Archive for April 15th, 2019

When Native Americans Took Back Alcatraz

The island of Alcatraz in the San Francisco was a federal prison from 1934 to 1963. After it was decommissioned, the island was listed as surplus federal property. That designation drew the interest of Native Americans,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/When-Native-Americans-Took-Back-Alcatraz/

Black Hole Inspired Lamps

<p>For people interested in home decor with a specific theme or just something with an artisanal feel, sculptor Art Donovan has recently released his newest handmade lamp inspired by the Event Horizon sight...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Black-Hole-Inspired-Lamps/

15 Things That Might Become Relics of the Past, 50 Years from Now

<p>Vox surveyed several experts on what they think would be a modern practice that we do today that might become obsolete in the future and they gathered those ideas. </p><p>Some may be quite sh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/15-Things-That-Might-Become-Relics-of-the-Past-50-Years-from-Now/

New Baby Whose DNA Comes From Three People

<p>Nope, it's not what you're thinking. This was made possible through in vitro fertilization, but more than that, it had to be done "in order to overcome a woman's infertility due to mitochondrial dis...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/New-Baby-Whose-DNA-Comes-From-Three-People/

Lost Books from the 16th Century

<p>I like books and I like hoarding books. But many books of the past have unfortunately been hopelessly lost to history or to time. </p><p>There was also a book collector in the 16th century na...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Lost-Books-from-the-16th-Century/

The Irish Man Living As A Technological Hermit

<p>Though our daily lives are now bombarded with technology from running water to processed food, not to mention the myriad of devices and systems that make modern living supposedly more convenient, there i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/The-Irish-Man-Living-As-A-Technological-Hermit/

Artist Turns Star Wars Characters Into Insects

<p>British artist Richard Wilkinson turns Star Wars characters, ships, and creatures, into a collection of insects in his work “Anthropoda Iconicus” series.</p><p><br></p>...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Artist-Turns-Star-Wars-Characters-Into-Insects/

Human and Dolphin Brain Compared

<p>Reddit user BCThai posted 4 days ago on a reddit forum a photo of a human (on left) and dolphin brain (on right). As seen on photo, it looks like the dolphin brain hemispheres are not connected. A reddit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Human-and-Dolphin-Brain-Compared/

In Myanmar: Tree-Planting Drones Fire Seed Missiles

<p>Pew pew pew! Tiny mangrove saplings are now roughly 20 inches tall in a field south of Yangon, Myanmar. These trees were planted by drones on September last year.</p><p>From <a href="...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/In-Myanmar-Tree-Planting-Drones-Fire-Seed-Missiles/

A Lion King Passover

The a cappella group Six13 (previously at Neatorama) has unveiled their Passover song for 2019. It's a holiday medley set to the tunes of "The Circle of Life," "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," and "Hakuna Matata"...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/A-Lion-King-Passover/

The Dark Origins of the Tale of Snow White

The Brothers Grimm did not write all those fairy tales from scratch, but adapted older folk tales and published them. Their versions were changed and edited over several decades, in which they softened the stories up a b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/The-Dark-Origins-of-the-Tale-of-Snow-White/

Trying the Fattiest Pastry in Europe

The pastry is called Kouign-amann, which comes from the words for butter and cake. It's like a sugar-butter pie. Great Big Story travels to the town of Douarnenez, France, to learn the history and recipe for Kouign-amann...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Trying-the-Fattiest-Pastry-in-Europe/

Students From ERAU Work to Control Cat Population in Their Campus

<p>Cats are not that much of a problem when you have a few of them in your campus. But it’s a different story when you have over 50 of them, with most of them not being fed well. Thus, they become mal...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Students-From-ERAU-Work-to-Control-Cat-Population-in-Their-Campus/

The Civil Service Cat

In 1911, the New York City Tenement House Department (now the NYC Housing Authority) was busy enforcing regulations to improve the slums that housed several million people. The office also had a cat.The THD office cat wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/The-Civil-Service-Cat/

12 Secrets of Starbucks Employees

Starbucks has 277,000 employees at 24,000 outlets. That's a lot of coffee, and a lot of baristas, although the company refers to them as "partners." A partner in Florida named AJ lets us in on some of the things that go...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/12-Secrets-of-Starbucks-Employees/

Finding Refuge in Floating Cities

<p>Rising waters continue to threaten many communities near coasts as well as those islands in the Pacific. Floating cities was an idea tossed around several years back wherein rich people could find a safe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Finding-Refuge-in-Floating-Cities/

The Search for ET Beings: 'We Haven't Found Any Because of Their Hands-Off Policy'

<p>That's called the <a href="https://seti.org/zoo-hypothesis-may-explain-why-we-havent-seen-any-space-aliens" target="_blank">"Zoo Hypothesis"</a> which basically...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/The-Search-for-ET-Beings-We-Haven-t-Found-Any-Because-of-Their-Hands-Off-Policy/

Cthulhu-like Fossils Rise from the Depths

<p>Scientists have recently named a new species whose fossils they just discovered which they say are related to living cucumbers. They named it <a href="https://scitechdaily.com/researchers-discove...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Cthulhu-like-Fossils-Rise-from-the-Depths/

A Robot That Squirts Feral Cats

Cats are an invasive species in Australia, and are killing off the native species. This guy has a wildlife sanctuary of sorts in his back yard, which was discovered by feral cats. So he built a device to deter them from...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/A-Robot-That-Squirts-Feral-Cats/

The Story of the Headington Shark

Earlier this month, 74-year-old Bill Heine passed away as a result of cancer. You might not know him by name, but you certainly know about his house. Heine bought a home in Oxford in 1986, and asked a friend if he could...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/The-Story-of-the-Headington-Shark/

How, Exactly, Do You Do a Cat’s Makeup?

One of the first images we got to see from the new movie version of Pet Sematary is that of the zombie cat above. This is not a graphic; it's a real cat actor. A sweet-looking cat actor. im too scared to see Pe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/How-Exactly-Do-You-Do-a-Cats-Makeup/

#ColorOurCollections : Cultural Institutions Give Free Coloring Books

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world shared free coloring books and coloring sheets that are based on their own collecti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/ColorOurCollections-Cultural-Institutions-Give-Free-Coloring-Books/

Switzerland: Coffee Not Essential for Human Survival

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">What a sad news for coffee aficionados out there.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Plans to abolish the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Switzerland-Coffee-Not-Essential-for-Human-Survival/

Doggo Marshmallows in Japan

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Very cuteness. Such tasty. Much wow.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Japan’s number one cat-merc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Doggo-Marshmallows-in-Japan/

Cute, Funny Dancing Cat Pics

<p>Though cats may sometimes look very haughty and snarly, they can also do some of the cutest things you'll ever see. In <a href="https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-dancing-cats/?cexp_id=17341&am...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/Cute-Funny-Dancing-Cat-Pics/

The Makings of Laika's New Film "Missing Link"

<p>Stop-motion animation, much like any animated film production takes an absurd amount of time to create since the characters that you are portraying in the story are either drawn or handcrafted sometimes...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/15/The-Makings-of-Laika-s-New-Film-Missing-Link/




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