Archive for May 24th, 2008

Bankrupt Offices Photography by Phillip Toledano

When photographer Phillip Toledano (blogged previously on Neatorama here) started his project of photographing deserted offices of bankrupt companies, he found that it is "more archaeology than photography." Ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/bankrupt-offices-photography-by-phillip-toledano/

Hidden Biomass Under the Ocean

Image: Erwan RousselJohn Parkes has been hunting for life in unusual places for over 20 years and recently, his discovery of bacterial life deep beneath the oceans might mean that we'd have to rethink the definition of l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/hidden-biomass-under-the-ocean/

Miroslav Tichý's Homemade Camera

Untitled, 1950 - 1980 by Miroslav TichýWhat's so interesting about an old blotchy photo of a woman's face? It's a photograph taken by Miroslav Tichý, one of the greatest "finds" of unknown artists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/miroslav-tichs-homemade-camera/

Warren Buffett: US Recession "Deeper and Last Longer"

When the Wizard of Omaha called it a recession, does that make it official? Warren Buffett, perhaps the world's most prominent investor, had just said that United States is "already in a recession":He said the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/warren-buffett-us-recession-deeper-and-last-longer/

6 "Uniquely" Human Traits Found in Animals

What separate us humans from animals? Is it the ability to think? To use tools? Compassion?Kate Douglas wrote a very intriguing article for New Scientist about the 6 "uniquely" human traits now found in animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/6-uniquely-human-traits-found-in-animals/

The Heroes of SARS

Remember SARS? Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome exploded out of China in early 2003 and frightened the entire world. Over 8,000 people were infected, and nearly 800 died. The epidemic was over by the summer, thanks to c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/the-heroes-of-sars/

Historia de un Letrero (The Story of a Sign)

(YouTube link) With a stroke of the pen, a stranger transforms the afternoon for another man in this emotionally stirring short film by Alonso Alvarez. Alonso Alvarez Barreda won the NFB Online Competition C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/historia-de-un-letrero-the-story-of-a-sign/

Pajamas as Outdoor Wear in Shanghai

Photographer Justin Guariglia has just published a book called Planet Shanghai, which captures the day-to-day life of the people of Shanghai, one of the largest cities in China.An intriguing set of Justin's photos reveal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/pajamas-as-outdoor-wear-in-shanghai/

Fourth Foot Washed Ashore Near Vancouver

This is kind of creepy: authorities in British Columbia, Canada, have found a right foot wearing a sock and sneaker washed ashore near Vancouver. This foot is the fourth discovered in just less than a year:RCMP Cpl....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/fourth-foot-washed-ashore-near-vancouver/

The Homeless Billionaire

Meet Nicholas Berggruen, a homeless billionaire. You read that right. Nicholas is worth billions but doesn't even own a home (he stays in hotels) because he's lost all interest in acquiring things:After making his bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/24/the-homeless-billionaire/
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