Avoid pushing the engine up to redline.Be particularly careful if it's a high-performance car.Don't floor the gas pedal.If it's a manual transmission, shift gears before it redlines.Don't use cruise control. It's important for the engine to go through different RPMs.If possible, avoid short trips that don't allow the car's engine to warm up to normal operating temperature.Avoid towing as it can put a heavy load on the engine, and because the car's brakes and tires require increased stopping distance (see Now That's Interesting). … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
Then, young Shkreli, 32, was ousted from a biotechnology company he founded in 2011 called Retrophin. The board of directors fired him in 2014, and he was founder and CEO of that company. Why was he pushed out? Shkreli had already made a reputation for himself as being a bit erratic and unpredictable. And the charges he faces now relate to him allegedly taking stock illegally from Retrophin to pay off debts accrued by an unrelated business. That's securities fraud. … [Read more...] about The Most Hated Man in America Gets Arrested
In this video, we bid adieu to the name Gary. You see, the Garys of the world have been in sharp decline over the decades, namely because of the fickle nature of the naming public. … [Read more...] about Gary’s a Trustworthy Name. Is Yours?
Stephanie Lurzel and her colleagues studied 104 Holstein-Friesian calves at a commercial dairy farm in Germany. From birth to Day 14, they stroked the necks of half the calves for three minutes a day and did not pet the other half of the group. By Day 90, the calves who had experienced neck rubs weighed more than the control group, pointing to the positive influence of gentle human interaction on animal weight gain. … [Read more...] about Study: Cows Grow Bigger, Give More Milk After Early Positive Human Interaction
The Ninja Legend Spreads The biggest challenge in separating ninja truth from myth is a lack of reliable primary sources. Turnbull says there are five total documents housed at the new research center that are similar to the monk's account. What's most remarkable about that handful of documents isn't so much the content of the original texts, but how they've been transformed into these legendary tales. The mission of the new center is to trace the path from a few garden-variety nighttime attacks in the 16th century to what became a global cultural phenomenon. … [Read more...] about Research Center Seeks to Separate Ninja Fact From Fiction
Clyde Tombaugh got his gig as a junior astronomer with Lowell Observatory when he sent in observations he’d made of Jupiter and Mars on a homemade telescope (constructed using such sundries as a 1910 Buick’s crankshaft and discarded dairy farm equipment). He was only asking for their opinions on his work, but they were so impressed that they offered him a job. … [Read more...] about Our Closest Look Ever at Pluto’s Weird, Beautiful Surface