Archive for August 27th, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are Cupcakes

Fans of the book will love these delicious cupcakes. They'd be great for any kids party, but that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy them too. These are texas-sized snickerdoodle cupcakes. For frosting and decorations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/where-the-wild-things-are-cupcakes/

The Evolutionary Origins of Depression

Psychologists Paul W. Andrews and J. Anderson Thompson, Jr. argue that depression may be an evolutionary advantage developed early in human history. What could be good about depression? Depressed people often thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/the-evolutionary-origins-of-depression/

100 Years of Special Effects

(YouTube Link) YouTube user bengraphics created this montage of film clips from the past 100 years, demonstrating the evolution of cinematic special effects.  It was originally just intended for a class lecture, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/100-years-of-special-effects/

Peter Jansen's Sculptures in Motion

Dutch artist Peter Jansen creates polyamide and bronze sculptures that look like a split second in time. They don't actually move, but they look like they are in motion. Perhaps appropriately, he started out as a phy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/peter-jansens-sculptures-in-motion/

A Building Shaped Like a Möbius Strip

Image: BIG Architects Kazakhstan has commissioned BIG Architects to build a library and cultural center in the city of Astana. The design that the firm submitted in response is shaped like a Möbius strip -- a struct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/a-building-shaped-like-a-mobius-strip/

How to Cook Salmon in Your Dishwasher

MacGyver Chef is a new series at the gadget blog Gizmodo about attempts to cook meals without conventional cooking implements. Author Dan Nosowitz has previously poached chicken and couscous in a coffee maker. In h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/how-to-cook-salmon-in-your-dishwasher/

10 Mammals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

That’s a pretty daring title for an internet list, but I was only familiar with a couple of these (including the bonus). Honestly, have you ever heard of a pink fairy armadillo? It’s also known as the Lesser pichic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/10-mammals-you-probably-didnt-know-exist/

Robot Nurse Bear

Japan is facing an aging population and a shortage of nurses. the robotics industry, on the other hand, is booming. Introducing RIBA, which stands for “Robot for Interactive Body Assistance”. RIBA can pick up and c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/robot-nurse-bear/

As Waistlines Widen, Brains Shrink

A new study shows that elderly people who are overweight or obese have significantly less brain tissue than those of normal weight. The difference was 4% for overweight people and 8% for the obese in a study of 94 people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/as-waistlines-widen-brains-shrink/

Appendix Ruptures a Month After Removal

Mark Wattson of Swindon, England was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix in August. He thought the doctors must have made a mistake, since his appendix had been removed in July! Nevertheless, his appendix was removed in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/appendix-ruptures-a-month-after-removal/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Golden Retriever Takes on White Tiger Cubs Isabella, a golden retriever and recently a first time mom, adopted these three white tiger cubs af...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/videosift-clips-of-the-week-36/

The Depression-Era Photography of Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange captured some of the iconic images of the Great Depression.  As such she became one of the founding figures of the golden age of American photojournalism.  From sharecroppers to the Salvation Arm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/the-depression-era-photography-of-dorothea-lange/

Democratic Incumbent Couldn't Run on Party Ticket Because He Didn't Sign His Own Petition

Michael Heagerty was already well known locally as the incumbent Syracuse Common Councilor.  Now that he won't be running for re-election as a Democrat, he is perhaps a little better known. Mr. Heagerty fell shor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/27/democratic-incumbent-couldnt-run-on-party-ticket-because-he-didnt-sign-his-own-petition/




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