Archive for April 24th, 2018

Human Bone Daggers

A human bone dagger (top) and a cassowary bone dagger (bottom). Image: Hood Museum of Art/Dartmouth College, Dominy NJ et al. Royal Society Open Science, 2018. Forget your puny pocket knives - the people o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/24/Human-Bone-Daggers/

Play Saturn's Rings Like a Harp

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is an interactive closeup of Saturn's rings. The image was taken by the Cassini probe in 2017. Now it's been sonified with harp sounds, with the pitch of each ring determined by its s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/24/Play-Saturns-Rings-Like-a-Harp/

The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale

Dr. Joy Reidenberg has a unique job -she collects whale organs for research. That means that she has to be ready whenever a whale carcass is available, and she must move fast, because authorities do not want whale remain...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/24/The-Heart-Racing-Drama-of-Dissecting-a-Beached-Whale/

A Spring Drive in Nepal

[https://youtu.be/10SjlFFg77E] (YouTube link)Springtime in Nepal means that snow and ice are melting in certain elevations of the Himalayas, and the runoff will not be stopped by mere roads, even the infamously dangerous...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/24/A-Spring-Drive-in-Nepal/

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History

There have been 18 movies so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the 19th, Avengers: Infinity War, opening this weekend. It marks the tenth anniversary of the MCU, which began with Iron Man in 20...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/24/The-Battle-of-New-York-An-Avengers-Oral-History/

Veteran Receives Penis Transplant

When we first heard of hand transplants, it raised the question of how organ transplants could be justified when they aren't necessary to save a patient's life. We've come a long way since then, with limb and face transp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/24/Veteran-Receives-Penis-Transplant/




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