Do Safer Cars Make NASCAR Drivers Behave More Recklessly?

In 1975, Dr. Sam Peltzman hypothesized that more automobile safety regulations lead to offsetting behavior by participants; that is, as drivers gain comfort through safety enhancements, they drive more recklessly. This phenomenon is known as the Peltzman Effect, and with the Daytona 500 just a few days away, it's… » 2/20/14 12:10pm 2/20/14 12:10pm

How I Accidentally Became Part Of The Anti-Russia Conspiracy

Here is a report from a Russian news site (Google translated version here) that claims I intentionally damaged my Sochi hotel room, and as a result have been stripped of my credentials to cover the Olympic games. This was news to me, because I've never been to Sochi in my life. » 2/10/14 3:20pm 2/10/14 3:20pm

Come Chat With America's Cup-Winning Skipper Jimmy Spithill

We're joined in the office by Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, who led a historic comeback from seven races down to win the America's Cup. He'll be in the comments below, so ask him anything about boats, boating, being an Australian representing a "Team USA" and other boat-related questions. » 10/02/13 1:03pm 10/02/13 1:03pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. » 9/25/13 3:29pm 9/25/13 3:29pm

Prosecutor: Aaron Hernandez "Orchestrated The Execution" Of Odin Lloyd

Before a capacity crowd at Attleboro District Court that included the family of Odin Lloyd, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arraigned on a charge of murdering Lloyd, and five assorted counts of firearm possession. » 6/26/13 2:55pm 6/26/13 2:55pm

How The Interstate System Was Born

It's easy to take interstate highways for granted these days. Sometimes we even associating them with traffic, ugly construction, and even lower quality of life. But there was a time when the lack of a freeway system kept people and things from getting where they were supposed to go. » 1/29/13 12:00pm 1/29/13 12:00pm