Archive for January 27th, 2019

What's the Furthest You Could Travel Without a Passport?

As an American with an expired passport, I guessed that I couldn't go anywhere outside the U.S. these days. I was wrong! But even more surprising, this video from Half as Interesting isn't just about Americans. If you ar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/Whats-the-Furthest-You-Could-Travel-Without-a-Passport/

Aniru Conteh's Legacy: The Battle Against Lassa Fever

_Dr. Conteh (white polo, third from right) stands with his staff at the Lassa Ward. Ross Donaldson (far right) would later write up the experience in a book._In the midst of civil strife, the Lassa fever research program...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/Aniru-Conteh-s-Legacy-The-Battle-Against-Lassa-Fever/

The Secret Soviet Army Borscht Recipe Kept Hidden By The CIA

I knew the CIA had a lot of secrets but for over 50 years, they kept [the Soviet Army's 1948 "Manual for the cook instructor of the ground troops in peacetime" hidden from the public](https://www.muckro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-Secret-Soviet-Army-Borscht-Recipe-Kept-Hidden-By-The-CIA/

Robot Valets at Gatwick Airport

So many tasks are becoming automated nowadays that we might find ourselves [losing more jobs to robots](https://jalopnik.com/britians-gatwick-airport-is-experimenting-with-robot-va-1832053233) than anything else....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/Robot-Valets-at-Gatwick-Airport/

First Shots

The Cut wanted to record people who didn't drink alcohol for one reason or another and were willing to try downing shots of liquor on camera for one reason or another. They manage to find three such people. They gave the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/First-Shots/

The 500-Year-Long Science Experiment

Some experiments go on long past the original scientist's lifetime, like the Pitch Drop experiment that began in 1927. Experiments that have to do with living things and their longevity are harder to design, and often on...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-500-Year-Long-Science-Experiment/

Mining the Moon for Resources

Since we have destroyed much of earth's resources to the point where we probably wouldn't have enough to support the needs of the growing seven billion world population, [the European Space Agency turns toward th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/Mining-the-Moon-for-Resources/

The Cure for Alzheimer's May Have Been Found

Researchers say that they might have found the underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease and consequently, how to prevent it. It might sound far-fetched but they say [it has something to do with gum disease](https:...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-Cure-for-Alzheimer-s-May-Have-Been-Found/

The Galaxy That Ran Out Of Gas

Scientists have been able to capture through the Hubble telescope one such [galaxy that has lost its spiral arms and died](https://scitechdaily.com/spectacular-hubble-image-shows-a-galaxy-that-lost-its-spiral-arm...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-Galaxy-That-Ran-Out-Of-Gas/

How Elvis Made the Worst Album of All Time

Colonel Tom Parker started his own record company, Boxcar Records, in the 1970s. He couldn't legally release music from Elvis Presley, because Elvis was under contract with RCA. But Parker wanted to sell an Elvis album s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/How-Elvis-Made-the-Worst-Album-off-All-Time/

The Vanished Bobby-Soxxer

In November of 1945, 14-year-old Thora Chamberlain was walking from school to a football game with her classmates. She was excited about cheering for her high school team, and was wearing the school colors. Chamberlain w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-Vanished-Bobby-Soxxer/

The Evolution Of A William Shatner Face Mask

In 1975, William Shatner and John Travolta starred in a movie you've probably never heard of called The Devil's Rain. It was immediately panned by critics, and was never seen in theaters outside of New York and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-Evolution-Of-A-William-Shatner-Face-Mask/

The Weirdest Thing You've Done for Science

In my PhD thesis, I dozed in a coffin-like structure in the floor (F) of a wooden room with Chagas bugs (Triatoma infestans), wearing a modified gas mask to lead my breath out of the room & video-taped what happene...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-Weirdest-Thing-Youve-Done-for-Science/

When You See It

Redditor jonbees posted this picture with the title, "My Father’s chair failing at a Coast Guard change of command." So everyone waited for the video or gif to start, and when nothing happened, they looked for the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/When-You-See-It-3/

How Flight Attendant Vesna Vulovic Was Mixed Up on the Wrong Flight, Fell 33,000-ft. from the Air and Survived

It might sound too coincidental to believe but we don't know how things and circumstances will turn out so we just have to ride along with it and hope for the best. For Vesna Vulovic, getting her schedule mixed...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/How-Flight-Attendant-Vesna-Vulovic-Was-Mixed-Up-on-the-Wrong-Flight-Fell-33-000-ft-from-the-Air-and-Survived/

The Worst Bus Stop in North America Gets a Makeover

StreetsBlog USA's second annual Sorriest Bus Stop in America competition drew plenty of contenders. The ultimate winner for 2018 was the bus stop above, in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, on the outskirts of Vancouver. T...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-Worst-Bus-Stop-in-North-America-Gets-a-Makeover/

Do Scientists Ever Name Creatures After People They Dislike Out of Spite?

If you've been reading Neatorama for some time, you are familiar with the many new species of living things that are named after celebrities, friends of scientists, and even fictional characters. When a scientist discove...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/Do-Scientists-Ever-Name-Creatures-After-People-They-Dislike-Out-of-Spite/

Our Natural Defense Mechanism Against Cancer

Our bodies have been equipped with an immune system that should be capable of defending us against a whole host of diseases. There are certain mutations that make it difficult for the immune system alone to fight...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/Our-Natural-Defense-Mechanism-Against-Cancer/

What is the Logic Behind the Nuclear Triad?

In an era full of rising tensions between countries and the breakdown of international diplomacy, we can no longer neglect that something like a nuclear war might occur with even a small, inaccurate decision made...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/What-is-the-Logic-Behind-the-Nuclear-Triad/

Biohacking and the Quest to Live to 180

We have all thought about what it feels like to become immortal or at least, to live to be over 100 years old. Though the thing about being human is that we age and decay so even if we do live until the ripe old...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/Biohacking-and-the-Quest-to-Live-to-180/

The Giant Claw (1957) - A Real Turkey(Buzzard)

Sci-fi films of the 1950's had their high points, e.g., _Forbidden Planet, Godzilla_, and they had their low points, e.g., _Beginning of the End, Attack of the Crab Monsters_. And then they had their below-low po...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/27/The-Giant-Claw-1957-A-Real-Turkey-Buzzard/




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