This Huge Engineering Project May Be Our Best Chance At Colonizing Space

Space colonization has reached an impasse, for reasons far more fundamental than a lack of money for the Space Shuttle program. There is simply no way humans can travel easily offworld without using massive amounts of rocket fuel to escape the gravity well — and that's both expensive and environmentally… » 2/04/15 2:57pm 2/04/15 2:57pm

How to Survive the Perils of New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve might be the best party night of the year, but it can also be the most stressful, from losing your phone to the far more perilous drive home. Here are a few things you can do now to stay safe and sane this New Year's. » 12/31/14 4:53pm 12/31/14 4:53pm

Become the Memorial Day Grill Master

Memorial Day marks the start of the serious grilling season, and there's no better weekend to bolster your grill-master game. Luckily, honing your outdoor culinary skills is a lot more simple than it seems, given the right tools, a little preparation, and a few tips on technique. » 5/26/14 11:39am 5/26/14 11:39am

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here's your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year. » 1/01/14 1:19pm 1/01/14 1:19pm

The Craziest Russian Dash Cam Videos Of 2012

With the massive proliferation of cheap GoPros and other cameras, it seems like every second of Russia's free-for-all roads are now recorded. These are the thirteen most unbelievable moments from the year. » 2/15/13 12:41pm 2/15/13 12:41pm

Why Russians Are Obsessed With Dash-Cams

In Russia, everyone should have a camera on their dashboard. It's better than keeping a lead pipe under your seat for protection (but you might still want that lead pipe). » 2/15/13 8:00am 2/15/13 8:00am

Hey, Car Companies — Here's How To Get Digital Gauges Right

I know they're not to everyone's tastes, but I'm starting to like this trend towards these digital instrument panels being installed in everything from a Chevy Spark to basically the whole fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover products. Some of these are well done and are able to showcase a lot of information now that… » 2/10/13 12:00pm 2/10/13 12:00pm

Expert Gran Turismo Drivers Can't Race In Real Life Because They're Too…

Since it launched in 2008, Nissan's GT Academy has repeatedly done something previously thought to be absurd and unrealistic: It has taken people who are really, really good at Gran Turismo and put them in the seats of actual race cars. Look at Spaniard Lucas Ordoñez, who successfully went from gamer to pro driver… » 2/09/13 10:00am 2/09/13 10:00am

Weekend Motorsports Roundup: Feb. 9-10, 2013

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? » 2/09/13 4:00am 2/09/13 4:00am

This Guy Drives 1,115-Horsepower Hypercars At The Limit Every Single Day

Meet Robert Serwanski. He has the best job in the world. He's the chief test driver for Koenigsegg. That means he drives Agera Rs at the limit like you and I check our e-mail. » 2/08/13 4:00pm 2/08/13 4:00pm

How A Taxi Nearly Killed Me, And Other Observations From The UAE

The UAE is, in many ways, like the USA. It's a collection of 7 emirates (similar to our states) bound together by a federal government. Emiratis also love cars as much, or perhaps more than, the typical American. » 2/08/13 2:00pm 2/08/13 2:00pm

The Most Depreciated Cars Of The Past Ten Years

The great thing about rich people is that they buy new cars like mad and let the old ones go for pennies. Jalopnik readers know these ten most-depreciated cars of the past ten years. » 2/08/13 11:00am 2/08/13 11:00am

Is Dystopia So Bad If We Get Badass Cars?

There's a new show coming this April to SyFy called Defiance that puts vaguely elven aliens and humans, together, on the same battle scarred earth. It's sort of like post-war Vienna without all the zither music and black-market trade in penicillin. » 2/08/13 9:00am 2/08/13 9:00am

This "Turbo" Camaro Is The Most Confusing Camaro Ever

This? This is no ordinary Camaro, hombre. Not by a long shot. This is a supercharged L99-powered, 400-hp ZL1-badged widebody Camaro that will soon feature prominently in a DreamWorks 3D comedy called Turbo. What's so confusing? » 2/07/13 3:00pm 2/07/13 3:00pm

Ford TrackSTer: An Incredible 500 Horsepower Focus With A Stupid Name

For the last few years, Ken Block has been destroying the tires on Fords like it was his job. And that's pretty much because it is his job. » 2/07/13 12:00pm 2/07/13 12:00pm

The Ten Worst Automotive Facelifts Of All Time

Every few years, carmakers try and give their cars a bit of a facelift to keep them fresh. Jalopnik readers know ten operations that turned out botched. » 2/07/13 11:00am 2/07/13 11:00am

2014 Cadillac CTS: This Is It

The arrival of the Cadillac ATS has put the tried and true CTS in a bit of a tough spot. It's barely larger than the ATS, it's more expensive, and it's getting old. These are all bad things. » 2/06/13 5:30pm 2/06/13 5:30pm

How To Survive A Run In The Indy 500

Stories are told about how drivers change when the helmet goes on, the visor slams shut and the engines roar to life. Some say the "nice guy" demeanor is replaced by a wild, savage creature desperate for success, no matter the consequences. » 2/06/13 4:00pm 2/06/13 4:00pm

BMW Designs A 42-Wheel, 19-Engine Car To Fulfill One Child's Fantasy

BMW is one of those companies that gets respect and guff in big, heaping piles around here. They certainly make plenty of spectacular, iconic cars, from the 2002 to E30s to the 507 to even the little Isetta. They also sometimes seem to generate a following of arrogant, parking-line-ignorers. Two sides of the big BMW… » 2/06/13 12:00pm 2/06/13 12:00pm

The Ten Most Obnoxious Names For Car Options

Marketing lingo in the car world is absurd. Jalopnik readers know ten instances where even the simple act of naming an option on a car got out of hand. » 2/06/13 11:00am 2/06/13 11:00am