Archive for April 18th, 2010

Tiny Sea Creatures Revealed

The Census of Marine Life is a series of projects to find out exactly what lives in our oceans. The latest report is an inventory of microscopic sea creatures such as plankton and animals, some in a larval state. Natio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/tiny-sea-creatures-revealed/

The Key That Could Have Saved the Titanic

The key to the binocular case on the bridge of the Titanic was scheduled to be auctioned on Saturday: It belonged to second officer David Blair, transferred from the ship just before its maiden voyage. Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/the-key-that-could-have-saved-the-titanic/

Steampunk Prosthetic Leg

Actually, it's a leg covering, but I think that the artist's goal was to create the impression of a functional, steampunk-style artificial leg. deviantART user Skinz-N-Hydez made this 13-14 pound leg and his gallery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/steampunk-prosthetic-leg/

The 10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems

io9 takes a look at cities with something different, whether it's a colony of feral dogs who live side-by-side with city residents, a town on fire, underground office spaces, or microorganisms that flourish in toxic slud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/the-10-weirdest-urban-ecosystems/

Cirque du Soleil's "Wheel of Death"

I saw Cique du Soleil's show, Kooza, today. The entire show was amazing; as usual these people never fail to come up with outrageous acts and stunts. This highlight, called The Wheel of Death, is decidedly my favorite pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/cirque-du-soleils-wheel-of-death/

The Favorite Books of 50 Famous Authors

For Joyce Carol Oats, it's Crime and Punishment. For Carl Hiassen, it's Catch-22. The blog Online Degrees has a list of the favorite books of fifty famous authors. Here's a selection: *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/the-favorite-books-of-50-famous-authors/

The Circle of Leaf

Photo: robherr [Flickr]With just a handful of Manzanita leaves, photographer Rob Herr captured the metaphorical essence of life on Earth, from birth to death and decay. Found at The SciencePunk Blog. I claim no credit fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/the-circle-of-leaf/

3-Parent Embryo

If you think cloning humans is controversial, science is about to throw another curve ball: 3-parent embryos.Researchers have produced human embryos containing DNA from three people, a biotechnological proof-of-princ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/3-parent-embryo/

Donkey Basketball: Is It Animal Cruelty?

How can you make basketball more fun? Just add donkeys!Donkey basketball is a popular annual event at the Snohomish High School in Washington. The donkeys themselves seem to have a good time, but not everybody's tickled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/donkey-basketball-is-it-animal-cruelty/

The School Cafeteria Strikes Back ... With Cheese!

Whatever you do, don't piss off the cafeteria staff. Here's what students at Atlantic City High School learned the hard way:School administrators have found an effective way to crack down on students who engage in fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/the-school-cafeteria-strikes-back-with-cheese/

The Genetic Disease That Completely Erases Racial Bias

Is racial bias hardcoded into our genes? Here's the interesting discovery that children with Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, are incapable of racial bias: WILLIAMS Syndrome (WS) is a rare neuro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/the-genetic-disease-that-completely-erases-racial-bias/

Man Found Long-Lost Brother Living Across The Street From His House

When Tommy Larkin went looking for his long-lost brother Stephen Goosney, little did he knew how far (or in this case, how close) the search would take him:“She gave me his name and asked me four or five times...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/man-found-long-lost-brother-living-across-the-street-from-his-house/

The Can Man

Meet Gene Pool, an eco-activist who specializes in making wardrobe out of stuff that other people threw away. His crowning achievement is a wearable suit made from 500 aluminum cans; you'll see why he's called ... The Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/the-can-man/

Proven by Science: Jealousy CAN Make You Blind

An experiment by psychology professors Steven Most and Jean-Philippe Laurenceau confirmed that some women are indeed "blinded by jealousy": Psychologists sat 25 young couples down next to each other at adja...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/18/proven-by-science-jealousy-can-make-you-blind/
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