Archive for August 14th, 2019

Sperm Speed Can Determine Offspring’s Sex

<p>We’ve heard some say that if you don’t want a baby girl, do not have sex close to ovulation. This asserts that the sperm with the Y chromosome, the one responsible in making male babies, swim...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Sperm-Speed-Can-Determine-Offspring-s-Sex/

Alzheimer’s Seem To Attack Neurons That Keep Us Awake

<p>Long before the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s appear, already plaques of amyloid beta proteins and tangles of tau proteins build up in the brain. One of the earliest outward signs of the disease...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Alzheimer-s-Seem-To-Attack-Neurons-That-Keep-Us-Awake/

Lightning Struck Near The North Pole… 48 Times

<p>Lightning is a usual phenomenon. However, certain parts of the world, such as the North Pole, get far less of it. After all, atmospheric instability is required in order to produce lightning. Atmospheric...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Lightning-Struck-Near-The-North-Pole-48-Times/

This NASA Robot Just Climbed A Cliff in Death Valley As Practice For Mars

<p>The Curiosity Rover might be adept, but it cannot scale the walls and the polar caps on Mars. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) pushes the capabilities of their rovers as they develop “s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/This-NASA-Robot-Just-Climbed-A-Cliff-in-Death-Valley-As-Practice-For-Mars/

Scientists Conduct DNA Tests of UK Waters

<p>Using a method that could aid in the early detection of non-native species if adopted widely, a team of scientists from the University of Southampton, Bangor University and the National Oceanography Cent...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Scientists-Conduct-DNA-Tests-of-UK-Waters/

Living Room For Rent

<p>A company called Globe is hoping to persuade guests to sign up for short stays not in hotels, but in people’s homes. There guests can kick back between other commitments, and if the host gives them...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Living-Room-For-Rent/

Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear Through September Each Summer

<p>If average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati, the Arctic Ocean could have no ice through September each summer — the i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Arctic-Sea-Ice-Could-Disappear-Through-September-Each-Summer/

Magma Stored for a Thousand Years Took Only Days to Erupt

<p>In a new study by geoscientists, they were able to make estimates on how long magma from the volcano Theistareykir was stored deep in the Earth and how long it took for it to travel to the surface using...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Magma-Stored-for-a-Thousand-Years-Took-Only-Days-to-Erupt/

The Butter Solar Project: How Dairy Made Way for Widespread Use of Clean Energy

<p>Operating on 100% renewable energy is a very expensive endeavor for any business to undertake but Organic Valley had set its sights on implementing that policy for their company.</p><p>Howeve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/The-Butter-Solar-Project-How-Dairy-Made-Way-for-Widespread-Use-of-Clean-Energy/

Comics Published by the Federal Government

The federal government produces a vast variety of publications which, through the Federal Depository Library Program, are sent to selected libraries across the country. These are called "depository libraries." The Univer...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Comics-Published-by-the-Federal-Government/

Area 51 Passport Notebook

Area 51 Passport NotebookPlanning an end of summer trip to your favorite secret military facility? Don't forget to pack the proper paperwork with the Area 51 Passport Notebook available at the NeatoShop. This handy...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Area-51-Passport-Notebook/

A Life-Size Replica Mask of E.T

<p><a href="https://technabob.com/blog/2019/08/13/e-t-replica-mask/" target="_blank">You can now have your own E.T,</a> or at least just his face, on your own home. Just wrap...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/A-Life-Size-Replica-Mask-of-E-T/

Two Out Of Four Ebola Treatments Prove Highly Effective In A Clinical Trial

<p>Preliminary data suggest that two Ebola treatments have proven to be effective in preventing death during a clinical trial conducted amidst the deadly ongoing outbreak in Congo.</p><blockquote&g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Two-Out-Of-Four-Ebola-Treatments-Prove-Highly-Effective-In-A-Clinical-Trial/

The Contrast of Dark and Light on Mars As Seen in Terra Cimmeria

<p>We often think of Mars as a barren wasteland of red dust and sand. However, new data from Mars Express show that <a href="https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Mars_Express/Dark_meets_...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/The-Contrast-of-Dark-and-Light-on-Mars-As-Seen-in-Terra-Cimmeria/

An Honest Trailer for Masters of the Universe

The cartoon and its action figures became a live-action movie in 1987, starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man. It was bonkers. You might have forgotten how weird it was, but Screen Junkies is here to remind you with an Honest...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Masters-of-the-Universe/

Variant Ways of Playing Scrabble

<p>Minnesotastan, the blogger behind <a href="http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/08/fun-variants-of-scrabble.html" target="_blank">TYWKIWDBI</a> plays Scrabble avidly. At his...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Variant-Ways-of-Playing-Scrabble/

In Case You Drift Off a Waterfall

<p>If you find yourself drifting off toward a waterfall, there is a way in order for you to survive the plunge. And don't think that since you're falling into water that it will cushion your fall.</p>...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/In-Case-You-Drift-Off-a-Waterfall/

CBS Looks to Seal the Deal for Long-Awaited Merger with Viacom

<p>As far as mergers and acquisitions go, the <a href="https://variety.com/2019/film/news/star-trek-spongebob-cbs-viacom-merger-mission-impossible-1203299631/" target="_blank">CBS-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/CBS-Looks-to-Seal-the-Deal-for-Long-Awaited-Merger-with-Viacom/

Human-sized Penguin Lived in New Zealand

The largest penguin species is the emperor penguin, which can reach 48 inches (122 cm) tall. But 60 million years ago, the monster penguin -yes, that's what they're calling it- of New Zealand would have made the emperor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/Human-sized-Penguin-Lived-in-New-Zealand/

The Woman Who Was Botticelli's Venus

<p>Who was this woman who has captivated admirers for centuries since Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli placed her in the center of <em>The Birth of Venus</em>? Her name was Simonett...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/14/The-Woman-Who-Was-Botticelli-s-Venus/




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