Archive for April 5th, 2009

DeepLeap

The fast-paces time-wasting word game, indeed! DeepLeap is like speed Scrabble. Make words out of the letters you are given, but hurry before they disappear! Link -via BuzzFeed Scrabble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/deepleap/

Cheaters Jailed on State Secret Charges

Sure cheating is bad, but when a single exam has the power of controlling your destiny (as China's "gaokao" or college entrance exam does), the pressure to do well can be too much.To make sure that people don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/cheaters-jailed-on-state-secret-charges/

Cavemen Did Have Compassion: They Cared for Disabled Children

Neanderthals and their precursor, an early human species called Homo heidelbergensis, were often thought of as violent and uncaring, rejecting newborns with severe deformities. A recent discovery, however, may...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/cavemen-did-have-compassion-they-cared-for-disabled-children/

Find the Ladies (the Israeli Cabinet Version)

Take a close look at the two photos above. Notice anything different? Well, the original photo (top) is of Israel's new cabinet. Problem is, it contains two female ministers. Since publishing pictures of women are consid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/find-the-ladies-the-israeli-cabinet-version/

Chicks Are No Dummies: They Can Do Math!

Photo: Rugani et al.They may be just 3 or 4 days old, but chicks can already do simple arithmetic. Inspired by experiments with human babies, Rosa Rugani of the University of Trento Center for Mind/Brain Science in Italy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/chicks-are-no-dummies-they-can-do-math/

Ron Arad's Bookcase Shaped Like the United States of America

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends (2009) by Ron AradThe meaning behind the name of Ron Arad's USA-shaped bookcase (Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends - whaaaa?), but it's easy to see how cool i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/ron-arads-bookcase-shaped-like-the-united-states-of-america/

Robot Makes Scientific Discovery Entirely On Its Own

And so it has begun: scientists have created a robotic system that has made novel scientific discovery without any human input:Scientists designed "Adam" to carry out the entire scientific process on its ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/robot-makes-scientific-discovery-entirely-on-its-own/

Chocolate Helps You Do Better in Math

Bad at math? Try chocolate! At least that's what researchers Emma Wightman, David Kennedy and colleagues found in the latest (and yummiest) scientific study:Mental arithmetic became easier after volunteers had been g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/chocolate-helps-you-do-better-in-math/

Prisoners Smuggle In Cell Phones With ... Pigeons!

Prison inmates are an innovative bunch (case in point: pruno), so it should be of no big surprise that they've found ways to smuggle contrabands into prison. But this method is surely unique: inmates at a prison farm in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/05/prisoners-smuggle-in-cell-phones-with-pigeons/
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