Every Day is Interesting

Every Day Is Interesting

The following content is essentially an aggregate feed of the most interesting, relevant and compelling news, stories and articles that I come across almost every day.

Isaac Newton’s College Notes

Containing notes from his reading on mathematics and geometry. It also provides evidence of the development of Newton’s own mathematical thinking, including his study of infinite series and development of binomial theorem, the evolution of the differential calculus, and its application to the problem of quadratures and integration. … read more

1942 Time Capsule

Owned by Madame de Florian – a socialite and an actress – who fled to the South of France during the second world war, leaving everything behind- she never came back to Paris but kept on paying her rent until the day she died when she was 91. The rest was left un-dusted and un-disturbed to this day.

WWII UK: Mass Pet Executions

In the summer of 1939 just before the outbreak of war, the National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee drafted a notice - Advice to Animal Owners. The pamphlet said: “If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency….If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed.”

Vehicles in 5 acre acid pond

Abandoned automobiles and other debris clutter an acid water and oil filled five acre pond near Ogden, Utah, in April of 1974. It was cleaned up under EPA supervision to prevent possible contamination of the Great Salt Lake and a wildlife refuge nearby.

Memories implanted in mice

Researchers have been able to consistently create a “false memory,” making a mouse fearful of a place it has no reason to fear. The memory was implanted by shining blue light into the mouse’s brain, which triggered a carefully chosen group of neurons.

Passengers push 32 tonne train

Dozens of Japanese train passengers pushed a 32-ton train carriage away from the platform to free a woman who had fallen into the 20-centimeter (eight-inch) gap between the train and platform during the busy morning rush hour Monday. The act of heroism was captured by a newspaper photographer, whose photo of the rescue ran in the Yomiuri daily’s evening edition.