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Kurt Busch suspended indefinitely by NASCAR, won't race in Daytona 500

Kurt Busch will miss the Daytona 500, and finds himself once again fighting for his career.<p>Busch was suspended by NASCAR indefinitely Friday after a judge said the 2004 former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a "substantial likelihood" of more …

Motorsport

Secrets of The Space Race: Rare NASA Photos Hit the Auction Block

The largest sale of NASA photographs in the world ever brings together an astonishing collection of 700 photographs, documenting six decades of space …

Voyager spacecraft head for interstellar space

Built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Voyager 2 was launched on Aug 20, 1977, closely followed by Voyager 1 on Sept 5. …

NASCAR's Jeff Gordon backs off notion he will drive in Sprint Cup races after this year

Jeff Gordon is backing away from the possibility of running more races after this year.<p>The four-time NASCAR champion announced last month this will be his final year as a full-time driver, but he did not use the word retirement.<p>On Thursday, he said it's "highly unlikely" he'll race a Sprint Cup car …

Motorsport

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Google already seeding early next-gen Google Glass prototypes to select partners

Google Glass has been getting slammed by the media since it was announced that the Explorer Program was being shuttered, with countless outlets claiming that the project is simply dead in the water. I’ve already told you on a couple different occasions why this isn’t the case, but now we have more …

How Nanoscale Optics Create Nature's Most Dazzling Colors

What do a butterfly's shimmering wings, a fish's opalescent scales, and a peacock's brilliant feathers have in common? Yes, their colors are …

Why It's So Hard For Americans To Talk About Science

Talking about science is a lot harder than it should be. We talk all the time about things we don’t fully understand: the polar vortex, how footballs can get underinflated during games, why the Kardashians still get so much attention. We’re not experts in these areas, but we’re happy to weigh in …

Science

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

Elevators that can whisk people and cargo up from the planet’s surface into space could spell an end to polluting rockets. But making them reality is a challenge. Nic Fleming investigates.<p>Elon Musk is considered by many to be visionary – a pioneer of private exploration, and the man behind the …

Engineering

A Look at Fuel Cell Technology With Intelligent Energy's 'Upp' Hydrogen Power Pack for iPhone

Fuel cells, which generate power via chemical reactions, aren't exactly new technology, having been invented in the 1830s, but they're seen by some as one of the next steps in the evolution of electrical power. In the not-so-distant future, we may adopt fuel cells for powering cars, homes, and a …

10 Ways to Improve Your Travel Photography

Get the most out of your travel photography and capture the moment with these 10 simple tips. Most of these tips are pretty basic and some of them …

Ask AC: Can I use a Quick Charge 2.0 accessory on an older device?

If you've used Quick Charge 2.0 already, you know it's a pretty sweet new feature for your phone to have. We've been exploring all of the Quick …

“Birdman” vs. “Boyhood”: The Oscars race to save Hollywood’s soul

The Oscars are a trade show for a struggling industry, and these two indie films are its shot at redemption<p>I often say what everyone else says about the Oscars: It’s a trade show designed to make the American film industry look good – both good as in glamorous, and good as in good for the world – …

Marvel Comics

Top 5 free Android games that are incredibly tough to put down [February 2015]

When I was in secondary and post-secondary school, I put tons of time into computer and console gaming. These days, I’m lucky if I can plan a time to …

Google Play

Two Lovers Fight for Their Lives in Fantasy Animated Short - CLOUDRISE

Behind the Curtain

<i>Hoofers Outing Club, c. 1945 [source]</i><p>Go figure that on the day Chicago was -20 I couldn't stop day dreaming about my next camping trip. I got some of …

The Radical SR3 RS is superbike meets Le Mans car

Imagine a Hayabusa with a pair of extra wheels grafted on, clothed in Le Mans prototype-style bodywork. Make it street legal, too. That's the SR3.<p>After driving the Caterham/Dyson SP300.R, we came to the conclusion that there's no substitute for driving a proper "downforce car" with low weight, high …

Sports Cars

Europe And Tech: Who's Hot?

Silicon Valley showed the world how powerful and inspiring a strong tech sector can be, to an entrepreneurial culture and a nation’s economy. It’s no surprise, now, that everyone wants in the game.<p>The world over, countries are pushing to develop their tech credentials in a big way. Europe – …

Startups

Mars's Massive Erupting Clouds Still Puzzle Scientists

<i>Editor's note: The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Enormous …

Northern Lights

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: Android Wear can be remarkably unremarkable

Almost since Android was introduced, it's been followed by people (including me) complaining about manufacturer customizations to the software. Companies like Samsung, Motorola, and LG used to layer horrifically bad software UI on top of the "pure" Android experience. They're better now, but still, …

Wear OS

Pagani Huayra Roadster coming in 2016

But Not Before A New Factory And Another Surprise Arrive This Year<p>The other day we reported that Pagani is nearing the end of the production run for the Huayra. But that doesn't mean the automaker known for building such fast supercars will sit around twiddling its thumbs. In fact it has some big …

Autos

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Brave

If you had the chance to find out more about the making of a gorgeous Pixar film, wouldja? Ever since <i>Brave</i> came out in 2012, we’ve been fantasizing …

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Travel Guides

This Lamborghini cellphone costs $6,000

The Tonino Lamborghini TL88 Tauri is now up for pre-order. Bring money.<p>Tonino Lamborghini is like Porsche Design—it's part of the empire, but not a direct part of the mothership, so to speak. Named for its founder, Tonino Lamborghini develops and sells pricey luxury items—from electronics to …

Mobile Technology

EV4 four-wheel-drive electric scooter leans into turns

"Moving within Warsaw, which from year to year is becoming more and more jammed, I lacked alternative means of transport, which could easily get …