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Surfer's Paradise: Where to Watch Mind-Blowing Surfing

In his new memoir, *Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life,*award-winning journalist William Finnegan explains the origins of his lifelong obsession with surfing, and how his passion for the waves has influenced his life, his work, and more. Here, he shares his picks for the best places to watch surfing—an …

How to See the Pacific Crest Trail Without Taking a Single Step

That's a whole lot of blisters saved.<p>You’ve probably heard of the Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, the 2,664-mile footpath made famous by Cheryl …

Interview with Iain Macarthur

Today we had the pleasure to interview one of the most awesome british illustrator from the last 5 years, please welcome Iain Macarthur. With a …

Clever Wooden Watch Shows Some Of The Best Interaction Design Is Analog

For the past six years Grovemade has built its brand making handcrafted wooden accessories for Apple products–like this walnut keyboard tray or these maple iPhone cases. For its latest product, the Portland-based company wanted to shift away from smartphones. Grovemade paired with watchmaker …

Create an Entire Vintage Open-Wheel Race Series From This Auction

Silverstone's offering a handful of vintage F1, F3, and other assorted open wheel racers. It's enough to fill up a grid for your private race series!<p>Silverstone's offering a handful of vintage F1, F3, and other assorted open wheel racers. It's enough to fill up a grid for your private race series!

You need to hear the Alfa Romeo Giulia's 510-hp scream

Alfa Romeo's new sport sedan packs a 510-hp V6. It sounds absolutely wild.<p>Alfa Romeo's wowing the world with the new Giulia, a sport sedan set to take the fight to the mighty BMW M3. The fastest one, the Quadrifoglio, packs a screaming V6 that Alfa says churns out 510 horsepower.<p>And hoo boy do …

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sports Sedan Spied Before Big Debut!

This booty shot of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia that we spotted on Twitter won’t exactly break the internet, but this is our first glimpse at the Italian sports sedan before its official debut Wednesday.<p>Someone snapped a photo at the Alfa factory museum outside Milan, where the international press …

Ornaments and Symbols Adorning the “Two Moon” Cultural Venue in South Korea

<b>Two Moon</b> is a new modern cultural center with a bold personality that can be visited in the province of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The massive project …

Architecture

The Hike House, Arizona

by Kate McLeod<p>Greg Samuelson was living in the suburbs of Houston with his family when he felt the need for a change. "I could have driven the concrete jungle for the next 20 years and done fine, but I felt like we were always having to manufacture adventure," he tells CH. So he and his family …

Hiking

Real Deal: 1964 Meyers Manx

This 1964 Meyers Manx (body 6092653) is a genuine, documented Meyers as opposed to one of the dozens of knock-offs that sprang up during the era’s …

Classic Cars

Whole Foods 365 Takes On Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is going to have to up its fresh foods game or the grocer could be in serious trouble with the launch of Whole Foods’ new “365″ concept. That’s one of the first thoughts that popped into my brain a few weeks ago when Whole Foods released more details on its new small store concept, …

The short, brutal life of a racing piston

Failure begets progress. This is the story of how Mazda's return to top-tier racing began with a single mangled part.<p>On lap 52, the beating heart of the engine ruptures, hemorrhaging oil onto the track. Smoke fills the cabin as driver Sylvain Tremblay parks the No. 70 Grand-Am GX-class …

Here's the way the 'Avengers' sequel dances around calling its 'X-Men' characters mutants

In the comics, the twin brother and sister duo (Wanda and Pietro Maximoff) are part of a large group of mutants in the "X-Men" franchise. The characters are in a unique position because they also happen to become Avengers.<p>Because Marvel licensed the X-Men characters to 20th Century Fox for use in …

Marvel Universe

More VW Scirocco love for this flared hillclimb car

Jason Cammisa's wicked 1987 Scirocco put us in the mood for more A1-platform insanity. Here's a Swiss hillclimb car blasting up a hill.<p>Swiss hillclimbs tend to bring out some exceptionally wild, heavily modified cars. This Mk. I Volkswagen Scirocco is no exception, and it's scratching the Scirocco …

