Archive for December 5th, 2018

Science applied to "Skipping Stones"

Kurt Steiner set the world record for skipping stones by hurling a rock at the water and making it skip an astonishing 88 times. How is that even possible? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez got coaching from Steiner to fin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Science-applied-to-Skipping-Stones/

Turnin' It Up: United States of Pop 2018

DJ Earworm is back with his annual mashup of the biggest songs of the year! For 2018, the theme is Turnin' It Up. The songs include:Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to CryAriana Grande - Thank U, NextBazzi - MineBebe Rexha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Turnin-It-Up-United-States-of-Pop-2018/

Could Martians Have Roamed the Earth Long Ago?

In our search for alien life or any other kind of extraterrestrial creatures, nothing has come up as of yet but scientists do not discount the possibility that there is life in other planets or perhaps even in ot...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Could-Martians-Have-Roamed-the-Earth-Long-Ago/

It's Theo, Not Vincent

Vincent van Gogh has always been camera shy. When someone had claimed that there was a photo of a much younger Vincent, it turned out that it was actually of Theo, after an investigation by the Van Gogh Museum wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/It-s-Theo-Not-Vincent/

Life Beyond Earth: The Planned Probe on Enceladus

It's not just Mars that people suspect might have some form of life in it but even one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, the ocean moon. >It looks like NASA will offer billionaire entrepreneur and physicist Yuri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Life-Beyond-Earth-The-Planned-Probe-on-Enceladus/

The Complicated History of the Human and Elephant Relationship

While humans and elephants have existed side-by-side for millions of years, the rise of colonialism introduced the exploitation of the word's largest land animals. They were hunted for food and ivory. They were turned in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/The-Complicated-History-of-the-Human-and-Elephant-Relationship/

CADI: Causing Accidental Death or Injury, and Dealing with the Guilt After

Whenever we accidentally make a mistake that causes physical harm on other people, we feel a deep sense of conviction no matter how small or big the damage was done. None of us intentionally want to hurt other p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/CADI-Causing-Accidental-Death-or-Injury-and-Dealing-with-the-Guilt-After/

That Thing Called Quasar

Space is just as mysterious as the ocean's depths. We know very little of the vast expanse of either and as we go farther and deeper, we discover more amazing things than what our imaginations can fathom. What i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/That-Thing-Called-Quasar/

What Kind of Sound Does Photosynthesis Make? Apparently, It Goes Ping.

If you imagine what an underwater scenery is like, you would probably see hues of blue and green with some light peeking through, various plants and animals filled with color and life, and the soothing sounds of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/What-Kind-of-Sound-Does-Photosynthesis-Make-Apparently-It-Goes-Ping/

Super Precise Atomic Clock Able to Measure Distortions in Space-Time

Can a thousand days pass by without even a second elapsing? Such a thing may be difficult to comprehend but time is a relative concept. Moreover, gravity can also affect the way we perceive time. But, it seems sc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Super-Precise-Atomic-Clock-Able-to-Measure-Distortions-in-Space-Time/

Dickkopf 2 (DKK2) Makes Areas of Your Body Hairless

When you look at the undersides of your hands and feet, do you ever wonder why there is no hair growing on them? Or maybe why certain areas of your body are smooth as a baby's bottom and how you wish they weren't...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Dickkopf-2-DKK2-Makes-Areas-of-Your-Body-Hairless/

52 of the World’s Most Out-There Myths About Food

If there is one thing all humans have in common, it's that we eat. If there are two things all humans have in common, it's that we pass along dubious wisdom about the food we eat. Some food myths start off with a plausib...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/52-of-the-Worlds-Most-Out-There-Myths-About-Food/

Conan O'Brien Visits Japan

Conan O'Brien visited Japan recently, producing hilarious results. He had heard that there was a place named Conan Town and demanded 3,000,000,000 yen in compensation, promising he would bring 15,000 hamburgers i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Conan-O-Brien-Visits-Japan/

Everyday Objects That Started Out As Something Else Entirely

Human resilience includes the ability to take a failed idea (or even a successful one) and use it for a completely different purpose. It happens all the time. The new purpose then become the main purpose, and the origina...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Everyday-Objects-That-Started-Out-As-Something-Else-Entirely/

Spot Wants Out

Cyberdyne Boston Dynamics' robot Spot impressed us with its dancing a few weeks ago, but sometimes it acts like a typical big dog (not to be confused with BigDog). He wants out, and he knows how to open the door. The hoc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/05/Spot-Wants-Out/

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