Archive for March 11th, 2019

What's Going On with Brexit?

In 2016, the UK decided to leave the EU, but British politicians are having a hard time coming up with a plan, despite the target date of March 29, 2019. Americans are already confused about the kingdom that is four coun...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Whats-Going-On-with-Brexit/

Lil Bub's Genome

One of the internet's most famous cats is Lil Bub, who permanently looks like a kitten with her tiny size, big eyes, short snout, and lack of teeth that causes her tongue to hang out. Lil Bub has osteopetrosis, a rare co...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Lil-Bubs-Genome/

Presenting the New, Adorable T-Rex

So you think that because you've seen _Jurassic Park_ 63 times (and counting) that you are certain what a Tyrannosaur must have looked like? Think again. Steven Spielberg hardest hit. [This site](https://bigthin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Presenting-the-New-Adorable-T-Rex/

Military Base Found Buried Under Alcatraz

While generations of inmates at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco dreamed of tunneling out, there were existing tunnels underneath them al the time -as well as buildings and even ammunition. The island was t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Military-Base-Found-Buried-Under-Alcatraz/

Riding on Saw Blades on a Frozen Lake

You can gain a lot of traction by replacing your vehicle's wheels with saw blades, but at what cost? Sawing through the ice? Lauri and Anni Vuohensilta put heavy-duty circular saw blades on their Subaru and took it out o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Riding-on-Saw-Blades-on-a-Frozen-Lake/

The Devastating Earthquake That Brought the World Together

The year 1963 was at the height of the Cold War. The US and the Soviet Union were in a space race and a nuclear arms race. Most of Eastern Europe was behind the Iron Curtain. Then on July 26, an earthquake hit. The city...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/The-Devastating-Earthquake-That-Brought-the-World-Together/

The Moon Doubles Back, Or So It Seems

A few days ago, NASA's solar dynamics observatory gave us a very weird phenomenon: the moon, after passing the sun, seems to have [retraced its orbit and went on the reverse](https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/The-Moon-Doubles-Back-Or-So-It-Seems/

Mini Y2K for Old GPS Devices

April 6th. That's the date when [this Y2K bug](https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/8/18255847/gps-week-rollover-issue-2019-garmin-tomtom-devices-affected) will take effect. It only affects older GPS devices so as lon...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Mini-Y2K-for-Old-GPS-Devices/

Green Icebergs: From Oddity to Necessity

Floating about somewhere in the Antarctic are [icebergs with a curious shade of green](https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a26754222/green-icebergs/). Apart from looking pretty in a photo, these...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Green-Icebergs-From-Oddity-to-Necessity/

Mmm ... Pi Day is Coming

Pi Day (March 14th) is almost here! It is the perfect time of year declare to the world that you have a never ending and irrational love for pi and pie with the Mmm ... Pi bag from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun bag...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Mmm-Pi-Day-is-Coming/

Steel Valley Searches for a Savior

Different industries in the US are struggling like those in the Rust Belt and quite recently, Steel Valley. General Motors will be ending production in its Lordstown plant which will see 1,700 workers laid off from their...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Steel-Valley-Searches-for-a-Savior/

Faking Eye Contact

Looking at someone directly in the eye can be an uncomfortable feeling. We know it is polite to make eye contact when you're talking to someone but you don't really have to look into their eyes to "make eye...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Faking-Eye-Contact/

The Inner Workings of the Prague Astronomical Clock

Astronomical clocks have been around for centuries and people have been studying the stars and the planets for way longer than that. So it isn't a surprise to see astronomical devices that, apart from telling t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/The-Inner-Workings-of-the-Prague-Astronomical-Clock/

Micro Robots Shaping Our Future

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have designed and built millions of [functional microscopic robots](https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/aps-ncm022519.php) that can be programmed to do...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Micro-Robots-Shaping-Our-Future/

K Stars: A Key To Finding Life Beyond Earth

Trying to find a place in the sea of stars in space that could support life is going to be a serious challenge. Scientists say they might have found [a good direction toward achieving that goal](https://scitechda...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/K-Stars-A-Key-To-Finding-Life-Beyond-Earth/

The $45 Chimayo Chile Powder Grown from Sacred Soil

Thousands of tourists visit the town of Chimayo every year. Apart from the historical sites, tourists come to buy Chimayo's special chile powder which many consider [one of the best, if not the best, powders arou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/The-45-Chimayo-Chile-Powder-Grown-from-Sacred-Soil/

Simple, Roasted Onions From 1808

The simple idea of a roasted onion should be enough to interest you, but this recipe is brought to you in the entertaining style of Jon Townsend (previously at Neatorama). It's more than just a recipe; it's a taste of hi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Simple-Roasted-Onions-From-1808/

Extreme Railbiking

Railbiking, whereby one uses a modified bicycle to ride railroad tracks, has been around a long time. The 1908 Sears Catalog featured an attachment for bicycles to allow their use on rail lines. Today's railbiker...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/11/Extreme-Railbiking/




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