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From the Bridge (by Stuck in Customs)

Photograph by Christian Heeb, laif/Redux (via Best Trips 2013 – National Geographic)

Photograph by Christian Heeb, laif/Redux (via Best Trips 2013 – National Geographic)

And So Begins the Night (by Thomas Hawk)

Eiffel Tower, Paris (by Duane Storey)

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“Unlike other resources, water is critical to the survival of all forms of life

<i>“Unlike other resources, water is critical to the survival of all forms of life. The underlying question that sits at the core of my exploration is to what degree can we shape water before it begins to shape us."—Edward Burtynsky</i><p>Sometimes we need the monumental to grasp the fundamental. Edward Burtynsky’s latest project, “Water,” takes us on an epic journey through ten countries to help us understand humankind’s relationship to our environment, and more directly, to what we are doing to our …

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection"—Bhagavad Gita

<i>“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection"—Bhagavad Gita</i><p>Mumbai-born and Brooklyn-based photographer Manjari Sharma’s project “Darshan” shows us how “practice, faith, and devotion” can reveal the sublime. Originally funded as a Kickstarter campaign, Sharma raised the necessary money to research, design, and craft these elaborately staged sets. By eschewing photoshop and painstakingly maintaining the integrity of the …

2014 Range Rover Sport: To The Top… And Back

On June 6th, 2013, the all-new Range Rover Sport did something no other Land Rover had tried. The SUV conquered the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, taking all …

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land Rover's bestseller gets even sportier.<p>“Land Rover Range Rover Sport” is quite a mouthful, but the lengthy moniker hasn’t disadvantaged the British luxury sport-utility in the marketplace. In fact, the Range Rover Sport was Land Rover’s top seller in the U.S. last year, finding more Yankee …

2014 Range Rover Sport review: This Sport tackles the toughest terrain - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The <b>2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport</b> combines incredible off-road performance with well-mannered on-road driving. The cabin offers an excellent degree of luxury, accentuated by an audiophile sound system. Driver assistance features take some of the strain off during long-distance trips.<p><b>The</b> …

2014 Range Rover Sport sets Pikes Peak record

Land Rover says it has set a new record at Pikes Peak for the quickest hill climb in a production sport-utility vehicle. Its 2014 Range Rover Sport ran the 12.42-mile course in 12 minutes and 35.61 seconds, with an average speed of 59.17 miles per hour. In fact, this also sets the new record for …

Autoblog: New Cars, Used Cars for Sale, Car Reviews and News

While it has some recognizable features like four wheels, headlights, a windshield and a steering wheel, a hundred-year-old car like the Model T is …

First 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class Photos! Predictably, It Looks Like an S-class

If you were to be shown a photo of the 2015 C-class and another of the 2014 S-class and asked to determine which was which, you’d be forgiven for any momentary hesitation. The first photos of the 2015 C-class, which isn’t due to be revealed until next year’s Detroit auto show, have been posted on …

Automotive Design

2014 Toyota Corolla S Automatic

S it sporty?<p>TESTED<p>Small and thrifty don’t always mean dull. After all, rides like the Ford Focus, Mazda 3, and Volkswagen Golf have delivered economy and entertainment in equal measure for years. But the Toyota Corolla has rarely if ever focused on delivering dynamic goodness, even in sportier …

McLaren P13 Set to Bow Next Year, Cost Considerably Less than 12C

More information is beginning to emerge on the upcoming McLaren P13, the brand’s new entry-level sports car aimed squarely at the Porsche 911. <i>Auto Express</i> is reporting that the British marque’s next entry will be priced from £120,000, slightly less than $195,000 at today’s exchange rates. That is …

Sports Cars

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Dare to be meh.<p>TESTED<p>Ever find yourself thumbing through an old yearbook and have one of those, “Oh, yeah, I remember <i>that</i> guy,” moments? That’s the feeling we experienced when the Mitsubishi Outlander GT appeared in our parking lot. Like our quirky former classmate, Mitsubishi’s automotive division …

Small Cars for a Big Future: Suzuki Readies Four Concepts for Tokyo

Although the U.S. has been free of new Suzukis for nearly a year now, the Japanese automaker has a future in the rest of the world, and that future will be on display at the 2013 Tokyo auto show. Exhibiting “small cars for a big future,” Suzuki has readied a quartet of pint-sized concepts that very …

Suzuki

2014 Roush Stage 3 Ford Mustang

To Roush or to Shelby, that is the question.<p>TESTED<p>It’s hard to do anything but love the basic goodness of the Ford Mustang. Its brutally simple reci­pe ensures not only lots of old-fashioned fun behind the wheel, but also an enormous aftermarket that can, for a price, one-up the factory’s effort …

Have It Your Way: 2015 BMW M3 / M4 Dealer Order Guide Appears Online

In Germany, swirly camouflage is every child’s favorite Halloween costume.<p><i>Update: The 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have been officially revealed. Click here for full info and photos.</i><p>Excited for BMW’s redesigned 2015 M3 sedan and newly christened M4 coupe? We are—especially after we recently got a tantalizing …

Detroit Auto Show

2014 Lincoln MKZ 2.0T AWD

Mainstream ingredients and some luxury spice, but slightly undercooked.<p>TESTED<p>It’s hard not to root for Lincoln in its struggle to become a bona fide luxury brand, but it’s also hard to find compelling reasons to do so. The MKZ, poster car for the Lincoln Motor Company’s renaissance program, is a …

5 Beautiful Sailing Destinations Around The World

5 Reasons to Holiday In Dartmouth, UK

Best beaches in the Mediterranean

Volvo Developing Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles

The Swedish car manufacturer has announced the development of an energy transfer technology that uses electromagnetic fields. Long term, Volvo sees …

Are EV Supercars Destined to Surpass Gas-Burners?

Performance EVs such as the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive are posting impressive 0 to 60 times. Will electric cars one day reach a level of raw speed that their gas-powered counterparts cannot match?<p><b>Consider this: It could be argued that we</b> have reached the limit on …

Autoblog Green

Ruling on diesel bans in German cities could hurt demand for the vehicles<p>"The documents available to Bild have obviously selectively been released in order to harm Daimler and its 290,000 employees," said a spokesperson for Daimler.<p>The occupants walked away from a serious crash, but some …

Aeromobil 2.5 Flying Car Is 0.5 Steps Closer to a Consumer-Ready Flying Car

Following its debut at SAE Aerotech about a month ago, the Aeromobil 2.5 has been getting a bit of attention from the likes of <i>Flying</i> and Drive (video …

Ford Fiesta

Kia and Hyundai could offer Android-based in-car systems in all vehicles next year

While Tesla is still in the early stages of considering an Android emulator, Korea's ETNews reports that Hyundai and Kia are already bringing the platform (or, at least, a derivative of it) to <i>all</i> their cars by 2014. Kia's Android-based in-car AVN system, UVO 2.0, comes with an app store of its own …