Archive for February 12th, 2019

Petro Canada FM

For the past month, every time I've walked past a gas station with my girlfriend, I've turned the price of gas into a spot for a fictional Ontario FM radio station pic.twitter.com/9BvCKEQiu4— ℳatt (@matttomic...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Petro-Canada-FM/

Does Laughter Hold the Key to Human Consciousness?

When we try to define what it means to be human, we look for features that are 1. universal among humans and 2. not found in any other animals. Laughter falls into both categories, and is also a collective activity that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Does-Laughter-Hold-the-Key-to-Human-Consciousness/

These Popular Socks Help Those In Need

Socks are the most frequently requested item at homeless shelters, but the least frequently donated. Bombas co-founder used to pass out packs of socks to homeless people, [but then he realized just how great the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/These-Popular-Socks-Help-Those-In-Need/

An Experiment in Learning

Here is an experiment in operant conditioning, in which the subject must learn that a certain behavior will produce a reward. In this case, we will see whether Abram, a toddler, and Haru, a very good dog, will ring a bel...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/An-Experiment-in-Learning/

Scientists Successfully Regenerate Mouse Toes After Amputation

Though this piece of news is not yet a cause for celebration but it is one step closer to giving amputees hope of regaining their past life. To be clear, amputees are capable of doing whatever they set their sigh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Scientists-Successfully-Regenerate-Mouse-Toes-After-Amputation/

An Off-Trail Wedding

Right on time for Valentine's day. A creative wedding! On September 22 2018, our guests are waiting for the start of our wedding. We, the bride and groom, aren't in the room yet. Our guests are in for a shock: a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/An-Off-Trail-Wedding/

Why We Believe Despite The Contrary

Belief has nothing to do with facts. Whether we believe in a concept, an idea, or in a phenomena that naturally occurs does not change the existence or non-existence of such. But most of the time, a lot of our ac...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Why-We-Believe-Despite-The-Contrary/

Gravity – Defying Dance

The human body can do amazing things: defying gravity isn’t one of them. Fine arts photographer, Rob Woodcox, however, uses the [human body as a subject for his elaborate compositions!](https://mymodernmet....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Gravity-Defying-Dance/

Why a Dead Pope Was Put on Trial

It might seem like a ludicrous idea, completely insane especially if this were to be done today. But the idea of putting a dead pope's body on trial has some meaning to it when we look at the context of when this...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Why-a-Dead-Pope-Was-Put-on-Trial/

Bees Can Learn Math!

Bee-lieve it or not, [bees can learn how to add and subtract!](https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2019/02/08/honeybees-learn-math-study-orig-vstop-bdk.cnn/video/playlists/atv-trending-videos/) This discovery is he...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Bees-Can-Learn-Math/

The Best and Worst Political Campaign Songs (But Mostly the Worst)

Political campaign songs go back hundreds of years, but in the age of TV and archival recordings are more important now than ever. It's not a simple task to select the perfect song to go along with serious speeches and a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/The-Best-and-Worst-Political-Campaign-Songs-But-Mostly-the-Worst/

Frogs (1972)

The 1970's saw a rejuvenation of horror films in cinema, some awful (_Night of the Lepus_), some good (_The Abominable Dr. Phibes_), some sublime (_Alien_), and some....well, you decide. In this last category, I...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Frogs-1972/

The Beauty of Abandoned Buildings

When one thinks of abandoned buildings, a termite-infested wooden structure, on the verge of falling apart comes to mind. Michael Schwan, however, captures the beauty of abandoned spaces in a series of stunning p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/The-Beauty-of-Abandoned-Buildings/

America’s Pistachio Industry Came From a Single Seed

Pistachios have always been popular among those who knew about them, but America didn't produce a commercial crop of pistachios until 1976, which explains why I thought "pistachio" was just a color when I was young. Pist...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Americas-Pistachio-Industry-Came-From-a-Single-Seed/

Five New BBC Earth Documentaries Coming

BBC Earth released a gorgeous trailer for five new television nature series to look forward to. In January, the first two were announced. Green Planet will consist of five one-hour episodes looking at the world...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/Five-New-BBC-Earth-Documentaries-Coming/

The Crash of Mars One

Space exploration has been trying to get itself more and more commercialized with the idea of sending ordinary citizens to space. Mars One Ventures was a company that wanted to be the first to colonize Mars and t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/The-Crash-of-Mars-One/

The Significance of the Edwin Smith Papyrus

Sometimes we do things that we just feel like doing without knowing the significance of what we are doing. Edwin Smith was in a similar situation. He was an Egyptologist and he happened upon a papyrus scroll whic...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/12/The-Significance-of-the-Edwin-Smith-Papyrus/




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