Archive for 2018

Virtual Reconstruction of Pumapunku Temple Gives Insight Into Its History and Purpose

Many building and structures of the ancient world have already become ruins which tells us that there was something there but not really what it was about. Archaeological artifacts may give us clues but it would...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/15/Virtual-Reconstruction-of-Pumapunku-Temple-Gives-Insight-Into-Its-History-and-Purpose/

What the Sun Looks Like Up Close, Parker's First Look at the Corona

Parker Solar Probe made its journey to the sun about [four months ago](https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/How-NASAs-Parker-Solar-Probe-Will-Touch-the-Sun/) and it has now reached its destination: >One of th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/15/What-the-Sun-Looks-Like-Up-Close-Parker-s-First-Look-at-the-Corona/

How Fast Does Glass Crack?

Psst! Wanna watch glass shatter at 28,500 frames a second? The Slow Mo Guys have you covered! The idea here is to see how fast a crack will move through glass, and you need a rather powerful camera to measure that. They...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/15/How-Fast-Does-Glass-Crack/

Zhang Heng - Inventor of the First Known Earthquake Detector

How do you replicate an ancient item that has been no surviving remnants or illustrations to work from? Historical descriptions and texts have given clues to replicate an ancient seismoscope invented by Zhang He...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/15/Zhang-Heng-Inventor-of-the-First-Known-Earthquake-Detector/

Dagwood Splits the Atom

In 1949, King Features Syndicate produced a giveaway book, sort of a quasi-comic, to explain how nuclear fission works. It starred Dagwood and his wife Blonde, with appearances by other King Features comic characters: Po...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Dagwood-Splits-the-Atom/

The Immortal Remains of Susan Potter

Denver resident Susan Potter made specific plans for the fate of her remains after death, 15 years before she died in 2015 at age 87. She had already decided to donate her body to science, specifically to medical educati...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/The-Immortal-Remains-of-Susan-Potter/

Should We Be Worried About Our Smartphone Apps?

As developers continue to upgrade apps such that it would be more convenient, streamlines, and useful for consumers, the flip side to that is the fact that they gather our data and other information in order to m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Should-We-Be-Worried-About-Our-Smartphone-Apps/

And the Fastest Jaws on the Planet Belong to... the Dracula Ant

They may be small but ants can pack a big punch. Getting bitten by one of them can feel like a needle pricking through your skin or like a burning, painful sensation. Now, there is a genus of ants called Mystriu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/And-the-Fastest-Jaws-on-the-Planet-Belong-to-the-Dracula-Ant/

David Zinn's Chalk Street Art

Street artist David Zinn (previously at Neatorama) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, often decorates public spaces with temporary chalk and charcoal art, incorporating the landscape itself.Cracks in the sidewalk, plants, and archi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/David-Zinns-Chalk-Street-Art/

Aquaman Haka

The new DC superhero movie Aquaman premiered Wednesday night in Los Angeles. No red carpet, but a blue one this time. Aquaman star Jason Momoa did more than interviews; he performed the traditional Maor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Aquaman-Haka/

Singles Who Get Cancer Are Less Likely To Get Chemotherapy or Other Aggressive Treatments, Here's Why

Nobody wants to hear from their doctors that they have detected some form of growth in their bodies especially because they would most likely be a prelude to cancer. If ever somebody does get cancer, in order t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Singles-Who-Get-Cancer-Are-Less-Likely-To-Get-Chemotherapy-or-Other-Aggressive-Treatments-Here-s-Why/

The Risk of Weaponizing Facial Recognition

In a photo of a crowd, trying to find a particular person is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Nowadays, facial recognition has become a very useful tool at finding people without having to look through th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/The-Risk-of-Weaponizing-Facial-Recognition/

Elderly Woman Cuts Neighbors' Christmas Lights

Dan Hubbert of Cottingham, UK, strung lots of flashing Christmas light in his yard. Apparently one neighbor did not appreciate the display. She came in the middle of the night and cut the lights with a knife! Hubbert pos...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Elderly-Woman-Cuts-Neighbors-Christmas-Lights/

An Afghan Woman's Story of Why She Set Herself on Fire

There are still various parts of the world where women's rights aren't being recognized or if they were, they are only secondary to tribal customs and laws that govern the society, and most of the time those laws...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/An-Afghan-Woman-s-Story-of-Why-She-Set-Herself-on-Fire/

Our Ambivalent Concept of Luck

Some folks consider "luck" to be the result of supernatural forces that work for us or against us, while others look at luck as random occurrences that have nothing to do with who we are. The former can either guide our...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Our-Ambivalent-Concept-of-Luck/

