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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Adam Yauch Remembered With Brooklyn Playground Dedication

The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn will be renamed in honor of Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boy known as MCA who died last year. A ceremony is set for 11 …

Saturn hurricane snapped by Cassini craft

<b>An enormous hurricane raging at Saturn's north pole has an eye 2,000km (1,250mi) across - big enough to cover the UK 12 times over.</b><p>The striking images of the storm were snapped from a height of 420,000km (260,000mi) by the Cassini spacecraft, which arrived at Saturn in 2004.<p>They were captured in …

Month in Space: April 2013

Comedy Central Launches Comedy Festival on Twitter

Comedy Central is taking a new approach to funny business by launching a Twitter-based comedy festival next week. Comics and directors including Mel …

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1954 | Jaguar D-Type | Pilots: Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt | Source: 1 and 2

<b>1954 | Jaguar D-Type</b> | Pilots: Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt | Source: <b>1</b> and <b>2</b>

Vincent motorcycle: the 'Blue Bike'

One of the most famous Vincent motorcycles of all time has just gone up for sale. Marty Dickerson’s Rapide—best known as the ‘Blue Bike’—is on show at Altai, a design studio in Los Angeles.<p>The Blue Bike has an illustrious history to match its stunning looks. It’s a ‘Series B’ Touring Rapide that …

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Moto Guzzis by Revival Cycles

Texas-based Revival Cycles are on a roll at the moment, with a brace of custom Moto Guzzis heading to The One Moto Show in Austin. Both bikes have been heavily modified; as Revival’s Alan Stulberg says, they “began as very different machines and sort of met in the middle.”<p>The first machine is a …

Why It's So Hard For Scientists To Study Medical Marijuana

The nation's research-grade cannabis is controlled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, whose mission to curb use is at odds with that of researchers looking to study pot's therapeutic properties.<p>Eighteen states (plus the District of Columbia) allow cannabis use for certain medical conditions. …

Really? Bum Ethernet Cable Scrubs Rocket Launch. Sigh

There's a reason "rocket science" is a cliche. It's really, really hard to pull off a launch, and veteran rocket scientists barely raise an eyebrow …

E Type

E Type.

Ferrari 340/375MM Competizione: Time For Tea?

Done with playing the fantasy numbers with that Ferrari full house at RM's forthcoming <b>Villa d'Este sale</b>? Like with one million would you go for a …

20 Gritty Photos From The NYC Subway In 1973

These 40 year old photos provide a glimpse into a now romanticized era of the city's history.

New York City

Triumph 6T custom by Baron's

With all the attention on the ‘new wave’ custom scene, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the older workshops that have been quietly operating for years or decades. One of those shops is The Baron’s Speed Shop in London. It’s run by Dick Smith, who has forgotten more than most people know about …

Yeti Robot Detects Polar Dangers

Wildlife<p><b>Meet Yeti—the robot that’s making life easier for polar scientists.</b><p>No, it doesn’t look like a giant white ape. But the battery-powered rover has all the toughness of an abominable snowman, surveying undetected hazards at research sites in Greenland and Antarctica. (See pictures of polar …

Ducati admits Austin MotoGP weekend will be tough

Ducati admits it will arrive at Austin on the back foot following its decision to skip MotoGP's pre-season test at the Texan track.<p>While Honda and …

Photos: Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Street Style

From outdoor cafés to sporty convertibles, the Roman sites and scenes frequented by Audrey Hepburn, resident of the Eternal City.

How Marathons Have Been Attacked [Infographic]

The Global Terrorism Database shows where other attacks and attempted attacks on marathons have happened.<p>An attack on the Boston Marathon has left at least two dead, according to reports. The Global Terrorism Database catalogues events like this, and has a record of eight other attacks or attempted …

How Much Booty Do People Want? Just A Little More Than The Neighbors

Sex is like money: The more you think the Joneses have, the worse you feel.<p>Having sex makes us happy. But what makes us even happier, apparently, is having sex more than someone else.<p>A study from Tim Wadsworth, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, looked at the …

The Marathon

The race and the aftermath and a dark day in Boston<p>It was what was left behind that wrung the heart as you walked through Copley Square in Boston …