Greenland ice cores track Roman lead pollution in year-by-year detail

Enlarge (credit: Johny SYSEL via Wikimedia Commons) Buried beneath the snow on Greenland’s surface, ancient layers of ice hold deposits of lead that originated at mines and foundries in ancient Rome. Fluctuations in the amount of ancient lead pollution that reached Greenland turn out to be a remarkably accurate way to trace the economic impact […]

Continuation Aston Martin DB4 GTs unleashed at Silverstone track day

The first customers for the Aston Martin DB4 GT continuation cars have now gotten to experience track time in them. Aston arranged a customer track day at Silverstone, with five continuation GTs stretching their legs on the legendary circuit. The continuation cars are a 25-car run built by Newport Pagnell’s Aston Martin Works, after the […]

Tesla posts biggest quarterly loss, Model 3 production on track

Tesla on Wednesday posted its worst ever quarterly loss and said its Model 3 production target remains on track, expecting to hit about 5,000 per week in about two months. While that sounds alarming, losses were actually less than analysts expected. Tesla said it produced 2,270 Model 3s per week in the last week of […]

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Track Test Review: The indomitable track rat

Mark Webber is sitting across from me in the driver’s seat of a new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, trademark grin wide on his semi-bearded face. “Good, right?” Webber had been at the Nurburgring the week before when Lars Kern set a new record at the Nordschleife for naturally-aspirated production cars, breaking the notorious seven minute […]

How Being True to You Gets You Back on Track When You Feel Lost

You often hear people say, ‘be yourself’ or ‘be true to yourself’ or ‘just be you’. Many legendary quotes speak to this concept and it is one of the topics about which I’m most passionate. I deeply believe (and have experienced this with hundreds of people) that if we are ‘true to ourselves’, we will […]

The ruble is on track for its worst week since 1999 as Trump tells Russia: ‘Get ready’

Markets Insider LONDON — The Russian ruble is down 2.8% against the dollar on Wednesday after President Donald Trump ramped up his anti-Russian rhetoric on Twitter.  The ruble was already down 1.7% in early European trading but took a leg lower after Trump warned Russia to “Get ready” for engagement in Syria. Trump tweeted: “Russia vows to […]

‘Conspiracy theory’? Homeland Security wants to track journalists & analyze media ‘sentiment’

The US Department of Homeland Security is looking to build a media monitoring database. When some reporters objected, a DHS spokesman dismissed their concerns as fodder for “black helicopter conspiracy theorists.” Service providers who want to bid for the program have until April 13 to submit a capabilities statement, according to the notice posted on […]