Archive for 2019

Women Surge Forward in 2020 Campaigns

<p>Women have been taking more action in the political arena and their efforts are paying off since there are now more women, not only those running for the top office, but also on the ground running the ca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Women-Surge-Forward-in-2020-Campaigns/

Why We Pour Milk on Our Cereal

<p>When breakfast cereal was invented in the Nineteenth Century as a masturbation preventative (among other reasons), it proved difficult to physically chew. Some people would let their cereal rest in water...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Why-We-Pour-Milk-on-Our-Cereal/

The Cat Sanctuary Where Julius Caesar Was Murdered

Imagine you're going to visit Rome and soak in its history. You think you're going to tread the stairs where Julius Caesar was assassinated? Think again, because the area is prohibited. Prohibited to humans, that is, at...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/The-Cat-Sanctuary-Where-Julius-Caesar-Was-Murdered/

Raised in a Doomsday Cult

In the mid-1960s, Anne Hamilton-Byrne established a religious cult called The Family in Melbourne, Australia. Their beliefs mixed Christianity with Eastern mysticism, and held that Hamilton-Byrne was an incarnation of Je...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Raised-in-a-Doomsday-Cult/

The Secrets of Vision Revealed in This Mathematical Model

<p>The brain receives very little information from the world, yet highly detailed images of the world appear before the mind’s eye. Why is that? This is the big mystery of the human vision. Much of wh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/The-Secrets-of-Vision-Revealed-in-This-Mathematical-Model/

In Order to Save Lives, These Teens Play Dead

<p>Shingle Springs, California. On a hot April morning at Ponderosa High School, volunteers paint teenagers with fake blood. Others mess up their hair by holding battery-powered fans a few inches from their...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/In-Order-to-Save-Lives-These-Teens-Play-Dead/

Is Plant-Based Sushi The Solution To Keep The Fish Alive?

<p>Fish is an essential ingredient when it comes to traditional nigiri, sashimi, and maki. However, if we keep on consuming fish without caring for their dwindling numbers, there will come a point in time w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Is-Plant-Based-Sushi-The-Solution-To-Keep-The-Fish-Alive/

Amazon Forest Fires Raise Stakes in Climate Change Crisis

<p><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/climate-change-oxygen-biodiversity-amazon-rainforest-fires-leave-plenty-stake-n1045446" target="_blank">The fires that destroyed a la...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Amazon-Forest-Fires-Raise-Stakes-in-Climate-Change-Crisis/

Clever Student Crosses Flooded Street Using Just 2 Chairs

<p>Tropical Storm Falcon hit Iloilo City, the Philippines on July 16. Some high school students were stranded at school, unable to cross the water, which appears to be about a foot and a half deep.</p>...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Clever-Student-Crosses-Flooded-Street-Using-Just-2-Chairs/

Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard's Make It Soap Mini Soap

Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard's Make It Soap Mini Soap All hands to their battle stations! Set a course for cleanliness! It's time to engage with the Jean-Luc Picard's Make It Soap Mini Soap.   It may seem impossib...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Star-Trek-Jean-Luc-Picards-Make-It-Soap-Mini-Soap/

The Bottled Water Conundrum

<p>The argument against bottled water is valid. There are other sources of water from which we can drink and whose quality may not be at all different from that of water in a plastic bottle. Then, there's t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/The-Bottled-Water-Conundrum/

Don’t Want to Die Early? “Get Moving” Says Study

<p>A report today published in the medical journal BMJ suggested that higher levels of physical activity at any intensity is linked to a lower risk of early death in middle-age and older people.</p>&l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Don-t-Want-to-Die-Early-Get-Moving-Says-Study/

Which Plastic is Recyclable?

