Archive for August 15th, 2018

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun

[https://youtu.be/eknD3g73wr0] (YouTube link)NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe on Sunday, heading toward the sun. It will take seven years to get there, and if the air conditioning system holds out, it will get as clo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/How-NASAs-Parker-Solar-Probe-Will-Touch-the-Sun/

"Hey Jude" is 50 years Old

In August of 1968, the biggest band in the world released their biggest song ever. That was 50 years ago.“Hey Jude” skyrocketed to the top of the singles charts in the United States and Great Britain in 1968....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/Hey-Jude-is-50-years-Old/

What If English Were Phonetically Consistent?

[https://youtu.be/A8zWWp0akUU] (YouTube link)English is a weird language, in that the written version consists of letters and phonemes that we pronounce many different ways, depending on the context. It takes years for a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/What-If-English-Were-Phonetically-Consistent/

The 60 Greatest Capes in Movie History

In The Incredibles, Edna Mode yelled "No capes!" But she was being practical, because capes are just not safe for animated superheroes. That doesn't mean they aren't cool. Capes are in no way limited to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/The-60-Greatest-Capes-in-Movie-History/

Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Makeup

Successful species have two main drives- survival and reproduction. In many species of the jumping spider, these two drives create a biological tug-of-war for males, because female jumping spiders can be cannibals. To su...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/Inside-the-Lab-Where-Spiders-Put-on-Makeup/




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