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DC's Convergence reboot starts today: Here's what you need to know

This summer, DC and Marvel are making big efforts to get new readers with fresh superhero stories of all genres. The summer crossover event is a familiar rite for the Big Two of the American comics industry. But where a crossover is usually the sort of thing that only makes a superhero setting more …

Takin' a trip to Japan's kitty cat island: Aoshima, where cats outnumber humans six to one

Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture of southern Japan on February 25, 2015. Thomas Peter/Reuters<p>Reuters today published a …

Gaming has left the LAN party behind

It's becoming clear that the humble LAN party is becoming an outdated concept in the modern world of gaming.<p>A LAN (local area network) party is an event where any number of people come together with their gaming PCs to play games in the same physical space. It's a more intimate way to hang out with …

If Earth falls, will interstellar space travel be our salvation?

Some climatologists argue it may be too late to reverse climate change, and it’s just a matter of time before the Earth becomes uninhabitable – if …

Lexus F's Up SEMA with Trio of Modified RC Coupes

During our first drive in the 2015 Lexus RC F, we deemed the 5.0-liter V-8 “just a few horses shy of sensational.” Orange County tuner Gordon Ting apparently agreed, and proceeded to <i>do</i> something about it, like plumb in a nitrous-oxide system to boost the 467-hp engine by roughly 100 ponies in quick …

24 Hours of LeMons Michigan Day 1: Porsche 944, Geo Metro, Volkswagen Squareback Leading Classes

After lining up the largest and most interesting field of Midwestern LeMons racers we’ve ever seen on Friday, we dropped the green flag on Saturday morning and presided over a drizzly, cold day of racing at GingerMan Raceway. When the checkered flag came out soon after sunset, we’d seen a lot of …

American Endurance Racing is the next cheap frontier

AER brings real race cars to the cheap-car formula.<p>Was it just seven years ago that the 24 Hours Of LeMons laid down the template for cheap-car endurance racing? It was, and I remember it well because I was the driver who took, and kept, the lead in the 2007 LeMons race at the short oval in Flat …