Archive for March 21st, 2019

Inside the Belarus Chernobyl Zone

More than 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, it's common to see "field trips" into Pripyat, Ukraine. But the exclusion zone crosses the border of two nations, which wasn't really a thing before the fall of the Soviet...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Inside-the-Belarus-Chernobyl-Zone/

The Instagram-famous Plant that Used to be Impossible to Find

This plant, called Pilea peperomioides, is native to China, where it grows in rocky soil in the shade. It's pretty rare even there, and was even more rare among houseplant enthusiasts until recently. Pilea is ni...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/The-Instagram-famous-Plant-that-Used-to-be-Impossible-to-Find/

Phobias

A phobia is an "irrational, abnormal, unwarranted, persistent, or disabling fear." There are many types of phobias you can explore here. Berlin filmmaker Ahmet Serif Yildirim uses block toys to illustrate quite a few dif...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Phobias/

How DNA From a 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Maryland and Sierra Leone

Archaeologists were excavating a site at Belvoir, the historic home of Francis Scott Key's grandmother, in Crownsville, Maryland. They were looking for the Revolutionary War encampment of French commander Rochambeau, but...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/How-DNA-From-a-200-Year-Old-Pipe-Connects-Maryland-and-Sierra-Leone/

Human Musicality Versus Other Animals' Predisposition to Music

Humans and animals both share the ability to perceive sound and music but our experience with music may be different from that of other animals. What differentiates the human experience of music to that of, say,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Human-Musicality-Versus-Other-Animals-Predisposition-to-Music/

Pickle Pie

The Sunglow Cafe in Bicknell, Utah, is famous for their pickle pie. Or maybe the word is notorious. Everyone buys a slice because they are curious. With tourists passing through, that's a lot of slices whether they like...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Pickle-Pie/

An Interactive Bar Chart of the Most Populous Cities in the World (1500-2018)

China is still the most populous country in the world but India is right on its heels and may one day surpass China. Over the course of history, various cities in the world have accommodated large populations....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/An-Interactive-Bar-Chart-of-the-Most-Populous-Cities-in-the-World-1500-2018/

11 Worst Lies That Mainstream Nutrition Has Led You To Believe

We attempt to put the healthiest and most nutritious food on our plates, but with all the choices, it is not easy to determine what we should actually be eating. Many common beliefs what a healthy diet should like are to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/11-Worst-Lies-That-Mainstream-Nutrition-Has-Led-You-To-Believe/

The Rivalry Between Two Doctors to Implant the First Artificial Heart

America's most famous heart surgeons once worked together and then settled across town from each other in Houston, Texas. Dr. Michael DeBakey led the cardiac division at Methodist Hospital and Dr. Denton Cooley founded t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/The-Rivalry-Between-Two-Doctors-to-Implant-the-First-Artificial-Heart/

Supercomputer Stranded Floating in Space

In preparation for the age of space commercialization, HP is leading the pack by sending a trailblazing commercial off-the-shelf server into space. It was supposedly scheduled to return in 2018 but their ride ho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Supercomputer-Stranded-Floating-in-Space/

Alien Hunting Space Submarines

In the hunt for alien life, our icy solar system could hold the answers that we need. Autonomous submarines are being built to dive to their depths. >“The extra-terrestrial vehicles will explore the oce...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Alien-Hunting-Space-Submarines/

The Calorie Wars

One diet plan may work for some but each person may need to use different methods and approaches if they want to stay fit and healthy. Though it is quite a popular notion that having a strict count on your calor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/The-Calorie-Wars/

Artist Encases Incredibly Detailed Miniature Worlds Inside Antique Pocket Watches

Greek artist Gregory Grozos blows life into antique jewellery by encasing miniature worlds inside pocket watches and pendants, and the results are beyond stunning! >“A few years ago I had the idea of ma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Artist-Encases-Incredibly-Detailed-Miniature-Worlds-Inside-Antique-Pocket-Watches/

MySpace Has Lost Almost All Pre-2016 User Content

Yes. You've read that right. An estimated 50 million MySpace audio tracks have been lost along with photos and videos.>While the deletion of embarrassing teen photos and dodgy demo tracks may come as a relief to some...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/MySpace-Has-Lost-Almost-All-Pre-2016-User-Content/

A Massive Sun Storm Hit Earth in Ancient Times...And It Could Happen Again

A new study finds that a gigantic solar storm hit Earth about 2,600 years ago, one about 10 times stronger than any solar storm recorded in the modern day and could wreak havoc if they were to hit now, given how...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/A-Massive-Sun-Storm-Hit-Earth-in-Ancient-Times-And-It-Could-Happen-Again/

Police Capture Loose Cow Running on New York Highway

Sounds like a problem people probably faced in the midwest in the 1800's! New York police played cowboy as they wrangled a loose cow running wild on a highway in the city. >The New York Police Department said...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Police-Capture-Loose-Cow-Running-on-New-York-Highway/

US Mass Incarceration Data for 2019

The American penal system has the largest prison population in the world. That could be saying something about the way law enforcement and the criminal justice system works in the US. But to get the big picture...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/US-Mass-Incarceration-Data-for-2019/

Quark (1977)

1960's television could be zany, but 1970's TV held its own in that regard. With sci-fi programs such as _Battlestar Galactica_ still very popular, the time was thought to be ripe for a sci-fi spoof series, this being 19...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/21/Quark-1977/




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