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Inside the Bank of England's gold vaults

It is responsible for setting interest rates, issuing bank notes, and maintaining confidence in the British currency.<p>Britain's central bank is also one of the largest holders of gold in the world, which it stores in vaults spread over two floors.<p>Here's a glimpse inside.

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

Physicists Have Finally Confirmed a Decades-Old Explanation of Phase Transitions

A shift in space and time.<p>Researchers have finally confirmed a decades-old set of rules that describes strange shifts in space and time, known as …

Quantum Physics

Start your engines – Sports cars of SEMA 2016

Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution<p>Last year, Mazda wowed the SEMA crowds with the pared back Speedster. It took the lightweight focus of the …

Sports Cars

The Best of SEMA 2016, Day Three: Sleepers, a Four-Rotor Wankel, and a 12-Cylinder Small-Block | Flipbook

The Best of SEMA 2016, Day Three: Sleepers, a Four-Rotor Wankel, and a 12-Cylinder Small-Block

7 of the Most Powerful Porsche 911s in the World

What happens when Earth's most balanced cars succumb to horsepower fever.<p>BBi Autosport<p>Christian GilbertsenView Christian Gilbertsen's …

Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss is more expensive than a Bugatti Chiron

The rare speedster can be yours for a hefty $2.88 million.<p>A shiny new Bugatti Chiron begins at a cool $2.61 million, but you’ll have to fork out …

11 of the Most Breathtaking Travel Photos of the Year

Prepare to get a serious case of wanderlust.<p>The Siena International Photo Awards recently announced the winners of their annual international photography contest and the results are stunning. With submissions from over 100 countries from Turkey to Myanmar, professional and amateur photographers …

a pre-SEMA peek inside a tuner's garage

While we’ve been preparing a wide-arched and slammed Colin the Caterpillar cake for this year’s 50th Anniversary SEMA show, swathes of the planet’s …

Sin City

NEVER SEEN BARN FIND! Lambos, Shelby GT500, Buick GSX's, Cadillacs, 1969 HEMI Charger & 911 Speedster Porsche!

I would go for the 911 Speedster Porsche. What about you?<p>What is better, winning the lottery or finding many exotic cars in a barn? If you chose the …

Classic Cars

Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the bathroom scales? These are just some of the thousands of questions tackled by New Scientist, now collected in a new book<p>For more than two decades in the back pages of the <i>New Scientist</i><i>,</i> readers have posed questions on topics …

Human Anatomy

What Happens When You Crush a Coilover Spring in a Hydraulic Press?

How much springiness can one spring contain?<p>It's time to check in with the best thing on YouTube, the Hydraulic Press Channel. Over the weekend the proprietors staged a fascinating test, subjecting a spring from a car's suspension to the death crush of the press. Could it spring back to shape after …

Hydraulic

21 Pictures Of Food That Will Make You Slightly Uncomfortable

Who knew peeled lemons were so creepy?

Watch this full-sized BMW transform into a giant robot

The <i>Transformers</i> movies have really spoiled us when it comes to cars and trucks dynamically transforming into colossal robots, but that kind of thing …

Luxury Lifestyle

Amazing images of the world's greatest cities before they were cities

Some, like Paris, are ancient — over 2,000 years old. Others are adolescent in comparison.<p>Here are the maps, paintings, and old-time photographs that show the journeys of our greatest cities.<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

Competing with the iPhone's specs is harder than it seems

It’s a common fallacy, convenient to Apple, to think that the iPhone maker doesn’t care about specs. Oh, they’re too busy sticking cigarette stubs into people’s ears, those Cupertino types, to mind the nerdy feeds and speeds of their phones. The iPhone is behind the Android curve on almost every …

Utah Climbers Kyle Dempster, Scott Adamson Go Missing on Pakistan Peak

SALT LAKE CITY — Two well-known Utah climbers are missing in Pakistan where they were attempting to make a treacherous ascent up an icy mountain.<p>Alpinists Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson were due back at base camp on Aug. 26 after they left five days earlier to begin an ascent up the north face of …

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Mercedes E-Class Cabrio Celebrates Its 25th Birthday

Hard as it may be to imagine now, with its extensive lineup, a quarter century ago Mercedes didn’t offer any four-seat convertibles – just the …

Cabriolets

SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid tell-all forced to give all proceeds to government

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Matthew Bissonnette, the former Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and wrote a tell-all book about it, has agreed to pay the US government all past and future proceeds from the best-seller after the Department of Justice said he failed to have a …

Osama Bin Laden

Editors' Picks: Our favorite race cars of all time

Game Informer's video game vault is quite the sight to behold

Game Informer may be a competing outlet, but it's also a relic of the video game industry -- a relic that's very much still relevant. Those dudes …

The 11th Ferrari Road Car Ever Built Is for Sale

This 166 Inter Coupe is one of only 21 cars Ferrari built in 1949.<p>Car collectors lose their minds over Ferraris from the 1950s and 1960s, but you know what's possibly cooler? A Ferrari from the 1940s. Only 29 Ferrari road cars were built between 1947 and 1949, and this 166 Inter Coupe is the 11th …

Classic Cars

Indian Motorcycle Heads To Sturgis With 2017 Models

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce its power-packed itinerary for the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally …

1935 Avions Voisin C28 Aerosport

One of just two prototypes ever built, this 1935 Avions Voisin C28 Aerosport is a gem of automotive design. Its streamlined form is considered …

Prototypes

Music mogul L.A. Reid buys a modern showplace on the Westside for $18 million

Music executive, producer and television competition judge L.A. Reid has made a splash on the Westside of Los Angeles, buying a modern mansion for $17.99 million, according to real estate sources not authorized to comment publicly on the sale.<p>Although the area containing the one-acre estate is …

Real Estate

Stroll through iconic classics and oddball rarities in Lamborghini’s museum with us

The official Lamborghini museum is a must-see for enthusiasts who want to learn more about the company’s rich heritage. And don’t let the Raging …

Watch How Le Mans-Winning Cars Have Evolved Over 80 Years

The progression from 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Sports to 2014 Audi R18 is staggering.<p>As one of the longest-running races in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has seen an incredibly wide spectrum of cars finish first. It seems more like 180 years should separate a Bentley 3 Litre Sports and an Audi R18, …

Sports Cars