Archive for January 15th, 2019

Rare Gemstone Found in an Ancient Tooth Leads to Rethinking of the History of Book Production

Historians used to believe that only men wrote manuscripts in the medieval times, but evidence has proved them wrong. Scientists have identified traces of a rare gemstone called lapis lazuli in an ancient female tooth. T...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Rare-Gemstone-Found-in-an-Ancient-Tooth/

Before There Was Mulder and Scully, There Was....

Although the 1960's saw the advent of many a great television series, the 1970's was just as competitive and one of the best of the TV programs of the 70's was _Kolchak: the Night Stalker_, which has a cult following eve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Before-There-Was-Mulder-and-Scully-There-Was/

Office Cats

If you have one of those jobs where you sit at a desk (or even worse, in a cubicle) and do things that are hard to describe to people outside the business, then you need something to cheer you up. Prince Michael works in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Office-Cats/

Herding Ducks

Working dogs Roy, Lass, and Celt show off their teamwork in getting their ducks in a row. Or, rather, getting their ducks to go exactly where the dogs want -and you might be surprised where they take those ducks. The lit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Herding-Ducks/

Massive Ice Disc Forms in River

We've seen ice carousels, spinning disks of ice that were cut with chainsaws and set in motion with rotary tools or outboard motors. This is different. A giant spinning disc of ice appeared on its own in the Presumpscot...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Massive-Ice-Disc-Forms-in-River/

Blood Lore and the Origins of Life

Our blood is the most important part in our body that gives us life. Without it, our body will not receive the nutrients it needs to function properly. The importance of blood in our lives cannot be overstated an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Blood-Lore-and-the-Origins-of-Life/

A Tale of Three Giants: The Unlikely WWII Alliance

Churchill. Roosevelt. Stalin. Three names etched in the history books and some of the most famous names that came out of the WWII era. They were the leaders of three nations under the Allied Powers yet their rela...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/A-Tale-of-Three-Giants-The-Unlikely-WWII-Alliance/

Odd Worms Bunch Up Together Like Blobs

Looking at these worms is oddly satisfying in a way. They are called Lumbriculus variegatus, a black aquatic worm just half the size of a cigarette. And actually, they act in such an odd way as a defense mechanism, to ad...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Odd-Worms-Bunch-Up-Together-Like-Blobs/

Supernova Mutations Leading to Mass Extinctions: Theories of Radiation-Induced Extinction

With all that's happening on the earth, we already have enough to deal with but if we consider how interactions and phenomena that occur in space, then it might just dawn on us how inevitable the end of the world...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Supernova-Mutations-Leading-to-Mass-Extinctions-Theories-of-Radiation-Induced-Extinction/

Beauty's Role in Evolution

When we think about evolution, the phrase that comes to mind is always "the survival of the fittest." Only the strong can thrive and live on, produce offspring and pass on their lineage and genetics to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Beauty-s-Role-in-Evolution/

Dark Matter Under A Rock

The quest for dark matter has been long and arduous, trying to find a shred of its faint traces anywhere they think it could have been which led scientists to look for the elusive evidence [under the earth's crus...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Dark-Matter-Under-A-Rock/

Eight Details We Missed in Masterpieces

If we try to fathom works of art, we might place different meanings to the elements on the canvas - the colors, the shapes, the brush strokes, the image created from the conglomeration of these - and in so doing,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Eight-Details-We-Missed-in-Masterpieces/

Plants Can Hear using Flowers as "Ears"

The latest experiments conducted at Tel Aviv University have uncovered an interesting fact about plants. Plants can hear and respond to animals in their natural environments. The way these beautiful creations interact an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Plants-Can-Hear-using-Flowers-as-Ears/

How Motown Shaped American Music

America has a rich history of music. One of the most influential genres that came out during mid-20th century was Motown music which would create such great classics from artists like The Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Marvin Ga...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/How-Motown-Shaped-American-Music/

Mutiny on the Sex Raft

Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés wanted to study human sex and violence up close, so he conceived of an experiment that may remind you of modern-day reality TV shows. In 1973, he gathered ten young and attr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Mutiny-on-the-Sex-Raft/

Katelyn Ohashi Flips Out

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi, a two-time All American and former member of USA Gymnastics' Junior National Team, scored a perfect 10.0 at the 2019 Collegiate Challenge on Saturday with this awesome routine. Besides her in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Katelyn-Ohashi-Flips-Out/

Why The Moai Statues Are There

The Moai statues of Easter Island tell a tragic tale that caused the destruction of the peoples living in the island. But before they inevitably fell to ruin, why did the Rapa Nui people build these statues in th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/15/Why-The-Moai-Statues-Are-There/




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