Rare in the USA: 1977 Ford Escort MkII 1.3GL

This 1977 Ford Escort MkII (chassis GCAFTK40948) is said to be nearly perfect in every way including cosmetics and mechanicals, the seller adding …

Venture Capitalist Promises $1M To First Person To Reach 123rd Birthday

Venture capitalist Dmitry Kaminskiy thinks he has what it takes to lengthen people’s life spans: a million-dollar prize, which he will award to the first person to beat the current longevity record and reach his or her 123rd birthday.<p>Kaminskiy is senior partner at the Hong Kong-based Deep Knowledge …

Artificial Intelligence

2017 Audi A4 Avant Spy Shots

A new Audi A4 sedan debuts later this year and that means we’ll soon be seeing new versions of all the separate variants such as the sporty S4 and RS …

Škoda's New Rally Car Looks Supremely Bad-Ass

We don’t cover the VW Group’s Czech brand, Škoda, round these parts much, but a bitchin’ rally car seems as good a reason as any. (So was this innovative commercial.) Meet the Škoda Fabia R 5, which has been under development for the past 15 months but was just approved by the FIA for global …

The Brontosaurus Is Real And Getting Its Name Back

We've missed you, buddy<p>When it comes to dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus rex and velociraptor motorcycle gangs might get all the attention--with good reason. They look awesome:<p>But if you had to pick a dinosaur friend to hang out with, those guys might be a little too intense. So what dinosaur would be …

Boeing And Disney Among The Dow's First Quarter Biggest Winners

<i>Disclosure: I have no positions in Apple, Boeing, Disney, Home Depot, Pfizer or UnitedHealth.</i><p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average was clipped by just 0.3% in the first quarter of 2015. Not counting <b>Apple,</b> only 13 Dow components had gains in the first quarter and the biggest winners were <b>Boeing</b> up 15.5%,</b> …

2016 Nissan Maxima: Semi-Luxurious and Proud of It

Senior managers can't hide this new Maxima in the company lot.<p>Large semi-premium sedans serve two purposes. On rental lots, they attract expense-account customers looking to upgrade from a mid-size. At work, they’re a P.C. statement for people who want all the fancy equipment but not the …

Jimmy Carter Wants To Rid The Planet Of Diseases

The former president tells us how he's been helping to eradicate guinea worm<p>When President Jimmy Carter set out to eradicate guinea worm disease 30 years ago, it afflicted 3.5 million people in rural Asia and Africa. In 2014, that number had dropped to 126. The parasite, spread via stagnant water, …

Jimmy Carter

NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Lander Is Going For A Test Spin Today

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator will help the space agency slow its roll<p><i>Update: The test was rescheduled until later this afternoon, and will take place from 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.</i><p>Perhaps the most iconic symbol to emerge from the science fiction genre over the last century is …

TestFlight

Looking Down From The Top Of The World's Second-Tallest Building

If you're afraid of heights, this might make you dizzy<p>When the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower opens in April, it will stand as the world’s second-tallest building, after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. That makes it a prized summit for urban adventurers; Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov illegally climbed …

Skyscrapers

Light-Up Fabric Could Make Glowing Clothing An Everyday Reality

Flashy threads? That's an understatement<p>The stylish glowing jumpsuits of the Tron-like future have just come a step closer, with the creation of a weavable fabric that lights up. Huisheng Peng and colleagues from Fundan University in Shanghai and UCLA created 1-millimeter thin fibers made from …

Yarn

A Record Number of Cars Were Recalled in 2014—Here Are the Details – Feature

From the April 2015 issue<p>Last year, automakers recalled nearly four times as many vehicles as they sold, for a record 63.5 million cars and light-duty trucks in 350 separate recall campaigns. Previously, the worst year for do-overs was 1981, when upward of 30 million vehicles were recalled. But …