Archive for November 26th, 2018

Robot Attack

Boys will be boys, even in the robot apocalypse.Brian Vowles had two sons and an iPhone, so he made a movie, a short film, about two young warriors who fall into a trap set by a robot programmed to destroy the human race...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Robot-Attack/

Rare Quasar Called "Hot, Dust-Obscured Galaxy" or Hot DOG Cannibalizes Neighboring Galaxies

I have never heard of anything like this until today. A galaxy, the most luminous one that has been observed in the universe thus far, is feeding off the mass from nearby galaxies. Talk about loneliness and despe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Rare-Quasar-Called-Hot-Dust-Obscured-Galaxy-or-Hot-DOG-Cannibalizes-Neighboring-Galaxies/

Irony Just Killed Itself, Or Sadly in This Case, It Was Sandra Parks

If there is such a thing as poetic justice, what would be the opposite of it? Perhaps, irony comes closest. And it's such a sad and frustrating thing to see this play out in the life of this young girl. >&quo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Irony-Just-Killed-Itself-Or-Sadly-in-This-Case-It-Was-Sandra-Parks/

'Fiery Ice': A Possible Energy Source for the Future?

With the growing concerns of climate change and our need for a more sustainable energy source, researchers may have hit on an interesting development in regards to the search for possible alternatives. >Burie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Fiery-Ice-A-Possible-Energy-Source-for-the-Future/

Confessions of a Collections Enforcer

You've seen them in the movies- big, strong debt collectors who won't take "no" for an answer. They exist in real life. Ozy heard from a guy who once worked for a shady New York outfit that fronted money to gamblers, whi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Confessions-of-a-Collections-Enforcer/

Drug-resistant Microbes Found in International Space Station

Contracting a dangerous disease on Earth is terrifying enough but at least, if we do, we will have means to address and counteract the threat to our health. In space, that might be a difficult thing, especially i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Drug-resistant-Microbes-Found-in-International-Space-Station/

Rare Giant Viruses Unexpectedly Discovered at Harvard Forest

First, there were [bacteria in space](https://www.neatorama.com/story/Drug-resistant-Microbes-Found-in-International-Space-Station/). Now, we have viruses big enough to rival bacteria found in the soil under Mass...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Rare-Giant-Viruses-Unexpectedly-Discovered-at-Harvard-Forest/

Alert! There is a Lion on Board and It Wants Hugs….

Tourists in Taigan Safari Park in Crimea (the Ukrainian peninsula) got more than what they bargained for when a lion barged into their tourist buggy. What could have been a recipe for disaster turned out to be a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Alert-There-is-a-Lion-on-Board-and-It-Wants-Hugs/

Welsh AirBnb Flaunts Alpacas as an Added Attraction for Guests

A Welsh AirBnB has an unusual perk which it is using to entice potential renters. Its AirBnB ad reads: _"Countryside walks, mountain bike trails, Garth Mountain beauty spot with views over Cardiff and the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Welsh-AirBnb-Flaunts-Alpacas-as-an-Added-Attraction-for-Guests/

The Stolen Painting that Dashed the Hopes of Picasso Lovers…

Image source: Rotterdam Police via AP file A rather unusual item was found under a tree in eastern Romania by a novelist, Mira Feticu, and a journalist, Frank Westerman. It was a stolen Picasso painting. They wer...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/The-Stolen-Painting-that-Dashed-the-Hopes-of-Picasso-Lovers/

Time Lapse of Distant Rocket Launch Seen from ISS

This is possibly one of the most wonderful things I have ever seen and it is just a sample of the beauty of our universe. Seeing things from a different perspective can really blow your mind and just fill you wit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Time-Lapse-of-Distant-Rocket-Launch-Seen-from-ISS/

The Price Tag of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

For the rest of the world, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is probably one of the representations of how extravagant and lucrative it really is to live in America. Sure, other countries have festivals but it m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/The-Price-Tag-of-Macy-s-Thanksgiving-Day-Parade/

The Female Alchemist Responsible for Naming Elements 113 to 118

You read that right, alchemist. Though not in the sense that it was used during the Middle Ages. Dawn Shaughnessy is actually a nuclear chemist who has been working with a team from the Lawrence Livermore Natio...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/The-Female-Alchemist-Responsible-for-Naming-Elements-113-to-118/

Ancient Chinese Board Game Unearthed during Excavation

When archaeologists excavated a savagely looted 2,300-year-old tomb near Qingzhou City in China, they found an ancient board game possibly called ‘bo’. The game was pretty elaborate and comprised a complex 14...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/Ancient-Chinese-Board-Game-Unearthed-during-Excavation/

The Bacteria Lurking in American Shower Heads

Almost all water has microbes living in it, and the vast majority of them are harmless. But under optimal circumstances, they can built up enormously, leaving behind biofilm (gunk) and evolving in all sorts of ways. Rece...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/26/The-Bacteria-Lurking-in-American-Shower-Heads/




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