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What’s Exactly in Hot Dogs Anyhow?

It’s common wisdom that you don’t want to know how sausage is made. Well, for good reasons, actually. Back in 2008, then high schooler Brigid Prayson teamed up with her doctor dad to do histological and electron microscopy studies [...]

If the Heart Is a Muscle, Why Doesn’t It Get Tired?

Heart image via Shutterstock You’re on the weight bench. 18. 19. 20! You couldn’t lift that barbell again if someone had a gun to your head. Your arms and your chest are sizzling with a dull burn. Your muscles are fatigued, and as you try to put the bar back, your arms give out. Then there’s [...]

One Step Closer to Lab-Grown Meat

We’ve written about lab-grown meat before on Neatorama, but that holy grail for carnivores that love the taste of burnt flesh yet squeamish about killing animals is one [...]

Dogs Beat Humans In Push Car Race

They might have the advantage of reduced weight, but it does seem like the humans should have had more muscle behind them. Even so, this is an incredibly riveting race between man versus beast. Link Via Geekosystem

The Number of the Day: 20%

It’s possible that up to 20% of people won’t be able to watch 3D programming on their TV due to a lazy eye muscle, color-blindness, headaches, or motion sickness. Related Fact: Analysts expect about 1.6 million 3D-ready TV sets will be shipped in North America by the end of 2010. [Sources: Wall Street Journal/The Hollywood Reporter. See [...]

Scientists Grow Meat in Lab

Researchers at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands have recently grown synthetic pork meat in a laboratory setting. Lois Rogers writes for The Times: The advent of so-called “in-vitro” or cultured meat could reduce the billions of tons of greenhouse gases emitted each year by farm animals — if people are willing to eat it. So far the [...]