Archive for December 7th, 2018

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019 Sparks Controversy

Pantone has announced their color of the year for 2019: PANTONE 16-1546, or to use the common name, Living Coral. Pantone describes the color as lighthearted, optimistic, and playful. People on social media reacted to th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Pantones-Color-of-the-Year-2019-Sparks-Controversy/

Tarpeian Rock: One of the Ancient Romans' Brutal Punishments

Ancient Rome is known for the various ways they mete out justice to criminals. From the smallest to the largest offences, they have nothing but cruel and often painful, torturous methods of squeezing the life out...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Tarpeian-Rock-One-of-the-Ancient-Romans-Brutal-Punishments/

Obscure Languages That Google Translate Cannot Translate

If you have ever tried translating a sentence in a different language into English using Google Translate, you know the difficulty of getting a natural translation since Translate gives a rough, literal translati...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Obscure-Languages-That-Google-Translate-Cannot-Translate/

The Conundrum of a Chaotic Universe and the Metaphysics of the Multiverse

The question as to why there are certain laws of nature that exist in the universe has led people to quite a debate about how it came into existence and whether these laws are simply arbitrary. Some scientists...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/The-Conundrum-of-a-Chaotic-Universe-and-the-Metaphysics-of-the-Multiverse/

A First Look at Avengers 4: Endgame

The first trailer for the conclusion to the Thanos story is here. The Marvel movie is called Endgame, and it lands in theaters in April 2019. Otherwise, they don't want to give away too much, so the trailer focu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/A-First-Look-at-Avengers-4-Endgame/

What Is Tear Gas Exactly?

When things get rough in a crowd or a demonstration, or when altercations occur in high tension situations, the best non-lethal way to defuse the chaos would be to use tear gas. But what exactly does tear gas do...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/What-Is-Tear-Gas-Exactly/

Venus: Earth's "Evil Twin", Lessons from the Greenhouse Ball of Gas

Earth stands between Venus and Mars, and though the three planets could be compared to each other side by side, Earth is the only one with confirmed sign of life, we still have yet to find evidence of life on Mar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Venus-Earth-s-Evil-Twin-Lessons-from-the-Greenhouse-Ball-of-Gas/

Ancient Volcano Erupted on Antarctic Island 4000 Years Ago

Scientists have found out that a volcano had erupted on Deception Island in Antarctica over 4,000 years ago. This could be useful to know what the situation was back then and may give us an idea of what would hap...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Ancient-Volcano-Erupted-on-Antarctic-Island-4000-Years-Ago/

Saving Sumatran Rhinos from Extinction

Due to intense illegal poaching activities on various wildlife, these creatures are becoming very close to extinction. It is sad to think that the ones who are benefiting most from the resources of the world are...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Saving-Sumatran-Rhinos-from-Extinction/

Seven Million Years of Human Evolution

This video presentation from the American Museum of Natural History traces what we know about human evolution by combining a timeline, a map, animation, photographs, and artistic representations of various hominins. It's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Seven-Million-Years-of-Human-Evolution/

The 25 Best Films of 2018: A Video Countdown

This video has a distinct lack of blockbuster tentpole movies, which only makes it more intriguing. Film critic David Ehrlich not only selected the best movies of 2018, but deftly edited relevant clips into the music, ma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/The-25-Best-Films-of-2018-A-Video-Countdown/

Incredible 'Sea Monster' Fossil Still has Skin and Blubber

Burial at sea can result in amazing preservation, including remains of the ichthyosaur, a marine reptile that swam the seas 180 million years ago. Fossil remains of ichthyosaurs have been found over the last hundred year...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Incredible-Sea-Monster-Fossil-Still-has-Skin-and-Blubber/

I Can Haz Ur Face Off!

The Center for Biological Diversity shares a video of officials from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources releasing a bobcat kitten into the wild. This is no sweet baby kitten, however, but one that earned the nicknam...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/I-Can-Haz-Ur-Face-Off/

The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century

We are used to Tom Scott telling us about marvelous places or stories from history or science, but here he has a story from the future. A single successful artificial intelligence, owned by a private company, has taken o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/The-Artificial-Intelligence-That-Deleted-A-Century/

There’s an Alternate Universe of Pre-MTV Music Videos You’ve Never Seen

Believe it or not, music videos were a thing long before MTV debuted their 24-hour all-music video channel in 1981. Of course, there were promotional films of musicians, music sequences in movies, and television performa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/07/Theres-an-Alternate-Universe-of-Pre-MTV-Music-Videos-Youve-Never-Seen/




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