Archive for August 7th, 2019

When Giant Deer Roamed Eurasia

Today, the moose is the largest animal in the deer family. But that wasn't always so. This is the story of Megaloceros, often called the Irish elk (although they lived throughout Europe and Asia). Just the antle...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/When-Giant-Deer-Roamed-Eurasia/

Marimo, the Legendary Cat

A group of guys who have a popular fishing channel go fishing and are distracted by a friendly and agreeable calico cat. They called her Maruo. Next time they went to the same fishing spot, they arrived bearing gifts. On...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Marimo-the-Legendary-Cat/

First Artificially Created Mini Human Livers Will Be Used to Test NAFLD Drugs

<p>Scientists will be testing the efficacy of drugs used to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on what they claim to be the <a href="https://www.genengnews.com/news/lab-grown-engineered...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/First-Artificially-Created-Mini-Human-Livers-Will-Be-Used-to-Test-NAFLD-Drugs/

Karolina Pavlova: A Great Master of Russian Verse Who Died Forgotten

<p>It's a sad and furious thing to see someone with such great talent thrown by the wayside, ridiculed and mocked by her contemporaries simply because she's a woman.</p><p>But such were the time...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Karolina-Pavlova-A-Great-Master-of-Russian-Verse-Who-Died-Forgotten/

Do You Live on This Street, That Street, or the Other Street

<p>I ask because these are actual place names in <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/@44.7378715,-63.3045673,18.25z" target="_blank">Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia</a>. It might...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Do-You-Live-on-This-Street-That-Street-or-the-Other-Street/

Snapchat Takes Over Rival Instagram With a Hashtag Takeover

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Snapchat has taken a subtle step against rival social media platform Instagram - with a hashtag takeover. The hashtag takeover is part of their recently...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Snapchat-Takes-Over-Rival-Instagram-With-a-Hashtag-Takeover/

Iconic Highway Sign Made Famous by Nirvana "Fixed" by Fan

<p>Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently had to change the sign made famous by Nirvana's Curt Cobain &amp; Krist Novoselić. Local radio station <a href="https://www.kx...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Iconic-Highway-Sign-Made-Famous-by-Nirvana-Fixed-by-Fan/

Every Bug in Your House, Ranked by How Worried You Should Be About Them

Humans invented the house to get away from nature, with its rain and predators and other inconveniences. However, insects are everywhere, and never got the message that they aren't welcome inside. Bugs will come into you...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Every-Bug-in-Your-House-Ranked-by-How-Worried-You-Should-Be-About-Them/

Buttsss

Everyone has a butt, but Pablo Stanley has 44 of them besides the one he sits on. The above video is an introduction to his graphic design collection called Buttsss, "A collection of beautiful round butt illustrations."...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Buttsss/

Ada Lovelace and the Homogeneity in A.I Development

<p>In 1842, English mathematician Ada Lovelace was tasked in translating from French to English an article for the “Grandfather of the Computer”, Charles Babbage. The piece was about Babbage&rsq...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Ada-Lovelace-and-the-Homogeneity-in-A-I-Development/

These Teens Work Hard For The Money

<p>According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 34.6 percent of 16-to-19-year-olds employed on average from June to August 2018. This was less than compared to 51.7 percent in the summer of 20...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/These-Teens-Work-Hard-For-The-Money/

Sailing Through Sunlight: LightSail 2 Nears Two Weeks in Earth's Orbit

<p>The Planetary Society's project LightSail aims to demonstrate the potential for space propulsion using solar radiation through mirrors, which means one can control the direction and movement of a spacecr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Sailing-Through-Sunlight-LightSail-2-Nears-Two-Weeks-in-Earth-s-Orbit/

Freeing Up the Streets for Non-Drivers: How Amsterdam Became the Cycling Capital of the World

<p>Urban spaces are suffocating to live in, at least in my part of the world. Traffic bogs you down, sidewalks cause pedestrians suffering, and congestion continues to build up and bleed into our everyday l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Freeing-Up-the-Streets-for-Non-Drivers-How-Amsterdam-Became-the-Cycling-Capital-of-the-World/

Farmer Proposes Marriage by Putting Engagement Ring on Cow's Teat

<p>He may be milking his original approach for all it's worth, but it's udderly worth the effort.</p><p>Internet rumor attributes this image to a Singaporean farmer who, looking for an fresh way...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Farmer-Proposes-Marriage-by-Putting-Engagement-Ring-on-Cow-s-Teat/

