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Generation Vexed

We’ve got the baby boomers, Gen X, then Gen Y and The Millenials … what do you call young peole of today? Tiffany Hsu and Shan Li of The Los Angeles Times coined the term "Generation [...]

Charlie Brown and Snoopy: A Brief History

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The comic strip Peanuts was originally called Li’l Folks. The great Charles M Schulz created it in 1950, and it soon became the most popular comic strip in history. Like so many of the great cartoon characters we all [...]

Genetically Modified Cows Produce Human Breast Milk

Cows that have been modified with human genes are producing milk very similar to human milk. The researchers responsible hope to produce and market a this product as a substitute for human milk. Lead researcher Ning Li explained: “The modified bovine milk is a possible substitute for human milk. It fulfilled the conception of humanising the [...]

Man Lives With Knife Stabbing Pains In Head For 4 Years

Man Lives With Knife Stabbing Pains In Head 4in blade is placed over the top of the X-ray of Li Fu’s skull A man who went to the doctor complaining of a headache was shocked to discover he’d had a 4in knife blade stuck in his brain for more than four years. Li Fu from Yunnan Province, [...]

5000 Years of Board Games (Part One)

Board games — whether games of chance, skill, or a little of both — have been found in many human cultures dating back at least 5000 years. Over the next five days, I’ll take you on a quick tour though the evolution of board games, from their earliest forms in the cradles of civilization to [...]

Evolution Without Genes

Most explanations of Darwinian evolution refer to genetic material as the manner in which changes are passed down to one’s descendants. Now, a study by Jiali Li of the Scripps Institute in Florida finds that prions, the proteins that cause diseases like mad cow disease evolve in response to their environment. Prions have no genes, [...]