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Nissan announces limited-edition 2014 GT-R in Midnight Opal

Nissan has unveiled the 2014 GT-R Special Edition. Finished in Midnight Opal paint, the GT-R SE will be limited to just 100 units worldwide, with 50 earmarked for the US.<p>With sales slated to start this fall, the Special Edition of the 545-horsepower GT-R tacks $6,000 on to the $105,590 price of a …

McLaren P1 XP2R caught doing hot laps

Color us befuddled. This is a McLaren P1, circling the Nürburgring. Not too out of the ordinary, right? Well, direct your attention to the very last photo in our gallery of spy shots (also conveniently located to the right), and notice the graphic: XP2R Prototype Vehicle.<p>Is this a new McLaren …

Spied! Could This McLaren P1 XP2R Prototype be Another Variant?

While we eagerly await the recently revealed McLaren P1, the Woking-based supercar maker could have a little something else up its sleeves. Spy photographers snapped pictures of a P1 prototype stamped with a “XP2R Prototype Vehicle” sticker on its lower body panels, which could suggest there may be …

Last Call- Stance in Your Pants Edition

With auction sale prices reaching $1.2 million, which makes it the most expensive Asian car ever sold, it’s only a matter of time before somebody …

Honda Racing crafts a 109-hp lawn mower

Mean Mower can hit 60 in four seconds and top out at 130 mph, but it still cuts grass.<p>With a little help from the company's British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) team, Honda U.K. took one of the company's HF2620 ride-on lawn mowers and turned it into a fire-breathing grass-shredder they called …

F1 2013 production stills

Mullin readies rare G.A.R. Type B5 for Pebble Beach

A rare French racecar, one of just a handful known to exist, will debut to American car enthusiasts at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance in northern California.<p>The 1930 G.A.R. Type B5 Roadster (chassis No 795) is the latest offering from Peter Mullin’s collection to debut at Pebble, the …

Driving a modern F1 car at Goodwood is better than coffee

So this is what rain tires are for.<p>During the festivities at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes AMG Petronas gave its driver Nico Rosberg the chance to run his current F1 car up the hill, on rain tires no less, and recorded the entire experience. To say the F1 car seems overpowered and …

A liquid lake on Saturn’s moon

A false-color mosaic of Ligeia Mare – the second-largest known body of liquid on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. It’s larger than Lake Superior on …

Astronomy

This date in science: America and Russia meet in space

On July 17, 1975, a famous first handshake between nations in space.<p><b>July 17, 1975</b>. On this date, Soviets and Americans accomplished the first joint …

Astronomers Want To Fire Giant Bullets At Jupiter's Moon Europa

Hey aliens, you have about 10 years to reveal yourselves before we launch a science missile.<p>Scientists at University College London have designed a 44-pound bullet that could gather scientific information on Jupiter's moon Europa. Last week, a prototype of the bullet slammed through a 10-tonne …

Helmet Scare Shuts Down Space Walk

Astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet malfunctioned during Tuesday's space walk outside the International Space Station. Water built up inside, causing the excursion to be abandoned. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Geoff Brumfiel about what happened yesterday, how serious it was, and what NASA believes …

Russia Is Building an Inflatable Space Module of its Own

A leading spacecraft developer in Russia reveals the design of an inflatable space station module, raising some eyebrows on this side of the Atlantic, where Bigelow Aerospace has been developing something similar.<p><b>RKK Energia, the manufacturer of the Soyuz spacecraft</b> and the prime contractor on the …

The Surprising Origin Of Earth's Gold

New observations suggest your jewelry may have originated from colliding stars. Twinkle, twinkle!<p>Pirates have hunted it. Monarchs have exploited it. Jewelers have sold it. But where did gold come from?<p>Research by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) suggests that the Earth's supply …

Mars Rover Finds Good News for Past Life, Bad News for Current Life on Mars

The first detailed analysis from the Curiosity rover’s sampling of the Martian atmosphere bolsters the case that the planet was once warmer, and …

Cannabis psychosis admissions rose in England after drug reclassified to Class B

Research has suggested that the number of hospital admissions for psychosis caused by cannabis use started to decline after its classification was …

Curiosity rover finds evidence Mars lost its atmosphere 4bn years ago

A mysterious, catastrophic event tore away the atmosphere of Mars, according to the first detailed analysis of the make-up of the air on the Red …

Study finds recent rule changes didn’t reduce rates of concussions in NHL

A recent NHL rule change designed to cut down on the number of concussions in the league hasn't made a difference, a new study suggests.<p>The research suggests the rule, which outlawed bodychecks aimed at the head and checking from a player's blind side, has not led to lower concussion rates among …

Bobby Ryan doesn’t want to fill Alfredsson’s role with Senators

Seeing himself as a bit of a chameleon, Bobby Ryan believes he can blend in on just about any team.<p>And while he is convinced that he will adapt to any spot in the lineup, the new Ottawa Senators star forward has no intention of filling Daniel Alfredsson's skates.<p>Ryan made an appearance in the …

Olympic agreement continues to hold up release of 2013-14 NHL schedule

The NHL schedule is still awaiting the completion of an agreement to send players to the Olympics, deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed.<p>Once a deal is done for NHL representation in Sochi in 2014, the league will be able to release the full schedule for the 2013-14 season. While it's considered …