10 photos show the beauty and danger of the ‘mammoth’ winter storm that pummeled parts of the US Southeast with over 1 foot of snow

Kathy Kmonicek/AP A massive storm pelted southern states with freezing rain, snow, and ice, over the weekend and left over 300,000 people without power across the Carolinas and Virginia Monday. Officials declared states of emergency in Virginia and North Carolina, where Gov. Roy Cooper called it a “mammoth” storm. Residents were warned against going outside, […]

“Wolf’s jaw” star cluster may have inspired parts of Ragnarok myth

Enlarge / Only the onset of Ragnarok can defeat Hela, the goddess of death, in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. (credit: Marvel Studios) In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a cataclysmic series of events leading to the death of Odin and his fellow Asgardian gods, and ultimately to the end of the world. Some iconographic details of this […]

Fiat Chrysler Offloads Magneti Marelli Parts Unit for $7.1 Billion

A key goal of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ financial fitness regimen, started under former CEO Sergio Marchionne, has come to pass under his successor, Mike Manley. On Monday morning, FCA announced the sale of its Italian parts unit, Magneti Marelli, to Japan’s Calsonic Kansei, itself owned by KKR & Co. The deal, worth $ 7.1 billion, […]

The scariest parts of the new climate change report: The goals the world set are inadequate, and the track we’re on is disastrous

NASA The world will see catastrophic effects of climate change if temperatures climb to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, according to a new report. These effects include extreme heatwaves, severe droughts, the death of coral reefs, mass extinctions, sea-level rise, and more. We’re on track to hit that 1.5-degree temperature rise by 2040. If […]

Car, Parts Companies Exhale, but Not Everyone’s Thrilled by USMCA

Canada’s autoworkers feel pretty confident they’ll still have a job next year, as the free trade agreement reached by the U.S. and its northern neighbor Sunday night pretty much keeps the status quo alive in that country’s auto sector. Just last week, with headway essentially absent from the trade negotiations, President Trump repeated his threat […]

Hurricane Lane Causing Catastrophic Flooding in Parts of Hawaii

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No hard feelings: Clergy visit prompts Russian fine arts school to hide statues’ naughty parts

A fine arts school in Russia’s Siberia has been criticized online after deciding to hastily cover up its nude antique sculptures – all because they thought it might upset visiting Orthodox Christian priests. The unusual take on artistic nudity occurred in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk on Thursday. Photos and a video from the State […]

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Taliban fighters attacked the city of Ghazni in central Afghanistan early on Friday, burning police checkpoints, shelling buildings and seizing control of parts of the city, officials said. The Defense Ministry in Kabul said the attackers had been driven off but were still present in one area of the city and had occupied civilian houses, […]

BBC weather forecast: HEAVY downpours to ravage parts of the UK – Find out where HERE!

Wednesday will start off with some showers in parts of Wales, western England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The heaviest rain is likely to be in Scotland, where it will be thundery at times with downpours. Meteorologist Matt Terry, who presented the BBC Breakfast  weather report from Tatton Park in Cheshire, England, told viewers rain was […]

BMW M2 M Performance Parts Concept Hits Goodwood Festival of Speed

While old school BMW enthusiasts love to criticize their favorite brand for spoiling itself with electronic steering and sacrificing fun for technology, proponents of other automakers claim Bavarian Motor Works has flat out ruined itself. However, the truth of the matter is that BMW still offers an array of suburb performance vehicles that many still find […]