Motorcycles

100 car GIFs to rule them all

Amazing moments, looping infinitely. The perfect distillation of internet cardom.<p>The Internet is the ultimate human procrastination technology, so in the interest of helping you put off whatever it is you should be doing right now, we scoured the web for great automotive animated GIFs.<p>Some are hard …

Magpul Ronin: a futuristic limited edition motorcycle

Ronin Motor Works has introduced a new motorcycle called the Ronin Motorcycle, which you might expect points to the movie <i>47 Ronin</i>, but in fact takes …

Analog

9 Awesome Special Edition 3DS XLs

by Brittany Vincent Sep 29th, 2014<p>There’s one huge name in gaming about to hit the scene, and we’re all getting pumped. <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> for Nintendo …

Samsung SD590C curved display aims for gamers

Would that you were a gamer right this minute, you’re likely not using a gaming-oriented Samsung display. That may very well change in the near …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

$10,000 gold-plated Xbox One is the ideal gift for the 1 percenter in your life

The holidays are tough for a lot of people, but I feel particularly bad for the friends of rich people. What do you get someone who owns a Gulfstream jet, the Brooklyn Nets, and one of those Tauntaun sleeping bags? Well, Harrods of London is finally introducing an item to solve this dilemma.<p>The …

A field guide to classic arcade design

The traditional American arcade may have died out, but two designers have paid homage to a vital part of video game history through a series of illustrations. Michael Mateyko and Hans Thiessen are collectively Komboh, a design and illustration firm based in Calgary, Canada. In addition to "paying …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Al Gore

Shenmue HD Is Being Made By A Fan, Because Sega

Your petitions, they will do nothing. As far as Sega is concerned, cult adventure series Shenmue is dead in the water. But as far as <i>fans</i> are …

The eleMMent Palazzo, a $3m land yacht

Announcing the world’s most expensive anything is a surefire way to attract attention, but when the thing is a $3m motor home, questions arise beyond the obvious “Why?” After all, designers create all manner of prototypes, and mythical potentates from Dubai are always rumoured to be buying them.<p>Yet …

Trucking

The 15 Greatest Toyota Vehicles of All Time – Feature

The storied rise of Toyota Motor Corporation from a maker of automatic textile looms to the largest and most profitable automaker in the world has been well documented. With hundreds of millions of durable, reliable workaday cars and trucks produced over a span of almost 80 years, distilling the 15 …

Before the GT40 owned Le Mans, Ford built a GT 108 prototype

7-liters behind you, open air above.<p>As part of the money-no-object throw down between Henry Ford II and his arch-rival Enzo Ferrari, Ford had his Advanced Vehicles Division burning the midnight high-test trying to build Eric Broadley's Lolas into something that would whup all comers at Le Mans. …

A Flock Of Pikachu Is What Heaven Looks Like

If you happened to be in Yokohama yesterday, then you might have noticed something incredibly adorable: a small "outbreak" of real-life Pikachu …

Drift Stage is like Pole Position crossed with Formula Drift

Now I want a Korg keytar and a hot pink 240SX.<p>Gaming site Kotaku has uncovered something brilliant: <i>Drift Stage</i>. It's a bit like <i>Cruisin' USA</i>, except with drifting, and apparently a bunch of generic 1980s wailing guitars rendered in midi (courtesy of the artist Myrone). The concept is great, the …

Mule Triumph Café Roadster

Man does not live by street-tracker alone, tasty as that diet may be. Even Richard Pollock, acknowledged Tracker King (he’s built more than 100 to date), likes to cook up something different every now and then. The latest Triumph special to roll out of his Mule Motorcycles shop, for instance, is …

Roadsters

Quebec thinks your "hellaflush" cars are hella unsafe

Stanced cars will fail inspection, cause insurance problems.<p>Quebec didn't just ban stanced vehicles, but the province published an article on its government's road safety website condemning the practice of "hellaflush." Vehicle safety inspection regulations in Quebec already prohibit the types of …