Archive for April 8th, 2010

New Human Ancestor Found

A couple of two million-year-old skeletons found in South Africa have been classified as a new species and named Australopithecus sediba. This discovery may be a "transitional species" between australopithecines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/new-human-ancestor-found/

Try This and Prepare to be Amazed

If someone ever told you that the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is "42", tell them that is wrong. The answer is "6174&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/try-this-and-prepare-to-be-amazed/

The Naval Engine Powered Entirely By Thermal Currents in the Water

The US Navy and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing a engine that can efficiently generate energy from heat in the water. This engine could propel a ship indefinitely: SOLO-TREC is outfitted with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/the-naval-engine-powered-entirely-by-thermal-currents-in-the-water/

First Images of a Solar Eclipse in Another Solar System

(YouTube Link) Epsilon Aurigae is about 2,000 light years from earth. Every 27 years, it darkens for two years. With the use of advanced thermal imaging technology, astronomers now think that this event is a solar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/first-images-of-a-solar-eclipse-in-another-solar-system/

Periodic Table of Imaginary Elements

Illustrator Russell Walks created a periodic table of imaginary elements that appeared in science fiction movies, television shows, and books. Among them is Wonderflonium, the rare element that Dr. Horrible needed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/periodic-table-of-imaginary-elements/

The Teahouse at the Top of the World

Information about this place is still sketchy, but there appears to be a tea house in Anhui Province, China, that is only accessible after rappelling up a mountain. You can view amazing pictures of people ascending...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/the-teahouse-at-the-top-of-the-world/

Despite Gunman, Pizza is Delivered

Burkina Faso native Assami Semde was delivering two pizzas in the Harlem area of New York City when he was accosted by two hooded teenagers. One drew a gun and demanded the pizzas. Semde put the pizzas down and punched t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/despite-gunman-pizza-is-delivered/

Male vs. Female Friends

Just because guys don't sit around and share their deepest feelings, it doesn't mean that male friendships are inferior to female friendships: "If we use a women's paradigm for friendship, we're making a mistake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/male-vs-female-friends/

Rev. Barbie

Barbie has been a princess, ballerina, paratrooper ... and now, ... a Reverend? Meet Rev. Barbie, the creation of Episcopal priest Rev. Julie Blake Fisher of Kent, Ohio:Fisher created Rev. Barbie for use in her own y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/rev-barbie/

A Simple Font Change Can Save You a Lot of Money

The secret to saving money on printer's ink (which, by the way, is more expensive than human blood per volume) turns out to be quite simple: change the font in the documents you print.Because different fonts require...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/a-simple-font-change-can-save-you-a-lot-of-money/

Escaped Cobra's Sticky End

Remember the story about the escaped cobra that has got dwellers of a German apartment building in a bind? It has been caught (dead unfortunately) with double-sided sticky tape:In their efforts to locate the snake, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/escaped-cobras-sticky-end/

Community College Offers Money-Back Guarantee

What's the point of going to college if you can't find a good job after all that education? So, to put its money where its mouth is, the Lansing Community College in Michigan is offering a money-back guarantee to its stu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/community-college-offers-money-back-guarantee/

"Dry Life" ( Just Add Water... )

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytJ1yvFPbTE] YouTube link. This program, from the Cambridge University Channel, features Dr. Alan Tunnacliffe as he explains some of the extraordinary biology of rotifers.  A pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/dry-life-just-add-water/

What's The Nerdiest Thing You've Ever Done?

Yesterday, I asked our Twitter followers and Facebook Fans to answer this question: What's  the nerdiest thing you've ever done? Here are my Top 10 favorite responses: 10. Amy Whinston said: I had a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/whats-the-nerdiest-thing-youve-ever-done/

7 Disruptive Foods Changing the Way We Eat

Wired takes a look at new technologies for delivering nutrients to our bodies, from meat grown in laboratories instead of farms to ocean-grown crops. And there's a possibility we won't even need food in the futu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/7-disruptive-foods-changing-the-way-we-eat/

Cannibalism - Survival of the Fattest

As repugnant as cannibalism is to our modern sensibilities, most of us could forgive instances where there was no murder involved, and the only alternative would be to starve to death. Read about five such cases in this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/cannibalism-survival-of-the-fattest/

Revenge of the Pixels

(Daily Motion link) Patrick Jean created this video about retro 8-bit video game characters taking revenge on the modern world. -via mental_flossvideo games, animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/revenge-of-the-pixels/

What Is It? Game 133

Hooray! It's time for our collaboration with the always awesome What Is It? Blog - can you guess what the scary object to the left is used for?As usual, the first person who guesses correctly as well as the submitter of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/what-is-it-game-133/

Recycled Keyboard Clutch Bag

Recycled Keyboard Clutch - $37.95 at the NeatoShop | More Apparel & AccessoriesWho says you can't be geeky, eco-conscious and fashionably stylish at the same time? This Recycled Keyboard Clutch may just be t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/recycled-keyboard-clutch-bag/

Bizarre Facts About ... Pee!

The famous Manneken Pis statue in BrusselsPhoto: Stylva [Flickr CC commons]You pee, I pee, we all pee - but have you ever given thought to what exactly you're flushing out of your body? In her book That's Disgusting! An...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/bizarre-facts-about-pee/

Kid Ran Up Bills of £900 on FarmVille

The game may be virtual, but as one mother found out the hard way, the popular Facebook game FarmVille can cost you some very real cash:A mother has warned of the risk of children spending hundreds of pounds on "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/08/kid-ran-up-bills-of-900-on-farmville/




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