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Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

When Jack O'Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.<p>"This will fix me," O'Connor thought as he went to boot camp. "It better fix me or I'm screwed."<p>After 13 weeks of sobriety and exercise and discipline, …

The First Ever: 1955 Chrysler C-300 Chassis #001

This This 1955 Chrysler 300 (chassis 3N551001) is claimed to be the very first regular production model ever built. Just pulled from 30 plus years of …

Our Moon Is An Alien UFO Spaceship Parked In Orbit Around Earth, UFOlogists Claim

UFOlogists have proposed that the moon, believed to be a natural satellite of Earth, is, in fact, a huge spaceship, a gigantic UFO, parked in orbit …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

Audi Prologue Concept [w/videos]

Driving Audi's Multi-Million Dollar Future<p>What you're looking at here is a preview of Audi's next-gen exterior and interior design.<p>You can't tell, but in these photos, I'm wearing what can only be described as an ultra-white cloth spacesuit. Before opening the large driver's door of the Audi …

2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus First Test

When you have something like the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat spewing out a mind-boggling 707 hp, you wonder who’s going to care about the mild-mannered 2015 Challenger SXT Plus. The answer is lots of people, actually. While the Hellcat will most definitely coax people into the showroom, the SXT …

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Mansory Won’t Give you Cavities

If Willy Wonka drove a Rolls-Royce, we imagine it would look something like the latest creation from Mansory. Here, the tuner has taken a stately 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II and transformed it into a garish and chocolaty chariot that even boasts a slight performance edge over the stock version.<p>…

2015 GMC Sierra Denali HD First Test

The Broadest-Shouldered Butler Since Lurch<p>All done up in black and chrome, the new Sierra Denali HD looks like it’s wearing a tuxedo, but its burly stance and jacked suspension suggest it plans to work whatever formal event you have in mind. Indeed, when it arrived at our shop, we put it right to …

Rest of 2015.5 Dodge Viper lineup available after MSRP drop spurs sales uptick

The Dodge Viper has muscled its way back into buyers' good graces thanks to a $15,000 price drop across-the-board – and we're sure the extra five horsepower didn't hurt, either – posting a 26-percent year-to-date surge after the September realignment. No longer, uh, <i>snakebitten</i>, Dodge is now …

Bentley to call its upcoming crossover Bentayga?

Development of Bentley's forthcoming utility vehicle is almost complete, and the British automaker has painted a vivid picture of what to expect: otherworldly luxurious, a range of powertrains including a twelve-pot and a hybrid, and a price tag that is sure to eclipse any other SUV or crossover on …

Comparison: 2015 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado

F-150 2.7L EcoBoost 4x4 vs. Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x4 vs. Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 4x4<p>Pickup trucks are so ubiquitous, so common on American roadways that we tend to take them for granted. They’re hugely important vehicles, both to consumers and their manufacturers, and they make up a significant …

2015 Chrysler 300 Video

The full-size sedan segment has gotten a bit more interesting lately with new players like the fantastic new Hyundai Genesis, stylish Chevrolet …

Chrysler

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, Sedan Shine Under L.A. Auto Show Lights

The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V coupe and sedan were officially unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show today, and now the automaker has revealed official power numbers. In the 2016 ATS-V, the twin-turbo 3.6-liter LF4 V-6 makes 455 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque. That’s 35 hp and 15 lb-ft more than the …

Refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300’s Headlights Sparkle at L.A. Auto Show

Starting Price Remains the Same at $32,390<p>With its restyled headlights and (32 percent) larger front grille, the 2015 Chrysler 300 sparkled as it rolled onto the 2014 Los Angeles auto show stage. Chrysler showed three versions of its flagship sedan, including the 300 Limited, luxurious 300C …

Witness the Prologue to Audi's design future [w/videos]

Audi went Hollywood for its debut of the forward-looking Prologue concept car last night, pulling the silks back at a sprawling LA manse in the hills. The cost-no-object unveiling of the car, as well as its prominent positioning at this year's LA Auto Show, speaks to the importance with which the …

Maybach who? Bentley brings true opulence to LA

Dear Mercedes, Bentley would like to show you what real luxury looks like. The new Mercedes-Maybach may be stunning the LA Auto Show with its …

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

Mercedes has unveiled its latest top-of-the-line vehicle with the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Maybach<p>Mercedes has unveiled its latest top-of-the-line …

Longer luxury: Mercedes-Maybach panders to plutocrats

Mercedes-Benz promised Germanic excess when it resurrected the Maybach name (again), and it hasn’t stinted on that, with the new Mercedes-Maybach …

Maybach

Bentley Grand Convertible is grand, is a convertible

What you see above is the Bentley Grand Convertible, live from the Los Angeles Auto Show. It's basically a droptop version of the Mulsanne Speed, which would seem to be a foregone conclusion for production, but apparently isn't, according to Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer.<p>"We are …

2015 Maserati Quattroporte gets the lightest possible updates

A week after its debut on the interwebs, Maserati has trotted out its freshened Quattroporte range at the LA Auto Show, giving us our first in-person look at the changes to the top-of-the-line GTS trim.<p>Maserati has tweaked the headlights across the range, while the GTS gains new body-color trim …

2015 Chrysler 300 Sedan Gets New Transmission and Range-Topping Model

New front end, new transmission, new Platinum.<p>Within the spectrum of Chrysler’s vehicles, no car more fully embodies the brash Detroit-ness the brand seeks to exemplify than the big, bold, and luxurious 300 sedan. Four model years after its first major redesign, the Chrysler 300 is getting a little …

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600: Galactus, Your Chariot Awaits

Absolutely, positively the pinnacle of the S-class range.<p>"The choice of a gentleman." That’s Daimler’s line in China, where the Mercedes-Maybach S-class was shown a few hours before its debut at the Los Angeles auto show. We don't think this slogan would fly in the U.S.—may we suggest “Occupy what …

Mercedes-Maybach S600 is not the luxury limo we expected [w/video]

We should preface the above headline with this: we fully expected Mercedes-Benz to introduce a more luxurious S-Class sedan, complete with a longer wheelbase. We've seen plenty of spy photos of the stretched sedan, and it was frankly a matter of "when" rather than "if" the flagship's flagship would …

2015 Chrysler 300 First Look

In Time for Its 60th Birthday, the 300 Gets a Mojo-Makeover<p>The 2005 Chrysler 300’s brash, bargain-Bentley facade and gun sight greenhouse made it an instant icon. My dad bought one with the Hemi the night they went on sale. That car’s 2011 replacement refined the body surfacing in every way without …