Craig Kabot

Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited While this fresh Forester isn't perfect, our criticisms may seem insignificant to compact SUV shoppers. The slow-witted four-speed transmission makes the turbocharged engine feel less powerful than it is, for example, but the 2.5XT Limited is nonetheless quick enough for most tastes. As-tested price is another issue, but if you can do without our tester's navigation system and luxurious appointments, the base Forester 2.5XT stickers for a more palatable K. One unequivocal shortcoming is fuel mileage: The aforementioned Toyota is appreciably more efficient while delivering similarly brisk acceleration. (Nyc Parts - Wednesday 13 August 2008) Nycparts : BMW 1 Series 135i Convertible Who Should Buy This Vehicle? If you love to drive, you're pretty much guaranteed a good time in most any BMW convertible. But if you 1) feel that the still-capable 3 Series convertible has gotten too big, 2) are intrigued by the idea of the familiar 300-hp twin-turbo engine in a smaller car and 3) can put up with a tighter rear seat, then you may find the 135i ragtop tantamount to convertible nirvana. Craig Kabot Test Drive: 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Camry 2.0 — Less Fuel, More Power It's a question that 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid drivers are bound to hear — and frankly, it's one we initially struggled with ourselves. After all, the Prius gets 12 more combined miles per gallon (46 versus 34) according to the EPA, and it boasts a more versatile hatchback layout while offering comparable passenger room. Its base price is also about ,000 lower. And hey, [insert your favorite celebrity's name here] drives one. (Saturday 18 July 2009 : Nycparts.com) Nyc Parts Craig Kabot Nycparts Nycparts.com

Why a great education means engaging with controversy

Jonathan Zimmerman explains why teachers should invite, not censor, tough classroom debates.

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  • During times of war or national crisis in the U.S., school boards and officials are much more wary about allowing teachers and kids to say what they think.
  • If our teachers avoid controversial questions in the classroom, kids won't get the experience they need to know how to engage with difficult questions and with criticism.
  • Jonathan Zimmerman argues that controversial issues should be taught in schools as they naturally arise. Otherwise kids will learn from TV news what politics looks like – which is more often a rant than a healthy debate.
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Are these 100 people killing the planet?

Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

Image: Jordan Engel, reused via Decolonial Media License 0.1
Strange Maps
  • Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
  • This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
  • The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
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SpaceX catches Falcon Heavy nosecone with net-outfitted boat

It marks another milestone in SpaceX's long-standing effort to make spaceflight cheaper.

Technology & Innovation
  • SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy into space early Tuesday morning.
  • A part of its nosecone – known as a fairing – descended back to Earth using special parachutes.
  • A net-outfitted boat in the Atlantic Ocean successfully caught the reusable fairing, likely saving the company millions of dollars.
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