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The Transformation of a Post-Communist Country Documented in Haunting Photos

Almost 25 years later, the country of Romania is still in the midst of a difficult transformation from one of the region’s hardest dictatorships to a …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

2014 Detroit Auto Show: 7 Cars We (and You) Can't Wait to Drive

A septet guaranteed to deliver grins.<p>As smokin’ as the following auto-show debutants look in repose on their grand plinths, bathed in light and mobbed by the masses, we’d rather be driving them. Our name isn’t <i>Car and Observer,</i> after all. (That sounds like an autonomous-car magazine. Blech.) Lucky …

The New Oil Landscape

<b>When Susan Connell arrives</b> at the first oil well of the day, she tosses her stylish black-rimmed glasses onto the dashboard of her 18-wheeler, climbs down from the cab, and pulls the zipper on her fire-resistant coveralls up to her neck. It’s early July, about 7 a.m. We’re on the Fort Berthold …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

The Infrared Landscapes

David Keochkerian is a french amateurish photographer. Based in the Somme, he seeks to capture the ephemeral beauty but also to associate different …

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, and more from …

Light painting to shoot a Ferrari California with a Westcott Icelight

Today we have other incredible team behind this light painting project using a Westcott Icelight. It is not the first time we have the privilege to …

Times Square Time-Lapse Captures the Madness that is New Year’s Eve in NYC

Thanks to CES, this week has been filled to bursting with new gear announcements that are either exacerbating your Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.) …

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

Year in Review: The Best Concept Cars of 2013

Concept cars have always fascinated audiences because they presage the automotive industry of tomorrow. And while these days that can literally <i>be</i> tomorrow, with many “concepts” being thinly disguised production cars, the most alluring are often the most fanciful, those that seduce with artful …

Auto Shows

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So 2013 is drawing to a close, the weather is decidedly foul—for Northerners, at least—and we’ll soon have our fill of champagne. Sounds like the perfect time to curl up and read the hottest reviews we published in 2013. Enjoy the list, and Happy New Year from all of us at <i>Car and Driver</i>.<p>In Europe, …

Red Bull Racing

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We here at <i>Car and Driver</i> are lucky enough to drive and test some pretty amazing cars, and also to have the privilege to tell you about them. We pride ourselves on delivering the best reviews and the most accurate test data anywhere, but the stories we tell wouldn’t be complete without stunning …

Photography

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

Le Mans

Crab Nebula: Noble Gas Molecule Found in Crab Nebula--a First in Space, Say Researchers

The Crab Nebula has a noble gas molecule, researchers said this week, noting that the find is startling because it has been assumed noble gas …

Call for Media: ESA’s Galaxy-mapping Gaia ready for launch

Gaia mapping the stars of the Milky Way<p>12 December 2013<p>The European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite is ready for launch on 19 December at 09:12 GMT …

2015 BMW M4 Coupe: Worth the Wait

Everything an M should be—you know, apart from the turbos.<p>The wait is finally over—and not a moment too soon. BMW ceased production of the E92 M3 coupe what seems like ages ago, and after teasing us with an M4 concept and a thorough crash course delivered via a rousing ride-along, we now have final …

Automotive Design

Chevrolet to Debut Corvette C7.R Racer Alongside Z06 in Detroit

Chevrolet’s high-speed rollout of the Corvette C7 races on. Detroit’s 2014 auto show will bring the unveiling of the even-higher-performance Z06 and the C7.R race car. That competition version will get its first racing test in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Ferrari, SRT, and Porsche beware: …

Sports Cars

Eyewitness: Costa Rica

Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series

At the old well of Acoma - a picture from the past

Edward S Curtis was funded by JP Morgan to document the traditional life of the Native American people before it disappeared. His 20 volume ethnographic work titled The North American Indian was published between 1907 and 1930. Curtis has often been criticised for staging many of his photographs; …

Red Bull Has Three New Adrian Newey–Designed Racers for Gran Turismo 6

The sixth iteration of the sought-after Gran Turismo video-game series hits shelves on Friday, and enthusiasts of Formula 1’s reigning champs have a very valid reason to rejoice. Three successors to the fictional Red Bull X2010, which first appeared on GT5 thanks to a tie-up with Red Bull chief …

Automotive Design

Peter Beste's best photograph: Tiger Wood of the hood

'Suddenly this guy came up carrying a golf club – and introduced himself as Tiger Wood of the hood'<p>I was doing a project about Houston's underground rap scene and was in a neighbourhood called the Fourth Ward. Suddenly this guy walked up carrying a golf club, with no shirt on, a blunt in his mouth, …

Creative Photos of Figurines Going About Their Miniature Lives in Our Big World

In English, the title of husband and wife photographer team Kurt and Edwige Moses‘ photo series <i>Un Petit Monde</i> translates into “A Small World,” but …

2015 Lamborghini Deimos Spy Photos

Dread and terror personified—in a good way.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo, which has been on sale for a decade now. While speculation is rife that the Gallardo’s heir will be named after the prison island Cabrera, we previously discovered a Lamborghini trademark application …

Sports Cars

Astonishing Photography Series Entitled 'Sea Change' Shows Disappearing Shorelines

Global warming and climate change have both been subjects that have stirred passionate debates from opposing sides of the argument. There is growing …

Day to Night Series Captures World-Renowned Cities Around the World from Dawn 'Til Dusk

American photographer Stephen Wilkes is best known for his collection of abandoned structures such as those at Ellis Island or the former Bethlehem …

Breathtaking Photos of Supercell Thunderstorms in the US

With the devastation wrought by hurricane Haiyan very recently in the Philippines, we have been bombarded by haunting pictures of the havoc that can …

Weather

Godzilla's 'Ring: Nissan Claims Nürburgring Lap Record With 2015 GT-R NISMO With "Track Options"

Nissan clearly put a lot of work into the 2015 GT-R NISMO, the even-higher-performance GT-R model that debuted in Tokyo this week, in order to make it stand out from the already crazy regular GT-R. Most of that work was carried out in the crucible of the demanding Nürburgring circuit, where the …

Sports Cars