<p>The average American goes through over 250 pounds of plastic waste yearly. Much of this waste comes from packaging.</p><p>We know that plastic is harmful to the environment. Some would take h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Which-Plastic-is-Recyclable/

DNA as Memory Tape

<p>U.S scientists say that they can turn living cells into computers or recording devices through a new technology that they developed. The artificial program shall be encoded in the cells’ DNA.</p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/DNA-as-Memory-Tape/

Inside the Minds of Millenials and Gen Zs

<p>Disruption can be a positive thing. It is a part of life after all. However, for those who began coming of age during the global economic recession a decade ago, disruption took a toll on them — it...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Inside-the-Minds-of-Millenials-and-Gen-Zs/

4Chan Trolls That Impersonate Jewish Twitter Users Are Here With Us… Again

4. You might think these Nazis impersonating Jews are comical. After all, how such bad must their real lives be that they spend their time online pretending to be Jewish? But Jews are just 2% of the US population &...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/4Chan-Trolls-That-Impersonate-Jewish-Twitter-Users-Are-Here-With-Us-Again/

Why We Need “Junk DNA”

<p>A book which has 98% of its text written in gibberish surely wouldn’t sell, and I think we all could agree that we won’t purchase a copy of that book.</p><p>Biology does not care...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Why-We-Need-Junk-DNA/

Perpetual Motion

Filmmaker Nick Cobby and musician Max Cooper made a music video about how people are constantly moving in pursuit of something or other. You can read the artists' statements about the project at the vimeo page. The video...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/Perpetual-Motion/

30 Inexplicable Kitchen Designs

Strange things happen when people try to improve or otherwise modify their kitchens. It's even worse when the landlord does it with little thought as to how their ideas will affect tenants. Really, the kitchen above has...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/23/30-Inexplicable-Kitchen-Designs/

Secrets of a 911 Dispatcher

Rachael Herron writes novels, but she also spent 17 years manning the phones for emergency services. Her experiences there inspired her new suspense novel, but there are some things she'll tell all of us that might help...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Secrets-of-a-911-Dispatcher/

The Missing Link That Wasn’t

For a long time, scientists looked for the "missing link" that would prove that humans evolved from apes. This missing link would be a midpoint between ape and human. But there's no "midpoint" because that's not how evol...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/The-Missing-Link-That-Wasnt/

Belgian Sits For Five Days In A Bid For The Longest Toilet Break Record

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jimmy De Frenne, a 48-year old Belgian man sat on the toilet for 116 hours in a bid to break the record for the longest toilet break. He initially set h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Belgian-Sits-For-Five-Days-In-A-Bid-For-The-Longest-Toilet-Break-Record/

How to Fight Slavery

<p>Like Sun Tzu once said, know your enemy. And what better way for a human rights charity that called itself "Fight Against Slavery" to do its job than to, ahem, obtain first hand experience in h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/How-to-Fight-Slavery/

The Rock Musician Who Became a Missile Defense Expert

Some musicians play well into their 60s or even their 70s (looking at you, Jagger), and some drift into retirement and obscurity. But others re-invent themselves and enjoy second careers.Take Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of Steel...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/The-Rock-Musician-That-Became-a-Missile-Defense-Expert/

Babies Influence Their Learning Environment to Acquire Language Easier

<p>We know that babies and toddlers acquire language as they interact with the people around them and as their parents talk to them but that doesn't mean that they only receive information from their enviro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Babies-Influence-Their-Learning-Environment-to-Acquire-Language-Easier/

Astronomers Found Cloaked Black Hole Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory

<p>Black holes usually form by pulling in surrounding material into its core until it has gained enough mass such that the gas around it dissipates and the black hole is revealed in its full glory. Astronom...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Astronomers-Found-Cloaked-Black-Hole-Using-NASA-s-Chandra-X-ray-Observatory/

Classical Music Mashup III

Grant Woolard gave us the Classical Music Mashup and the Classical Music Mashup II, as well as other awesome music projects. Now we have a third iteration on the theme, where he seamlessly overlays and meshes different c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Classical-Music-Mashup-III/

Here’s How To Differentiate Gunfire From Fireworks

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">It’s all in the cadence, Scott Beinster (a public-safety specialist for ShotSpotter) tells </span><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Here-s-How-To-Differentiate-Gunfire-From-Fireworks/

Is Giving Up Things The Way To Go Green?

<p>The New Republic Magazine states in June this year, “You will have to make sacrifices to save the planet. The US newspaper Metro, meanwhile, asks us: “What would you give up to end climate ch...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Is-Giving-Up-Things-The-Way-To-Go-Green/








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