Archive for September 15th, 2019

The Many Requirements of Good Hold Music

<p>Alex Cornell meant it as a joke. But his song, "I'm on Hold," is often used as background music by call centers queuing up customers. It's appropriate because Cornell is the co-founder of a con...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/The-Many-Requirements-of-Good-Hold-Music/

15 Things You Should Never, Ever Put in the Dishwasher

This could've been a funny list: don't put your children, pets, colored clothing, or electronics in the dishwasher. But instead it's a serious list that may protect your valuable kitchenware. Honestly, after reading this...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/15-Things-You-Should-Never-Ever-Put-in-the-Dishwasher/

My Terezín Diary

When Zuzana Justman was twelve years old, she and her parents and older brother were sent from Prague to Terezín, also known as the Theresienstadt Ghetto. Terezín was a peculiar establishment in Czechoslova...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/My-Terezn-Diary/

The Sound of Muzak

Embed from Getty ImagesWe've all heard the easy-listening sounds of instrumental pop music over the service known as Muzak. Once you reach a certain age, there comes a memorable day when you notice that the coolest, mo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/The-Sound-of-Muzak/

Hypoxia City

It's not easy for people who are used to living near sea level to visit a high-elevation site for any length of time. But scientists are traveling to La Rinconada, Peru, to study the people who live there, both those who...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/Hypoxia-City/

A Good Hustle: College Students Paying Other Students to Drop Classes

<p>Let's say that you need a particular course to graduate. But it's too late for you to enroll for that class and you've been put on the waitlist. What do you do? </p><p>One enterprising soluti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/A-Good-Hustle-College-Students-Paying-Other-Students-to-Drop-Classes/

Misleading Facial Expressions

<p>Is the woman surprised or shocked? You may have answered yes to this question, but you may be wrong. A facial expression of emotion does not only depend on the face itself; it also depends on the context...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/Misleading-Facial-Expressions/

Emergency Bigfoot In Your Pocket

Emergency Bigfoot In Your PocketBigfoot is a real larger than life character. Some might even describe him as bit a wild man. His outdoorsy activities make him a real legend. The problem is that Bigfoot is also some...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/Emergency-Bigfoot-In-Your-Pocket/

SpaceX To Deploy Satellite Broadband Across US Faster Than Expected

<p>Elon Musk’s company SpaceX states that it plans to change its satellite strategy in order to speed up the deployment of its Starlink broadband service. SpaceX has also set a new goal to provide bro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/SpaceX-To-Deploy-Satellite-Broadband-Across-US-Faster-Than-Expected/

Will Fines Fix Companies?

<p>Major corporations such as Facebook always get caught behaving badly. But for some reason, the best solution that we’ve come up with is to fine these corporations. But does it really fix the proble...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/Will-Fines-Fix-Companies/

A New Type of Cell That Can Trigger Type 1 Diabetes Discovered

<p>A new study has found out that a mysterious population of previously unknown cells lurks in the human body. Called “Immune Cell X”, this baffling cell type is a changeling that can act as two...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/A-New-Type-of-Cell-That-Can-Trigger-Type-1-Diabetes-Discovered/

What's Hiding in the Deep Sea?

If only the deep sea waters were as colorful as a Kurzgesagt video! Sunlight can't penetrate to the deepest depths of the ocean, but there are creatures living there. They are as different from life here at the surface t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/Whats-Hiding-in-the-Deep-Sea/

Eclipse on Jupiter

NASA's Juno probe caught an amazing picture of a solar eclipse on Jupiter. You can imagine how huge an area the Jovian moon Io is covering, yet the path of totality would be tiny in relation to Jupiter itself. Io is the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/15/Eclipse-on-Jupiter/

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