Archive for January 3rd, 2019

An Amoeba Holds the Solution to the Traveling Salesman Problem?

To think that single-celled organisms actually have a greater capacity at computations than the best computers that we have right now. But why? Why does an amoeba that seemingly shouldn't have the capacity for hi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/An-Amoeba-Holds-the-Solution-to-the-Traveling-Salesman-Problem/

The World's Shortest International Border

Half as Interesting explains how the world's shortest international border, at only 278 feet (85 meters), came about. Along the way, we'll also learn about the only place in the world where four countries meet at one poi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/The-Worlds-Shortest-International-Border/

The Rainforest Mirror

We've previously shown you the work of photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre, who set up mirrors in Africa and shot footage of leopards and other wildlife that came upon them. Now we see South American animals finding their...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/The-Rainforest-Mirror/

China Lands Probe on Far Side of the Moon

#BREAKING: China's Change-4 spacecraft send 1st time ever picture from the Dark side of the moon pic.twitter.com/MxSkOJGeyG— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) January 3, 2019 For the first time, a probe has lande...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/China-Lands-Probe-on-Far-Side-of-the-Moon/

Why NASA Spun Astronauts Around, But Doesn't Any More

Kids who grew up during the space race were fascinated to see astronauts spun around in a device that resembled the Multi Axis Trainer (MAT), which twirled them around in three dimensions. It looked so cool! The device e...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/Why-NASA-Spun-Astronauts-Around-But-Doesnt-Any-More/

Was the World’s Oldest Person Ever Actually Her 99-Year-Old Daughter?

Jeanne Calment was once the oldest officially documented living person in history. Since she died in 1997, no one has reached her age of 122 years and 164 days. Gerontologists have marveled over Calment's longevity, but...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/Was-the-Worlds-Oldest-Person-Ever-Actually-Her-99-Year-Old-Daughter/

How the Design of the Periodic Table Changed Throughout the Years

Ever wonder why the periodic table of elements looks the way it does now? Well, it didn't really start that way and through the years there have been changes in its design. We credit Dmitri Medeleev as the one to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/How-the-Design-of-the-Periodic-Table-Changed-Throughout-the-Years/

Why Airlines Overbook Flights

Airlines long ago figured out that they can maximize revenue by overbooking flights. Yeah, they have to pay people when they bump them, but that expense is nothing compared to the cost of just selling the number of ticke...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/Why-Airlines-Overbook-Flights/

What Happens When You Make Music A Form of Art? It Becomes Legendary.

And that's the reason why the music from 1968 was so enduring. In fact, you may know that this was the era when some of the greats were at their peak: The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Aretha Franklin. >One of th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/What-Happens-When-You-Make-Music-A-Form-of-Art-It-Becomes-Legendary/

The Weird Red Concoction That Scientists Have Been Using to Study Cells

If you have come across a laboratory where they culture cells, you may find it curious why they store them in red bottles and what kind of stuff those red liquids contain. They might even look like mouthwash if y...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/03/The-Weird-Red-Concoction-That-Scientists-Have-Been-Using-to-Study-Cells/

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