Even though the engine is the biggest concern with regard to breaking in a new car, drivers should also be mindful of the brakes and tires. Their surfaces aren't yet optimized for performance because they may have a film left over from the manufacturing process. Since tires and brakes both work by creating friction, they're less efficient if they're too smooth. So give yourself extra stopping distance for the first couple hundred miles in a new car, or whenever you get new brakes or tires. … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
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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
"The data that I've seen seems to indicate that it doesn't really increase giving; it just spreads it out a little instead of having all holiday and end-of-year giving happen in the last week of December," he says. "My belief is that Giving Tuesday doesn't address the core challenge in nonprofit fundraising — getting in front of a donor at the moment they care about and are motivated about the nonprofit's cause. Any 'day of giving' is arbitrary, and there's really no reason why they should motivate donors. But compare that to the urgency you feel after a natural disaster ... or after reading about an abused animal — that is what motivates donors, not dates on a calendar." … [Read more...] about After Cyber Monday, People Open Their Wallets for Giving Tuesday
Coordinates in the Sky "The purpose is to be able to uniquely specify a location in the sky. It's just like latitude and longitude on Earth," Rick Fienberg, press officer for the American Astronomical Society, explains in an email. "If you tell someone to meet you in Littleton, Colorado, at 39°36'47.9484''N, 105°0'59.9292''W they will not only know which town you're in but also which street corner you're waiting at.... It wouldn't be very useful to someone else to know only which town you're in — you need to be more precise if you have any hope of being found by the other person." … [Read more...] about How Do We Find Things in the Blackness of Space?