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This Is the Space Weather New Horizons Had to Fly Through to Get To Pluto—And It's Very Strange

New Horizons returned some amazingly detailed shots and data of Pluto over the course of its mission—but just what did it have to fly through to get …

Space

Watch This Navy Admiral Destroy Ted Cruz's Climate Myths

Ted Cruz is certain that global warming stopped 18 years ago. He said that repeatedly during a Senate hearing he chaired Tuesday afternoon devoted to …

Sparkling Espresso Recipe with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

7 Secrets You Missed in the Final Star Wars Trailer

Ever since the second trailer for <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> debuted during the D23 Expo, fans have been waiting impatiently for the next wave of …

The TIE Fighter Is The Worst Spacecraft In The Star Wars Universe

I’m sure there’s going to be lots of people who disagree with me on this. Sure, TIE fighters look cool, I get that. And this isn’t about politics — …

The Endurance: one of the greatest survival stories ever told

The Endurance<p>Survival against the greatest odds.<p>Ernest Shackleton had already made a name for himself as an intrepid explorer, having reached a …

Buenos Aires

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Ford's Voodoo V-8: A Tech Primer – Feature

From the September 2015 issue<p>The new rev-happy 5.2-liter V-8 in the Mustang Shelby GT350 is one of the most compelling reasons to visit a Ford dealership in 2016. Code-named Voodoo and sharing its basic architecture with the Mustang GT’s 435-hp, 5.0-liter Coyote engine, this new powerplant is an …

How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.<p>This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.<p>But I can offer one solid piece of …

Kia Shows Off Stunning Novo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

If you thought that Kia’s design resurgence would start and end with the winsome Optima—it hasn’t really spread throughout the line, in all honesty—feast your eyes on the new Kia Novo concept, which just debuted at the Seoul auto show. Said to preview where Kia is going with its next generation of …

Hyundai Closer to Building Santa Cruz Pickup, Considering Second Alabama Plant

Want a smidgen more proof that Hyundai will build the Santa Cruz pickup concept? Read this three-sentence article from <i>Reuters</i>, which quoted a company executive in South Korea, and see if you can find the “yes.”<p>We can’t, but after our longer interview with Hyundai USA’s vice president of product …

Santa Cruz

These amazing color photos of the Hindenburg Zeppelin show what luxury flying was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship.<p>Of all the massive Zeppelin's constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg. The Hindenburg was designed to ferry passengers across the Atlantic in serenity, …

Ariel Nomad

Like the Atom before it, the Ariel Nomad doesn't pretend to be something it's not. So you won't find unnecessary equipment like sunroofs, rear seat …

Withings Activite Pop Smart Watch

Track your activity without looking like a fitness nut by donning the Withings Activite Pop Smart Watch. Available in three colors and with a variety …

Snow Crawler

Snow is pretty. Snow can be a blast to play around in. But in order to enjoy the snow, you generally have to be out in the cold. If you don't like …

EXCLUSIVE PROOF: The Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Is Happening!

Our exclusive mule sighting confirms that Chevrolet means mid-engine business.<p>Behold, mid-engine Corvette fans: The car you’ve waited patiently for Chevrolet to build has finally evolved beyond titillating concepts to the engineering mule revealed here. An 82-second strike by our recon op resulted …

Alpackalypse Raft

Billed as the most advanced, whitewater capable packraft ever produced, the Alpackalypse Raft was six years in the making — and it was worth the …

Evo Utlity Bike

The more diverse your daily routine, the more you need out of your bike. Some people just buy multiple bikes for multiple occasions, but the Evo …

Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 Watch

It might not be the first timepiece from Porsche Design, but the Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 Watch is the first to be developed entirely in-house. …

Watches

Should F1 move to closed cockpits? Alonso thinks it's worth further study [w/poll]

The deaths of Ayrton Senna and Dale Earnhardt revolutionized safety in top-flight motorsports. And while we continue to mourn their passing, the truth is that the safety changes made after their deaths have saved lives. Now, Jules Bianchi's severe head injury is reigniting the safety controversy in …

Oldsmobile Toronado

A giant 400 horsepower, two-and-a-half-ton Mini is a gas, but it's not for citizens with cardiac conditions.<p>From the April 1968 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Luxury isn't enough in the luxury car field anymore.<p>It simply won't do to say, "My luxury car has more trick stuff than your luxury car," and so …

Four car-buying hacks

An expedition to the nearest car dealership can make even the most confident of buyers anxious. Dealers bring a barrage of backroom talk, endless options-list add-ons and a flurry of financing provisions. The results of hours of negotiations may be a buyer who stumbles – or drives – out ruffled, …

8 Ways to Lower the Odds of Being Ticketed When Police Pull You Over

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac's Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town. Here's the inside dope.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Visions of America/Contributor/Getty Images)</i><p>…

Detroit Auto Show

Old Car City, USA is Where Classic Cars go to Rust in Peace

There’s something deeply emotional about seeing old cars returning to the earth, and <i>Hot Rod</i> has stumbled upon the mother lode. With 34 acres of decaying American classics, Georgia’s Old Car City, USA is a patina-lover’s nirvana.<p>In business since 1931, Old Car City, USA isn’t your average junkyard. …

Polaris Dagor, ready for action

In the 70-odd years since its auspicious debut, the original US military jeep has proved a very tough act to follow.<p>Riding on a long-travel suspension inspired by desert-running Trophy Trucks, the Dagor can seat a squad of nine soldiers or carry a 3,250lb payload.<p>Between 1941 and 1945, Willys and …

Ken Block hoons his Ford F-150 RaptorTrax on the slopes

Ken Block drives Fords. Hoons the heck out of 'em, actually. Mostly Fiestas, but also the occasional Focus or Mustang. But earlier this year, the Gymkhana guru revealed his baddest Ford yet: an F-150 SVT Raptor on tracks. And true to form, here he is putting it to the test in the latest video from …

This is a Flying Car that Could Save Lives

The flying-car-as-commuter-appliance has so far been a bill of goods sold to us by futurists. But ITEC is changing the paradigm and offering up a humanitarian-oriented machine that works.<p>ITEC is on to something that may make humanitarian missions easier in remote or hostile territory: a flying car. …

Flying Car

Filson Soft-Sided Cooler

Keeping consumable goods cool is a vital part of any outdoor trek, whether it's a rigorous hike or your next fishing trip. The Soft-Sided Cooler from …

Decelerating from a 390-mph land speed record run might just trigger your fire system

Have you ever had one of those days where everything was going smoothly and then, in a split-second, there was utter chaos? Racer Danny Thompson recently got a fantastic story to tell when he was taking his streamlined Challenger II land speed car for a test run. Everything appeared perfectly …

We Hear Audi TT Offroad Concept Could Become a Thing

A production version of the Audi TT Offroad concept shown at the 2014 Beijing auto show in April could become a thing, a new report from <i>Automotive News</i> suggests. The rumors are fueled by comments made by an Audi spokesman during the press launch for the third-generation 2016 Audi TT.<p>Ulrich …