In the 10 years since Chris Torres created Nyan Cat, an animated flying cat with a Pop-Tart body leaving a rainbow trail, the meme has been viewed and shared across the web hundreds of millions of times. On Thursday, he put a one-of-a-kind version of it up for sale on Foundation, a website for buying and selling digital goods. In the final hour of the auction, there was a bidding war. Nyan Cat was sold to a user identified only by a cryptocurrency wallet number. The price? Roughly $580,000. From a report:
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/382294
American Airlines pilots spotted a “long, cylindrical” UFO “moving really fast” over New Mexico. “It almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing.”
— Read on www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a35632899/unidentified-flying-object-ufo-spotted-over-new-mexico-fbi-confirms/
Slavery, plague, and territorial conflict likely made the Europeans’ arrival on Wampanoag land possible.
— Read on www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pilgrims-plymouth-colony-patuxet.amp
New research suggests that stimulating neurons in the brain can address psychological issues with surprising speed and precision.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/magazine/brain-stimulation-mental-health.html
City Of Pittsburgh Investing $800K In Public Art, Searching For Artists For 18 Projects – CBS Pittsburgh
— Read on pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/city-of-pittsburgh-investing-public-art/amp/
A team of scientists has a new hunch on where to look to finally find dark matter, the mysterious invisible stuff that appears to make up most of the matter in the universe.
They suspect that it could be taking the form of endoparasitic black holes, according to research shared in the preprint server ArXiv last week, that formed inside of neutron stars and are feasting on them from within. The hypothesis hasn’t yet been confirmed, but if it holds up to scrutiny it could help scientists finally understand what dark matter is and where it came from.
— Read on wordpress.futurism.com/black-holes-devour-stars-inside
In the two World Wars, painters were deployed to create optical illusions. Matthew Wilson explores how a camouflage unit and a ‘Ghost Army’ helped lead the Allies to victory.
— Read on www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210223-the-artists-who-outwitted-the-nazis
A precise record of the last major reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles can be found in ancient trees. Researchers say this event 42,000 years ago had a huge impact on the planet and ancient humans.
— Read on www.npr.org/2021/02/18/969063568/ancient-trees-show-when-the-earths-magnetic-field-last-flipped-out
The Hungarian bar and restaurant Huszar is a wonderful addition to Pittsburgh’s international dining scene. You absolutely must try this one!
— Read on www.discovertheburgh.com/huszar-review/
A rich widow lived with her daughter and her stepdaughter. The widow favored her younger biological daughter, allowing her to become spoiled and idle while her older stepdaughter was left to do all the work. Every day the stepdaughter would sit outside the cottage and spin beside the well.
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frau_Holle