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Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Clouds

Clouds are a complex product of our atmosphere.<p>Clouds form when humid air cools enough for water vapor to condense into droplets or ice crystals. The altitude at which this happens depends on the humidity and the rate at which temperature drops with elevation.<p>Normally, water vapor can only condense …

Particles

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

We put the spurs to Chevy's new mid-size pickup.<p>One could make an argument that part of the Toyota Tacoma’s stranglehold on the not-quite-full-size truck market can be attributed to its easily condensed name: “Hey brah, sweet <i>Taco</i>. We should totes take it on a recon mission to spot some tasty …

Kayaking

BMW reimagines the USS John C. Stennis as an M4 playground

M4's new turbo six obviates the need for the steam catapult.<p>Never mind something as pedestrian as an actual racetrack <i>on land</i>. In its new promo video, BMW digitally turns the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) into an imaginary at-sea playground for the M4. Great for lurid drifts, not …

Maserati Alfieri Concept Is Pure Beauty, Aimed Straight for Jaguar F-type Coupe

Maserati pulls a stunning 2+2 out of its hat, we drool.<p>“This car has a foot pedal that is hungry to be floored.” That’s Maserati boss Harald Wester, speaking in reference to the go lever in the Maserati Alfieri concept that stole this year’s Geneva Motor Show. While that seems clear, what we really …

10 tips to avoid speeding tickets

How to steer clear of the fuzz and fight that ticket when you get one.<p>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at <i>The Washington Times</i>. But by night, he is a relentless advocate for …

1983 Land Rover Defender 110

This 1983 Land Rover Defender 110 (chassis SALLDHMV1AA198497) is said to be almost completely original and well-maintained. A 3.5 liter V8, 4-speed …

Chevy just dropped a bomb with the new 2015 Colorado

Bringing the Duramax to the masses.<p>Chevrolet just announced a reason for everyone to care about the midsize truck segment. The all-new 2015 Colorado pickup has just been revealed at the LA Auto Show, and Chevy says it will be available with a 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel.<p>Chevrolet is …

Miley Cyrus lights up marijuana joint on stage at Amsterdam awards show

She couldn't resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday.<p>The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song "Wrecking Ball" during a show with a strong lineup of other performers including Eminem and Katy Perry.<p>…

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …