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Subaru drops BRZ price for 2016 model year

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Despite the lower price, the 2016 model ships with a backup camera and Subaru's 6.2-inch infotainment system as standard features.

Turn It Up To 11: Tesla Sets A New 'Consumer Reports' Standard

Tesla Motors is used to accolades from Consumer Reports magazine. But its latest performance is the equivalent of an automotive spit take. The all-wheel-drive version of Tesla's Model S electric sedan, called the P85D, scored 103 out of a possible 100 on the chart that the magazine uses to measure automobiles, [...]

Evidence suggests subatomic particles could defy the standard model

A team of physicists has found new hints of particles -- leptons, to be more precise -- being treated in strange ways not predicted by the Standard Model. The discovery could prove to be a significant lead in the search for non-standard phenomena.

This Thin Model Has Been Deemed "Too Big" For the Fashion Industry

While part of the fashion world is ready to kick ridiculous body-type standards to the curb, we've still got a long way to go. Case in point: a 19-year-old Swedish woman, who recently took to YouTube to call out the industry that's labeled...Show More Summary

'Pathway to 2050' Focuses on California’s 2030 Goals, Utility Regulation and Business Models

“We are at another inflection point in California policy,” said Howard Wenger of SunPower Corp. With legislation pending across the street in the Capitol to raise California’s already high standards for renewable energy and building efficiency, he couldn't be more right. read more

Subaru’s EyeSight autonomous emergency braking tech boosting Australian sales

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology in Subaru’s latest Liberty and Outback models has been a significant contributor to increased sales volume in Australia, the Japanese carmaker’s local arm says. Subaru’s EyeSight system, first introduced to the company’s Australian range on Liberty and Outback models in 2012, utilises a pair of road-facing […]

Dodge Hellcats getting price hike

SRT models of the 2016 Challenger and Charger are getting higher prices, including a $4,200 increase on the Challenger Hellcat. That's offset somewhat by new standard equipment, though. Continue reading Dodge Hellcats getting price hike Dodge Hellcats getting price hike originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:02:00 EST. Show More Summary

Ford Australia stands by optional safety stance for Ranger

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The new 2016 Ford Ranger PX Series II model has arrived, and only one model in the range gets a reverse-view camera as standard. The 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak gets the potentially-life saving safety technology as standard, and buyers can option it in the XLT model (which starts from $46,690 plus on-road costs), but no […]

Best Buy Hosting Clearance on Nexus 9 Tablets, 16GB Model for $359 (Updated)

For anyone looking to scoop up a tablet, Best Buy is now listing all Black variants of the Nexus 9 as “clearance items,” marking them down from $40 to $48. For your standard 16GB model in Black, the price is set at $360, down from its usual price of $400. Show More Summary

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Fast Company: Amazon's Jeff Bezos responds to the New York Times article. Althouse : Polish socialist realism. Law Latte Blog: A model train exhibit from the viewpoint of the model train. The Weekly Standard: Will Brewbaker and his girlfriend visit a psychic. Show More Summary

Model's Body Photoshopped in 18 Countries to Study Varying Beauty Standards

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

In a project that was based on Esther Honig's the year before, a doctor's service based in the U.K. sent the photo above to graphic designers in eighteen different countries. The designers were given the instruction to Photoshop the images to make them appeal to the citizens of their countries. Show More Summary

What the 'Perfect' Female Body Looks Like Around the World (PHOTOS)

Post by Maressa Brown. From Marilyn Monroe to Jennifer Aniston, celebs and models -- and magazine editors, fashion designers, of course -- have set beauty standards for American women. But what we've perceived as aspirational isn't necessarily what our sisters in other countries believe to be their ideal. Show More Summary

Protons and antiprotons appear to be true mirror images

In a stringent test of a fundamental property of the standard model of particle physics, known as CPT symmetry, researchers have made the most precise measurements so far of the charge-to-mass ratio of protons and their antimatter counterparts, antiprotons. Show More Summary

One Model’s Secret to Success: Accept Your Body

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

People in fashion talk a lot about changing the industry's impossible beauty standards for women, but plus-size model Denise Bidot is actually doing something about it. This summer, Bidot's #NotSorry ad campaign for swimwear e-commerce site Swimsuits for All went viral as soon as it was released. In it, an unretouched Bidot... More »

Poll: Should Athletes Be Held to Higher Standards?

In a culture that encourages pushing boundaries, should role models be better...role models?

2015 Kia Sorento Platinum Review

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The new 2015 Kia Sorento range has a lot to live up to. In a time of unprecedented global growth for the brand, the outgoing model set new standards for the Korean brand. Loved by buyers who appreciated its reliability, running costs, flexibility and comfort, the Sorento delivered plenty of value at a very reasonable price point […]

Jimmy Iovine details the day Taylor Swift changed Apple Music’s revenue model

2 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

In a new interview with the London Evening Standard, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine has shed some more light on the day that Taylor Swift published her open letter to the company calling for artists to be fairly compensated during the three-month free trial of Apple Music. In her letter, Swift called on Apple to do […]

Presidential Election Models: Not as Simple As They Look

Tom Raftery/Wikimedia Commons RCP's Sean Trende performs a public service today by comparing political science models to the standard journalistic treatment of national elections and demonstrating that they don't differ...

For Our Consideration: An unconventional America’s Next Top Model contestant changed the way I see myself

America’s Next Top Model, a show ostensibly about judging people by their looks, is expanding the typical standards of beauty. Over the course of its many seasons, Tyra Banks’ reality competition has featured contestants who don’t fit into the regular supermodel standards: aspiring models who are transgender, bald, or even taller than 6 feet. Show More Summary

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