Archive for August 30th, 2019

This Chip is Not Made With Silicon

<p>Inside a microprocessor are tiny electronic switches that collectively do computations. These tiny switches are called transistors. Usually, transistors are made up with silicon. This microprocessor&rsqu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/This-Chip-is-Not-Made-With-Silicon/

Why Some People Support Bullies

<p>What do you do when you see someone being bullied? Will you stand up and defend the victim? Will you remain passive? Or will you reinforce the bully?</p><p>The three choices mentioned above a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Why-Some-People-Support-Bullies/

Which of These Classic Shows' Set Influenced Your Home?

Television shows have both influenced and reflected our society in different ways, such as the way we perceive political and cultural realities. They have inspired people to live in a certain way. It turned out that for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Which-of-These-Classic-Shows-Set-Influenced-Your-Home/

Finding a Scientific Explanation for Near-Death Experiences

<p>It's a controversial topic especially since there are people who claim to have died, went to heaven, and lived to tell the tale but what is the truth behind these <a href="https://www.msn.com/en-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Finding-a-Scientific-Explanation-for-Near-Death-Experiences/

A Philosophical Question About Reality: The Technological Simulation Hypothesis

<p>It would be appropriate to mention a little bit of The Matrix when we're talking about the discourse on reality as an aspect of a technological simulation, or more like a projection of things that have b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/A-Philosophical-Question-About-Reality-The-Technological-Simulation-Hypothesis/

Crime Fiction in Academic Settings: A Brief History of Academic Mysteries, Campus Thrillers, and Research Noir

<p>Anybody is susceptible to cracking under pressure and what other place is there which would be a perfect setting for a crime to take place than academia? Sure, other settings would be possible but there...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Crime-Fiction-in-Academic-Settings-A-Brief-History-of-Academic-Mysteries-Campus-Thrillers-and-Research-Noir/

Man Penalized for Driving His Car with Another Car on Top

<p>Driving a car requires that one exercise extreme care and caution so as not to cause injury, harm, damage, or even the death of someone or destruction of property. But there was one man from Wales who ad...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Man-Penalized-for-Driving-His-Car-with-Another-Car-on-Top/

Writing Strong Female Characters in Crime Fiction: A Lesson from Lisa Lutz

<p>In an interview with Lisa Lutz, Olivia Rutigliano from Crime Reads asks the famed crime fiction writer how she is able to write beautifully complex, competent, and brilliant women investigators and chara...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Writing-Strong-Female-Characters-in-Crime-Fiction-A-Lesson-from-Lisa-Lutz/

University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineers Develop Thin Piece of Glass for Image Recognition

<p>For many inventions and innovations, the key is to address a certain problem in a novel way, or in a way that is different from past methods which would make whatever process they are improving more effi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/University-of-Wisconsin-Madison-Engineers-Develop-Thin-Piece-of-Glass-for-Image-Recognition/

Spiders Are Evolving And They’re Now More Aggressive, Thanks to Hurricanes

<p>These researchers at McMaster University were always found where the storm was, and you’ll see them collecting data about spiders! Apparently, they found that “extreme weather events such as...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Spiders-Are-Evolving-And-They-re-Now-More-Aggressive-Thanks-to-Hurricanes/

What Does Your Inner Voice Say About You?

<p>Do you debate with yourself? I do. Are you always aware of what you’re thinking? If yes, does that mean you’re always aware? Will you be able to know what you were thinking before you become...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/What-Does-Your-Inner-Voice-Say-About-You/

The Coven of Trash Witches

Coven of Trash WitchesThey double, double toil and trouble. Their fire burns and their caldron bubbles. Adding cans of tuna fish and bones of an old steak. Your trash is about to meet a hellish fate. Halloween is ri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/The-Coven-of-Trash-Witches/

Why Do Sloths Move So Slowly?

<p>A young man once asked Winston Churchill to what did he attribute his success in life. <a href="https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121374151" target="_blank">...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Why-Do-Sloths-Move-So-Slowly/

50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time

<p>Love sci-fi books? Me too (though I confess that I mostly listen to them on tape now.)</p><p>If you're looking for a new title and sci-fi author to read, don't miss this <a href="http...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/50-Best-Sci-Fi-Books-of-All-Time/

Dave Barry Offers Hurricane Survival Tips

Hurricane Dorian is coming for Florida, so humorist Dave Barry, a resident of the Florida Man state, offers his expertise to help his compatriots prepare. Follow #DavesHurricaneTips on Twitter for up-to-date, essential i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Dave-Barry-Offers-Hurricane-Survival-Tips/

The Monotony of Working Out from a Former Male Model's Perspective

Many people would like to get into shape and to have the ideal body image that they have for themselves, whether it be just for appearances' sake or for health reasons. At one point or another, we've considered working o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/The-Monotony-of-Working-Out-from-a-Former-Male-Model-s-Perspective/

