Archive for November 30th, 2018

Shoggoth on the Roof - If I Were a Deep One

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..... This is a holiday mashup of Fiddler on the Roof and H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Extraordinary sound track. If this were a movie, I'd pay to see...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Shoggoth-on-the-Roof-If-I-Were-a-Deep-One/

Bohemian Chanukah

The Jewish a cappella group Six13 (previously at Neatorama) has released the video for their 2018 Chanukah anthem. It's a holiday parody of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" that retells the story of the Maccabean Rev...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Bohemian-Chanukah/

Judge Orders Alexa Recordings to be Submitted as Evidence in Double Murder

As we become increasingly surrounded by our Internet of Things devices, more data and information can become available and useful in a variety of situations. One such situation is a [murder trial in Farmington, N...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Judge-Orders-Alexa-Recordings-to-be-Submitted-as-Evidence-in-Double-Murder/

BrainGate2: The Brain Implant System That Turns Thoughts Into Text

Losing one's agency and control over one's own body can make people lose hope and the will to live. But what if the neural signals in our brain could be decoded such that we can perform the intentions we have in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/BrainGate2-The-Brain-Implant-System-That-Turns-Thoughts-Into-Text/

Walk Above The Trees On A Canopy Walkway In Cape Town, South Africa

Set against the eastern slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site. Established in 1913 the 36 hectare garden is part o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Walk-Above-The-Trees-On-A-Canopy-Walkway-In-Cape-Town-South-Africa/

Lion Attacked by Pack of Hyenas

Lions are bigger and more powerful than hyenas, but there is strength in numbers. In this outtake from The Lion King (actually a clip from Dynasties from BBC Earth), a lion is caught out on his own and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Lion-Attacked-by-Pack-of-Hyenas/

Tracking Down the Nameless Faces of Civil War Era Photos

The Civil War Photo Sleuth is on a mission to identify all the people whose pictures were taken during the Civil War era. They have developed a new facial recognition software that enables them to match the face...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Tracking-Down-the-Nameless-Faces-of-Civil-War-Era-Photos/

The Halifax Gibbet: How Summary Executions Were Done in Halifax

Capital punishment was pretty common in history and there have been some really gruesome and terrifying methods of carrying it out. The Halifax Gibbet was one such device that meted out justice through decapitati...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/The-Halifax-Gibbet-How-Summary-Executions-Were-Done-in-Halifax/

Story Plots Diagrammed as Subway Maps

The minimalist maps of the New York subway system are a triumph of design. They aren't meant to be accurate like a surface map, but to be easy to read and useful for commuters and tourists alike. Jake Berman of Fifty Thr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Story-Plots-Diagrammed-as-Subway-Maps/

Maru and Hana and Autumn Leaves

Maru loves being outside, but he acts as if those colorful leaves are some kind of litter he doesn't really want to step on. Hana? She doesn't care; she'll crunch right through them. Oh look! The cats have their own tree...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Maru-and-Hana-and-Autumn-Leaves/

Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young

Spiders are not mammals. They're not even vertebrates. Yet one species of jumping spider nurses its young with protein-rich secretions comparable to milk until they reach adulthood. Meet Toxeus magnus, a jumping...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/30/Jumping-Spiders-Produce-Milk-to-Feed-Their-Young/




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