Archive for August 22nd, 2019

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/

This Bus Conductor Was Punished For Letting A Pigeon Ride For Free

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The scenario goes like this: a drunken passenger talks to a pigeon, and instead of reprimanding the drunken passenger for their antics, an inspector wri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/This-Bus-Conductor-Was-Punished-For-Letting-A-Pigeon-Ride-For-Free/

Where Did The Traffic Go?

Yes, the traffic just disappears. pic.twitter.com/XPcGrzadu5— Daniel Holland (@DannyDutch) June 29, 2019 <p>See if you can figure out where the motorcycles and cars go in this optical illusion of a v...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Where-Did-The-Traffic-Go/

The Physicist Who Always Thought How God Could Have Created the Universe

December 1972. It was the first physics conference of then 17-year-old Lee Smolin. His teacher at Hampshire College suggested that he drop in to the conference, listen attentively to the talks, and take the opportunity t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/The-Physicist-Who-Always-Thought-How-God-Could-Have-Created-the-Universe/

Fiction Meets Physics in This Novelist’s Book

<p>Helen Clapp is a professor of theoretical physics at MIT. She recounts the biggest news of 21st century physics: the detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Fiction-Meets-Physics-in-This-Novelist-s-Book/

This Automated Cat Toilet Will Relieve You From Kitty Litter Duty Forever

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Sifting through you pet cat’s litter box can be quite a task, so wouldn't it be nice if they can have toilets of their own? However, it would kind...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/This-Automated-Cat-Toilet-Will-Relieve-You-From-Kitty-Litter-Duty-Forever/

When Making Tik Tok Videos Goes Too Far

<p>Last week in Purulia district of West Bengal state in eastern India, Noor Ansari and his friends were shooting a clip for the popular mini-video app Tik Tok. They were so focused recording the video that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/When-Making-Tik-Tok-Videos-Goes-Too-Far/

Stunning Apple and Snake Skeleton Glass Sculpture by Kiva Ford

View this post on Instagram “Eve”. Many hours of work and many dreams went into the creation of this piece. This piece stands at 14”x 14”. These beautiful photos were taken by the talented @...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/22/Stunning-Apple-and-Snake-Skeleton-Glass-Sculpture-by-Kiva-Ford/




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