Babies Learn about Their Bodies By Kicking and Punching in the Womb

Sometimes, when you touch a pregnant lady's belly, you might feel a small thud, a sign that the baby is kicking inside the womb. Researchers reveal that this happens as a way for babies to understand their bodies...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Babies-Learn-about-Their-Bodies-By-Kicking-and-Punching-in-the-Womb/

Why the AAA Banned Women from Motorsport: Joan Newton Cuneo's Wild Racing Streak

One of the first successful female racers, Joan Newton Cuneo had fallen in love with racing when her husband Andrew bought her a steam car which she traded in for a more powerful car and took to the race track....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Why-the-AAA-Banned-Women-from-Motorsport-Joan-Newton-Cuneo-s-Wild-Racing-Streak/

Ridiculous Holiday Traditions Your Weird Family Celebrates

You know how family traditions start: you do something fun one year, and the kids want to do it again next year. Before you know it, they think it's important to do it every year. Some of these traditions evolve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Ridiculous-Holiday-Traditions-Your-Weird-Family-Celebrates/

Miss Universe National Costumes 2018

The Miss Universe parade of national costumes, sometimes called "the cosplay of the nations," happened in Bangkok on Sunday. Many of the costumes would make a Vegas showgirl tired, but there were quite a few that were cl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Miss-Universe-National-Costumes-2018/

The 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

National Geographic has announced the winners in their 2018 photo contest. The Grand Prize went to Jassen Todorov for an aerial image of thousands of recalled Volkswagens and Audis retired to the Mojave desert after the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-2018-National-Geographic-Photo-Contest-Winners/

Benjamin Franklin's Electrical Experiments that Led to the Discovery of Turkey Tenderization

With the discovery of electricity, [Benjamin Franklin experimented on it](https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/dawn-of-electronics/ben-franklins-iotheri-great-electrical-discovery-turkey-tenderization) to under...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Benjamin-Franklin-s-Electrical-Experiments-that-Led-to-the-Discovery-of-Turkey-Tenderization/

Love, Espionage and Alien Vibrations: Tales of a Soviet Music Machine

The theremin was the first all-electronic musical instrument, played by moving one's hand through the electromagnetic field generated by two oscillators. It was invented by Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen) in 1920....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Love-Espionage-and-Alien-Vibrations-Tales-of-a-Soviet-Music-Machine/

The Home Alone Flipbook

For his Christmas greeting, The Flippist (previously at Neatorama) made a flip book of all the booby traps that Kevin sprung on the home invaders in the movie Home Alone. It will remind you of how ridiculously v...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-Home-Alone-Flipbook/

The Real Lesson of Y2K, 20 Years Later

What caused the global panic at the turn of the new millennia turned out to be a false alarm. No, computers didn't malfunction as a result of changing the year from 1999 to 2000. But [there is an important lesson...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-Real-Lesson-of-Y2K-20-Years-Later/

Water Found on Asteroid by NASA Space Probe

Finding life on other planets or celestial bodies may be a little bit far off but recently, a NASA probe has detected [evidence that water was on a distant asteroid](https://futurism.com/voyager-2-just-entered-in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Water-Found-on-Asteroid-by-NASA-Space-Probe/

Putting Women Back in Science History, Erasing the 'Matthew Matilda' Effect

Women have always been left out of history, not because they didn't have anything to say, do, or contribute but mostly because they are being pushed into the traditional role of being a domestic shut-in. But no...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Putting-Women-Back-in-Science-History-Erasing-the-Matthew-Matilda-Effect/

I Got a Toy Truck

Kids can be cold and calculating. Most children who are disappointed in not getting a pony just stop believing in Santa. One kid not only got revenge, but he's on to extortion now. Jim Benton drew this comic some time ag...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/I-Got-a-Toy-Truck/

Did Queen Victoria Really Adopt an Orphaned African Princess?

As with most headlines that pose a question, the answer is "no." The story of the African princess refers to Sarah Forbes Bonetta, who was brought to England from the kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin) by Captain Frederick E...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/12/Did-Queen-Victoria-Really-Adopt-an-Orphaned-African-Princess/

A Honest Trailer for Japanese Spider-Man

Screen Junkies takes a left turn back to Japan of the 1970s, when Spider-Man was on television. The bargain basement production values, the practical effects, the overacting, and the recurring tropes all make this a deli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/12/A-Honest-Trailer-for-Japanese-Spider-Man/

Sleepy Skunk's 2018 Movie Trailer Mashup

The 2018 movie mashup that you've been waiting for is here! Sleepy Skunk has been working all year to produce a seamless music video made of clips from the biggest films of 2018. It starts out as a thrill ride, morphs in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/12/Sleepy-Skunks-2018-Movie-Trailer-Mashup/




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