Archive for July 1st, 2010

Gene That Determine Your Lifespan

Can you live to be 100 years old? Your genes might tell the story. A newly discovered suite of 150 "long life" variants in about 70 genes allows scientists to guess, with 77 percent accuracy, whether a person can li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/gene-that-determine-your-lifespan/

Transparent Animals

The information that I have on this picture is a little sketchy because the original site is in Japanese. But rumor has it that Japanese scientists photographed the skeletons of small animals through their flesh and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/transparent-animals/

Facebook Tom Swifty Contest Finalists

Earlier this week, we ran a Tom Swifty contest over on our Facebook page. There were tons of hilarious submissions, but these were our favorites. Please help us pick a winner by voting once... only once. Thanks! [poll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/facebook-tom-swifty-contest-finalists/

Valley of the Khans Project: Your Chance to Play Armchair Archaeologist

Neatoramanauts, here's your chance to play armchair archaeologist. Our friends over at the National Geographic is crowdsourcing a project to identify archaeological treasures in Mongolia using satellite imagery (via the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/valley-of-the-khan-project-your-chance-to-play-armchair-archaeologist/

Babushkups Nesting Glasses

Babushkups - $17.45This one is just so danged cute! My favorite new item from the NeatoShop doesn't flash, dance or jingle, but it's actually quite neat: the Babushkups is a set of 3 glasses or tumblers that save shelf s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/babushkups-nesting-glasses/

Roger Ebert Eats his Words

When film critic Roger Ebert declared that video games can never be art, he set off an internet firestorm. At this moment, 4,547 comments have rained down upon me for that blog entry. I'm informed by Wayne Hepner, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/roger-ebert-eats-his-words/

Happy Canada Day!

It was on this date in 1867 that Canada was officially born when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province, which then split into Ontario and Qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/happy-canada-day-2/

What Is It? Game 143

Hooray! It's time to play our weekly guessing game in collaboration with the What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the strange (and menacing) tool above is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/what-is-it-game-143/

A Brief and Incomplete History of Chinatowns Across America

(Image credit: Flickr user Thomas Hawk) STAGED FRIGHT Back in the 1930s, Chinatowns had acquired a reputation for drugs, prostitution, and gang violence that was largely undeserved. Tired of trying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/a-brief-and-incomplete-history-of-chinatowns-across-america/

Recently Discovered Fossils Push Back Date of First Multicellular Life on Earth by 1.5 Billion Years

Paleontologists recently found fossils in Africa that indicate that multicellular life evolved on Earth 1.5 billion years before previously thought: "The cursor on the origin of complex multicellular life is no lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/recently-discovered-fossils-push-back-date-of-first-multicellular-life-on-earth-by-1-5-billion-years/

100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time

(YouTube Link) Harry Hanrahan edited this video packed with 100 vicious insults from movies. At the link, you can view a list of the featured films (warning: self-starting sound). Content warning: foul language....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/100-greatest-movie-insults-of-all-time/

Columnist is Zoo Exhibit

Frank Mickadeit, a columnist for the OC Register, is staying in a monkey cage at the Santa Ana Zoo in California. He's been there three days, and is scheduled to come out at 4PM PDT (7PM EDT) today. Mickadeit joined the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/columnist-is-zoo-exhibit/

Art of Akira

From joethepeacock [Flickr]We've posted about Joe Peacock's Art of Akira exhibition a while ago on Neatorama. It has since opened to the public. For those of us who can't make it to Toonseum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/01/art-of-akira/
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