Rotary Phone Lamps and Other Retro Upcycled Furnishings

IDIDTHAT, a company in San Jose, California, repurposes old tools and equipment into stylish, retro furnishings. This phone, for example, has become an adjustable lamp.<!--more-->Did you have a Nintendo Power Glove...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Rotary-Phone-Lamps-and-Other-Retro-Upcycled-Furnishings/

The Godzilla Guitar

<p>It's real and it's <em>amazing</em>. And for $52,000, you can have your own <a href="https://godzilla.store/godzilla-guitar/" target="_blank">Godzilla guitar</a&g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/The-Godzilla-Guitar/

Lightning Induced Chain Reaction That Caused a Toilet to Explode

<p>When there's a thunderstorm outside and you can see flashes of lightning, it would be best to stay inside. But we still have to exercise caution as certain unpredictable events could still happen.</p&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Lightning-Induced-Chain-Reaction-That-Caused-a-Toilet-to-Explode/

His AI Can See Inside Living Cells

<p>Our high school textbooks about biology were wrong about cells. It isn’t a neat translucent sphere. Its internal parts are also not sitting and conveniently far apart like pineapple chunks suspende...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/His-AI-Can-See-Inside-Living-Cells/

An Honest Trailer for Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame brought together characters from twenty previous Marvel films, and ended up as the top-grossing movie of all time. It's coming to home video soon, so it's time for Screen Junkies to give us an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Avengers-Endgame/

The Thing About Using Personality Tests in the Corporate World

<p>Personality tests promise to tell us who we are. The tests would instruct a person to rate the statements according to how well it describes him or her. The choices would then range from strongly disagre...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/The-Thing-About-Using-Personality-Tests-in-the-Corporate-World/

The Fibers Stephanie Kwolek Helped Invent

<p>Spandex, Nomex, and of course, Kevlar. These are the contributions that Stephanie Kwolek, a chemist at DuPont, has made to society. Though she didn't initally want to become a chemist, she took a degree...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/The-Fibers-Stephanie-Kwolek-Helped-Invent/

This Boat Has Its Own ZIP Code

<p>In 1874, John Ward Westcott founded <a href="http://www.jwwestcott.com/" target="_blank">a company</a> which ferried supplies, including mail, to mariners on Great Lakes o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/This-Boat-Has-Its-Own-ZIP-Code/

The North American Eclipse of 1869

<p>With help from modern technology and equipment as well as improved communication and transportation infrastructure, it's much easier for us to find opportunities to study and analyze certain phenomena th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/The-North-American-Eclipse-of-1869/

These Genes Come To Life After You Die

<p>What happens after we die? This is a question that plagues a lot of people. After all, “we really know nothing about what happens when [we] die,” says University of Alabama former professor P...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/These-Genes-Come-To-Life-After-You-Die/

Climate Chamber Simulates the Environment Amidst a Heat Wave

<p>Several heat waves struck Europe and North America. Last year, Canada had a devastating one which took the lives of many. It's no joke. Temperatures are rising and couple that with increasing humidity, o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Climate-Chamber-Simulates-the-Environment-Amidst-a-Heat-Wave/

What It's Like to Ride in an F-16 Fighter Jet

The Air Force's F-16 fighter jets produce 29,000 pounds of thrust and can fly at twice the speed of sound. Maj. Jason Markzon is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, called the Thunderbirds. When the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/What-Its-Like-to-Ride-in-an-F-16-Fighter-Jet/

The Chanel No. 5 of Ancient Egypt

Cleopatra was legendary in her use of perfume. It was said that you could smell her before you could see her. But what was in her perfume, and what did it really smell like? Archaeologist Robert Littman and his team want...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/The-Chanel-No-5-of-Ancient-Egypt/

Passenger Locked in Luggage Compartment of Bus

A woman called 911 and told Connecticut police she was locked in the luggage compartment of a moving bus. She said the bus was on interstate 84 heading for Boston. Police tracked the bus and pulled it over."The female vi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Passenger-Locked-in-Luggage-Compartment-of-Bus/

Distorted Drag: Pushing The Boundaries of Beauty

<p><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Drag </em><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">has been a field of artistry and expression for a lot of people - a chance to express t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/07/Distorted-Drag-Pushing-The-Boundaries-of-Beauty/




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