Breaking in a new vehicle is really about the engine. The break-in — or mechanical run-in — period is designed to begin to wear the engine evenly and smoothly with low, consistent pressure, normal operating temperature and smoothly flowing oil. The goal is to get the engine's piston rings, which expand, contract and flex, to seat properly on the cylinder walls. If there are imperfections in the pistons or the cylinder walls from the manufacturing process, working the engine too hard and too soon can wear down those imperfections too quickly. That leads to "hot spots" within the engine's cylinders, which can cause problems in the years to come. … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
But we're not done with Shkreli yet. If this were all there was to the story, most people wouldn't even bother to learn more about him. But Shkreli is also the man behind Turing Pharmaceuticals, the company that raised the price of anti-parasitic drug Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to $750. This action angered many people (see above photo) and in fact is one of the few topics that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree upon — they both have criticized Shkreli's actions. … [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?
Researchers also observed the quality of relationships between calves and caretakers through an avoidance distance test. The test, which measures the distance at which a calf will avoid a person who approaches it head on, revealed the stroked calves had a lower avoidance distance than the calves in the control group. In short, the calves who had been given special attention early on in their lives were less fearful and more welcoming when approached by people. … [Read more...] about Study: Cows Grow Bigger, Give More Milk After Early Positive Human Interaction
The Myth of the Ninja Like any good legend, the image of the ninja was crafted over centuries of storytelling and colorful exaggeration. Starting more than 300 years ago, Japanese people in the Iga region began taking elements of traditional warfare that exist in all cultures — spying, subterfuge and assassination — and assigning them to a secretive brotherhood of Japanese warriors called shinobi. The characters for shinobi can also be read and pronounced as ninja. … [Read more...] about Research Center Seeks to Separate Ninja Fact From Fiction
Before 1930, Pluto was a mathematical prediction. Astronomers had spent 149 years watching Uranus's wonky orbit and estimating what must be out there in the far reaches of our solar system, majestically mucking things up. Neptune was identified as a planet in 1846, but even the presence of another gas giant didn't entirely explain what was going on with Uranus. The search was on for “Planet X.” … [Read more...] about Our Closest Look Ever at Pluto’s Weird, Beautiful Surface