Archive for March 14th, 2019

"Literally" Is Really, Very, Absolutely Preposterous

Language changes. As times change and culture becomes influenced by innovation and modern trends, the way we use language comes down to personal taste and nobody should judge anyone for it. Though there are guid...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Literally-Is-Really-Very-Absolutely-Preposterous/

We Can Thank Agriculture and Soft Food for the 'F' Word, Claims Provocative New Study

Some of the sounds we use every day, like "f" and "v" weren't used in early hunter-gatherer societies because they were so physiologically difficult. Those sounds are called labiodentals, as they use the top teeth agains...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/We-Can-Thank-Agriculture-and-Soft-Food-for-the-F-Word-Claims-Provocative-New-Study/

How Puma Leftovers Help Shape the Forest Ecosystem

In a well-balanced ecosystem, each species fits into a niche that helps maintain that balance. Apex predators keep the deer population from exploding, and too many deer will eat the trees, and the next thing you know, th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/How-Puma-Leftovers-Help-Shape-the-Forest-Ecosystem/

Baby's First Word Caught on Video

Welps, my baby’s first word is Google. @google @nest pic.twitter.com/3YpPSkgWLl— Clio Chiang (@cliobablio) March 13, 2019 Oh, what a technological wonder our modern world is! A Nest cam caught the magic mo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Babys-First-Word-Caught-on-Video/

More Countries, The U.S. Included, Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the temporary grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in the U.S. territory. Following up on my last blog regarding this issue, a full lis...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/More-Countries-The-U-S-Included-Ground-Boeing-s-737-Max-8-Planes/

The Way Our Cells Talk to Each Other

We have been taught that everything in our body is connected to one another and that they interact to maintain the normal functioning of the different organs and systems within us. But the extent to which these...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/The-Way-Our-Cells-Talk-to-Each-Other/

Final Shots Taken By Opportunity Rover

Looking at the last bits of data and [photos taken by Opportunity](https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/opportunitys-parting-shot-was-a-beautiful-panorama), one might think that it is all just a barren wasteland. B...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Final-Shots-Taken-By-Opportunity-Rover/

Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Charles Bonnet Syndrome, or CBS, is a particularly interesting condition that [causes people to see hallucinations](https://www.damninteresting.com/chuck-bonnet-and-the-hallucinations/). But it's different from a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Charles-Bonnet-Syndrome/

Kratu, the Happy-Go-Lucky Rescue Dog

One of the highlights of the 2019 Crufts Dog Show was Kratu, a large mixed-breed rescue dog from Romania who entered the agility competition. The division was specifically for rescue dogs, so not much was expected, but K...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Kratu-the-Happy-Go-Lucky-Rescue-Dog/

Unwritten Rules for Pedestrians

Just as cars have rules of traffic on the road, [pedestrians have a similar set of guidelines](https://theconversation.com/escalator-etiquette-should-i-stand-or-walk-for-an-efficient-ride-112287) that people usua...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Unwritten-Rules-for-Pedestrians/

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

Why did the equines of the African savannah develop black and white stripes? Is it camouflage against predators, thermal regulation, or a defense against insects? A new study by UC Davis conservation biologist Tim Caro a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Why-Do-Zebras-Have-Stripes-2/

Facebook Makes An AI That Writes Bizarre Bedtime Stories

Facebook researchers are working on teaching AI to create short stories with narrative and structure. Facebook isn't aiming to replace human storytellers though! > It has a much more commercially-driven goal:...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Facebook-Makes-An-AI-That-Writes-Bizarre-Bedtime-Stories/

Mary Anning, One of the First Female Fossilists

Looking for fossils is painstaking work. Sometimes you have to dig deep underground. Other times, you have to trek cliffs and chisel your way through just to get to those dried bones. Those toils were nothing to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Mary-Anning-One-of-the-First-Female-Fossilists/

Jack the Ripper Was a Jill

The evasive identity of the serial killer in 19th century England is still unknown to us. Many speculated at the time that the one responsible for the brutal murders was a man. Everybody was looking for Jack the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Jack-the-Ripper-Was-a-Jill/

Breaking the Culture of Secrecy: The COINTELPRO Files Burglary

The need to hold people in power accountable has always been the responsibility of every citizen. The FBI had once operated under extreme secrecy, with the media being hands off from their activities and lawmaker...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Breaking-the-Culture-of-Secrecy-The-COINTELPRO-Files-Burglary/

'Digital Smell' Could Transform The Way We Communicate

Researcher's in Malaysia are currently working on technology that would allow people to send scents as easily as sending emails or text messages. >“It’s not just about the smell,” said Adri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Digital-Smell-Could-Transform-The-Way-We-Communicate/

The Amazon River Needs No Bridges

It is the second longest river in the world which spans 6,400 km in length, winding its way through the Amazon rainforest. You might wonder why there are no bridges for you to cross the Amazon river. That's becau...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/The-Amazon-River-Needs-No-Bridges/

Eagle Helps Golfer With Hole-In-One

A golfer captures a video of an [eagle that helped him hit a hole-in-one while playing golf.](https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/03/12/Eagle-helps-golfer-with-hole-in-one/6291552418372/) >The golfer said he wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/14/Eagle-Helps-Golfer-With-Hole-In-One/

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