posted Jul 9 2014 4:57PM
The Dodge Journey has its work cut out for it. The small-to-midsize crossover SUV really wants to compete against some of the leaders in the category - and it does an admirable job when you get right down to it - but this is a segment of the car world that has some tough opponents.
For starters, let's point out that buyers who are anxious for a third-row of seats have a viable option here. Granted, that third row is really only practical for little kids, but when you're seating seven there's a pretty good chance that'll include some little people.
Plus, you can choose built-in booster seats in the second row, which many families love.
posted Jun 26 2014 3:48PM
So you’ve decided that you finally want to experience an SUV. You’ve driven small sedans all your life, and the Colorado lifestyle (both summer and winter) have you craving something a little more rugged.
Or you’ve already tried other SUVs, but they were mostly posers - you know, an SUV body without the off-road chops to really stake a claim.
In both cases, Toyota’s dependable player in this category is the legendary 4Runner, first introduced in 1984. Over the years it has developed from little more than a pickup with a hard-case back into today’s mid-size sport utility.
posted Jun 20 2014 6:21AM
These days it seems that everything causes cancer. Well, now you can add SITTING to the list. Yep, if you're at a job where you sit all day, you've just increased your risk of colon cancer. And it doesn't even matter if you ran to work; the long periods of being on your butt are dangerous. I've got details.
With everyone catching World Cup fever - okay, maybe not everyone, and maybe not exactly a fever - I've got good news for short people. While you may be at a disadvantage in other sports, it seems that shorter folks excel on the soccer field. Details are in the link at the bottom of the page.
Plus, deep beneath the Earth's crust there's water . . . and I mean a LOT of water. More than all of the oceans combined, actually. I also have a story about the greatest thing to ever come out of a bachelor party, and a video on why garlic gives you nasty breath.
If you'd like to trip down this digital pathway you'll find this week's News For Nerds
. Science is cool!
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posted Jun 17 2014 6:47PM
Might as well present the most impressive stat first, and then follow it up with an actual review: The Toyota Corolla is the biggest selling car in automotive history. Yep, since its introduction in the mid-1960s, Toyota has rolled more than 40 million of them off the assembly line and into driveways and garages around the world.
They’ll sell another 300,000 or so this year. Think they know what they’re doing?
Having said that, the trusty little family sedan has had some serious competition of late, which prompted the Japanese automaker to make a few tweaks to their superstar. The ’14 Corolla has a slightly bolder look to it, a little more legroom in the back, and a little better gas mileage - and already had pretty impressive numbers.
I drove the S model for a week, and was struck more by the consistency from past Corollas than by any changes.
posted Jun 13 2014 6:19AM
Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? What about a full moon? Well, then today you probably should stay in bed with the covers over your head and your thumb in your mouth. We have a FULL MOON ON FRIDAY THE 13TH! Aaaagghhh!
This doesn't happen very often. Let's put it this way: It won't happen again until Jeremy is 70 years old, Emily is in her late 60s, and Jane is 128. (Ha ha!)
Plus, an important note to men: Your cell phone might be damaging your boys . . . if you know what I mean. I have details in the link below.
There's also a helpful story this week concerning something that women should watch out for during a job interview, and a video showing how spiders tune their webs like guitars.
Science is cool, and you can find all of these stories waiting for you right down this digital trail
. Click away, and get your nerd on!
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posted Jun 6 2014 6:25AM
See the hurricane? Scary, huh? Did you know that the death toll from a storm like that could depend on the storm's NAME? Weird, but true, and I've got the details.
Plus, you can blame genetics for your dislike of anchovies. Or licorice. Or . . . well, anything. Turns out that you don't like them because you can't fully smell them. Yep. I'll tell you about it.
And today we honor the brave people who lost their lives at Normandy during WWII. Scientists are finding some surprising things in the wreckage at the bottom of the English Channel, dating back to D-Day. I have a cool video of that NOVA episode. Oh, and a video that explains why bacon tastes so good. (Those two stories have absolutely nothing in common.)
If you wanna see all and know all, just click right this way. It's time to get your nerd on!
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posted May 30 2014 6:20AM
Ok, let the firestorm begin. A new study not only explains the differences in personality between dog owners and cat owners, it goes so far as to say which group is the more intelligent bunch. Don't shoot the messenger. Read all about it in the link below.
Also, we're getting closer to the days where you can pull an Austin Powers move and be frozen for years. (Well, at least for a few hours, anyway.) Suspended animation has arrived, and I have the details.
Plus, tips for taking a better nap, and a new amusement park thrill ride that drops you FACE FIRST from more than 300 feet up. Yes!
Here's your digital path to all of the above, because science is cool.
C'mon and get your nerd on!
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posted May 23 2014 6:24AM
Scientists have found a way to learn more efficiently, and it involves "reflecting." You can do that, right? This is pretty cool stuff, and I've got the details for you.
Also, I don't know if I've ever given you a News For Nerds story about the gentle octopus, but, if not, it's overdue. These are not only beautiful creatures, but incredibly intelligent animals, too. This week's story is about their remarkable arms. You should check it out.
Plus, the largest dinosaur ever discovered, a spectacular meteor shower, and a funny story about mice running on wheels. Who knew?
Check it all out right here, when you follow this digital pathway.
It's so easy - and cool - to get your nerd on.
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