Woke Gaming: A Critical Reflection on the State of Gaming Culture in the US

<p>I like playing video games, board games, and any other type of game because games foster an environment of friendly rivalry with others in a way that would enable you to connect with them by sharing a ce...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Woke-Gaming-A-Critical-Reflection-on-the-State-of-Gaming-Culture-in-the-US/

ER Doctor Shares What the Hardest Part of Her Job Is

<p>For many who have seen medical drama on TV, reality is nothing like that. Or perhaps, there are certain scenes or events that may actually have happened in real life but it's not the norm.</p><p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/ER-Doctor-Shares-What-the-Hardest-Part-of-Her-Job-Is/

The Boob Light and How It Came To Be a Common Household Fixture

<p>As he looked up at the ceiling of his girlfriend's house, Vine star Michael LoPriore noticed something about the lighting fixture attached. It was in the shape of a bowl and was fastened to the ceiling b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/The-Boob-Light-and-How-It-Came-To-Be-a-Common-Household-Fixture/

A Doctor's Swabbing Mishap as a Medical Intern

<p>Taking medical tests can be tedious, cumbersome, annoying, and awkward not just for the patients but for the personnel who administer them. <a href="https://opmed.doximity.com/articles/i-used-the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/A-Doctor-s-Swabbing-Mishap-as-a-Medical-Intern/

Emiliana Puyana Shares How La Cocina Empowered Latin American Women in the Food Industry

<p>Various cultures have different customs, traditions, tastes and preferences when it comes to food, cuisine, and dining in general. Mexican food and other food from Central America have been part of the p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Emiliana-Puyana-Shares-How-La-Cocina-Empowered-Latin-American-Women-in-the-Food-Industry/

Surfer Accidentally Lands on Shark and Gets Bitten

Man lives to tell how he fought off a shark in New Smyrna Beach @news6wkmg https://t.co/KrG5DPSiay pic.twitter.com/3H4YQCkqsl— Erik Sandoval (@ErikSandoval) August 28, 2019 <p>Don Walsh just wanted t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Surfer-Accidentally-Lands-on-Shark-and-Gets-Bitten/

He Once Swatted Bees, Now He Keeps Them

<p>Bees can sometimes be annoying and at other times, they could be scary when they get in your face. But they are a natural part of the environment and as one movie illustrated, removing bees can disrupt t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/He-Once-Swatted-Bees-Now-He-Keeps-Them/

Here’s Why We Love Taking Personality Tests

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Love to constantly take personality tests (whether it’s the classic MBTI test or Buzzfeed’s ‘<...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Here-s-Why-We-Love-Taking-Personality-Tests/

Men Don’t Use Reusable Shopping Bags Because It Seems ‘Feminine’, Study Shows

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">A study by American researchers found that certain eco-friendly habits (such as using a reusable shopping bag) are...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Men-Don-t-Use-Reusable-Shopping-Bags-Because-It-Seems-Feminine-Study-Shows/

This Mom Ditched the Daily Grind and Took Her 6-year-old Daughter to a Backpacking Adventure

<p>Evie Farrel got tired of the usual cycle of keeping a job, paying the bills, and ensuring her daughter would have a wonderful childhood, and when she felt disconnected to her daughter, that was it: she q...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/This-Mom-Ditched-the-Daily-Grind-and-Took-Her-6-year-old-Daughter-to-a-Backpacking-Adventure/

27 Facts That Will Make You Look At The Wizard Of Oz Completely Differently

The Wizard of Oz premiered in August of 1939, making the classic movie 80 years old. What better time to learn some trivia from the film production? There are enough behind-the-scenes "secrets" to fill books (an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/27-Facts-That-Will-Make-You-Look-At-The-Wizard-Of-Oz-Completely-Differently/

Fluid Simulator Web Toy

This interactive fluid simulation by Pavel Dobryakov is beautiful. And a lot of fun! If you ever get tired of just dragging your cursor around the screen, you can adjust the parameters and create a whole new world to wal...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/Fluid-Simulator-Web-Toy/

A Hole in the Head: A History of Trepanation

Drilling a hole in the skull of a living person is a serious tactic that is only used out of medical necessity. At least, that's case today. While surgery can be dangerous, it was much more dangerous in the 19th century,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/A-Hole-in-the-Head-A-History-of-Trepanation/

A Mysterious Space Plane Has Been On Orbit Around Earth For 719 Days For Some Unknown Reason

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">An unmanned, solar-powered military plane has now spent more than 719 days in orbit around Earth. This space plane...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/30/A-Mysterious-Space-Plane-Has-Been-On-Orbit-Around-Earth-For-719-Days-For-Some-Unknown-Reason/








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