Archive for April 17th, 2019

Aphids Sacrifice Themselves to Protect Their Home

<p>“This is my house. I have to defend it,”, the protagonist of Home Alone named Kevin McCallister said firmly. But in the case of <em>Nipponaphis monzeni (Japanese aphids)</em>, the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Aphids-Sacrifice-Themselves-to-Protect-Their-Home/

In History: Gold Rush Turned Egg Rush

<p>Two years after the discovery of gold deposits in Sutter’s Mill on the year 1848 in California, the population drastically increased from 800 to 20,000. The discovery of prompted one of the largest...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/In-History-Gold-Rush-Turned-Egg-Rush/

Mush, Spot, Mush!

How strong is the Boston Dynamics quadruped robot Spot (previously at Neatorama)? Maybe we can measure that in horsepower! In this video, a team of ten Spots pull a truck up a one-degree grade. That's pretty strong for t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Mush-Spot-Mush/

The Secret Jewish History Of Those Kosher Fruit Jelly Slices

The foods associated with Passover confound modern processed food manufacturers because they notably have to be kosher, but also have to contain no leavening. While changing recipes for one week's supply of food is not w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/The-Secret-Jewish-History-Of-Those-Kosher-Fruit-Jelly-Slices/

Simple Twitter Account Fights Sensationalized Science Stories

IN MICEhttps://t.co/X9Kopd4Uje— justsaysinmice (@justsaysinmice) April 17, 2019 All the Tweets are the same: a link to a science story and the words "IN MICE." But that's the way it's meant to be. What may see...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Simple-Twitter-Account-Fights-Sensationalized-Science-Stories/

Music to Sleep By

Leaving the piano keys open in a house that has a cat is just asking for middle-of-the-night crescendos. Leaving the works open is just one more place for a cat to nap. This cat is out to prove that you do not evict a ca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Music-to-Sleep-By/

I Can't Adult Today

I Can't Adult Today Sad RobotWhy wear your heart on your sleave when you can wear your mood on your shirt? It's Wednesday and no adulting shall be done today. Instead choose to work and play with childlike abandon. The a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/I-Cant-Adult-Today/

Researchers Debunk Sleep Myths

<p>How many hours of sleep do you think adults should have? Four, five, or, seven?</p><p>Researchers at NYU (New York University) Langone Health’s School of Medicine conducted a study that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Researchers-Debunk-Sleep-Myths/

Streets Blog's Parking Madness Tournament 2019

<p>Parking lots are a drab to the cityscape. They're dull and dreary though they do provide shelter for people's cars. But much could be done to a space to make it more conducive for everyone in the city an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Streets-Blog-s-Parking-Madness-Tournament-2019/

Queso or Cheese Dip?: A Texan's Debacle of Explaining Queso to Out-of-Staters

<p>Is it cheese dip or queso, shorthand for chile con queso? Of course, for the Texan, the answer is quite obvious but what happens when you are dealing with people who aren't familiar with the origins? How...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Queso-or-Cheese-Dip-A-Texan-s-Debacle-of-Explaining-Queso-to-Out-of-Staters/

30 Incredible Bus and Van Conversions

Van Life is a growing subculture of people who transform vans and buses into remarkable mobile homes and then take their lives onto the open road. Because people crave escape from the stresses and problems of everyday li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/30-Incredible-Bus-and-Van-Conversions/

There is a Species of Bee that Sleeps in Flowers - and It's as Squee as You Think

Bees are a vital part of the ecology, and of human civilization. They pollinate at least one-third of our food crops. However, after being "busy as a bee," they need to rest like any other living thing. Wildlife photog...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/There-is-a-Species-of-Bee-that-Sleeps-in-Flowers-and-It-s-as-Squee-as-You-Think/

Capcom's New Retro Mini-Console, A Throwback to the Early Days of Gaming

<p>With the way gaming has evolved from its graphics to the technology powering the systems, one thing is constant, the experience and joy that one derives from playing a video game.</p><p>Video...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Capcom-s-New-Retro-Mini-Console-A-Throwback-to-the-Early-Days-of-Gaming/

The Five-Year Notre Dame Restoration Plan

<p>The horrific fire that blazed through Notre Dame Cathedral has been put out and after assessing the damage it wrought, it would take a lot of time before it could be completely restored, says experts.<...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/The-Five-Year-Notre-Dame-Restoration-Plan/

From Warm to Cool Earth: Its Mechanics

<p>Researchers from the University of Reading are looking into <a href="https://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.158701" target="_blank">the mechanisms</a>...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/From-Warm-to-Cool-Earth-Its-Mechanics/

Sasquatch Calling Contest

ESPN covered the annual Sasquatch Calling Festival in Whitehall, New York, which of course includes a Saquatch calling competition. What does a Sasquatch sounds like? These folks all have their ideas, but who knows which...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/17/Sasquatch-Calling-Contest/




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