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by Dom posted Aug 29 2014 5:14AM
What would you think if middle school and high school started at 9 or 9:30? What? You don't like that idea? It messes with your schedule? It would be inconvenient for you? Well, it's actually MUCH better for your kids. Now what do you say? I've got the story in the link below.

Also, we only THINK we hate waiting. It turns out that sometimes it's good for us, and not all waiting is the same. Interesting story, and you'll find it in the link down there.

Plus, the reasons why you lose friends as you age, how monkeys don't own any selfies that they take, and video of a robot riding a hovercraft. I mean, how could it get any better than this?

Follow this digital pathway and you'll be quickly getting your nerd on. And you'll thank me.

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by Dom posted Aug 22 2014 6:23AM
Think you're addicted to coffee? Gotta have it every morning, right? Otherwise you're useless. Well, what if it's not the coffee that you're hooked on, but the routine of making it? Cool stuff, and I've got details in the link below.

Plus, science is always trying to come up with new ways for personal identification. Forget about retina scans - how about a device that recognizes your body odor? Or your veins? Think I'm kidding? I'm not. The story is in the link below.

And some other cool things this week: How Twitter helped to identify restaurants that served up food poisoning, how to get by on the pitiful amount of sleep you're getting, and a gigantic fart machine that will make you laugh - unless you have no soul whatsoever.

Check it all out by tripping down this digital pathway, and get ready to get your nerd on.

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by Dom posted Aug 15 2014 6:25AM
 
 
Hollywood has funny ideas about what happens when you step outside the Millennium Falcon without your helmet. But, alas, Hollywood usually gets it wrong. No, you won't explode, but it's still incredibly unpleasant. Want the deets? I've got 'em for you in the link below.

The movie Jaws started our real fascination with sharks, and Shark Week on television owes its ratings success to fear. But how many people actually die from shark attacks? And would you believe there are at least half-a-dozen other things in the ocean that are MUCH deadlier than sharks? See that link below for a fun video about it.

Plus, cat lovers have a new reason to strut: something in cat poop might help cancer patients. I also have a story about vibrating shoes that will help you find your way around town.

News For Nerds is really for all the cool kids. If you wanna get your nerd on, just follow this digital link and share it with your friends, yo.

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by Dom and Jane posted Aug 5 2014 2:55PM

I’ve never opened a review by mentioning parking, but it demands to be addressed in the first paragraph. After more than 15 years of reviewing cars, the RAM 3500 is the first  one where I had to plan where I would park the vehicle before I even left the house.

There you go. Now you have an idea of just how big this truck is.

It’s not like the heavy-duty truck category is crowded - there are only a handful for you to choose from - but it is intensely competitive. All it takes is a tweak here and a shift there for one manufacturer to suddenly crow that they’re the best haulin’/hardest workin’ man's-man-of-a-truck in the history of pickin’-em-up.
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by Dom 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.
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by Dom 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.
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by Dom 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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by Dom 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.
by Dom 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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