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Did We Steal Our Moon From Venus?

Is our planet a dirty thief?<p>Dave Stevenson, professor of planetary science at Caltech, gave an intriguing speech at the Origin of the Moon conference in London this week. The most widely accepted theory about the Origin of the Moon is called the "giant impact theory," which is pretty much what you …

Astronomy

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

A Lancia Stratos for the rest of us.<p>A Ferrari engineer once told me his company obtained a C6 Corvette a few years ago to see what the fuss was about. Assuredly, the foreigners pummeled the poor thing down to a grease spot. The Vette is big, loud, and fast, the engineer concluded, but “a little bit …

2014 Dodge Durango

The Charger of SUVs gets new looks and a new automatic.<p>With its glaring, squinty eyes; jutting cross-hair nose; and wide, muscular stance, the current Dodge Durango hit the market for the 2011 model year as no shrinking violet. It’s now been updated for 2014, and it cops even more attitude than …

Analysis: Mercedes’ “Chicken” Commercial is a Pluckin’ Rip-Off – Feature

Just as it takes an engineering genius to create something as complex as Mercedes’ “Magic Body Control” (MBC) suspension, it also takes a marketing genius to explain it in a way that the common man can readily understand. Mercedes-Benz seemingly gets this. In its simplest terms, MBC uses a …

Piëch Surprises VW, Announces High-Performance Ducati-Powered XL1

It’s impossible to control an old warrior on a mission. That’s what Volkswagen’s PR team found out (again) when Ferdinand Piëch, the omnipotent head of the Volkswagen Group, transformed a lecture at the Technical University of Vienna into an announcement of an ultra-sporty version of the XL1 …

Porsche Future Product Details Leak Online

Earlier today, several presentation slides purported to be from a Porsche dealer meeting were posted by <i>Jalopnik</i>. The grainy images reveal what appear to be official Porsche plans for and details of the 2015 Macan crossover, as well as new 911, Boxster, and Cayman model variations. Here are the …

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Arrival

There was plenty of “Mallfinder” cackling about the Pathfinder during the off-road evaluation section of our Sport/Utility of the Year testing last August. Nissan made the unpopular-among-enthusiasts and hugely-popular-among-people-who-actually-buy-new-SUVs decision to leave the truck-based …