Today I learned of Kanako, a chimpanzee with trisomy of chromosome 22 - analogous to Down syndrome in humans link.springer.com/article…
An "epizootic" is a disease event in an animal population that's analogous to an epidemic in humans. An epizootic can be restricted to a specific locale (an "outbreak") or widespread (a "panzootic"). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epi…
The International Potato Center has successfully grown potatoes in a simulated Mars environment. They grew the plants in a CubeSat which mimicked the Martian air pressure and atmosphere, and used saline desert soils analogous to Martian soils as the growing medium. cipotato.org/blog/indicat…
Some Icelanders claim to believe in the hidden people β€” called huldufΓ³lk β€” and a few even claim to have seen them. They are analogous to elves, but are often considered separate. This is an ancient Icelandic belief and most Icelanders respect the tradition. en.wikivoyage.org/w/index…
The architecture of a Convolutional Neural Network is analogous to that of the connectivity pattern of Neurons in the Human Brain and was inspired by the organization of the Visual Cortex towardsdatascience.com/a-…
Canada has no statute of limitations for prosecuting indictable crimes (serious crimes, analogous to felonies in the US) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Water flow and electricity are analogous to each other. Voltage = water pressure, Amperage = flow rate of water learn.sparkfun.com/tutori…
Isaac Newton believed colors of the rainbow were analogous to notes on the 7note musical scale. In his diagrams of colors and equivalent notes, he added orange & indigo as half steps on the scale. Its unclear if those colors had been observed or if Newton added them to better fit his analogy. the-scientist.com/?articl…
The distance between local stars in our galaxy is analogous to two grains of sand over 30 miles apart. physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-m…
Today I learned of Mokele-mbembe, a legendary water-dwelling creature of Congo River basin folklore, loosely analogous to the Loch Ness Monster in Western culture. It is claimed to be a sauropod by some cryptozoologists. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
A supershear earthquake is "'when the slipping part of the fault moves faster than the shear-wave velocity'...'It's analogous to supersonic.You get a sonic boom.'" P waves go "6 kilometers per second [kps]""through solids and liquids." S (shear) waves "do not propagate in liquids" and go 3.5 kps news.stanford.edu/pr/2005…
The Mayan calendar is never going to end. 2012 simply represents a rollover analogous to millennium year for us, and the Mayans would've celebrated it. tulane.edu/news/newwave/0…
The fissile ball ("pit", analogous to that of fruit) that fuels modern nuclear weapons is just 10cm (4in) in diameter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
The word 'meme' was coined by British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to illustrate the theory that ideas are viral phenomenons that may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution, or viruses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mem…
Coffee beans are placed next to perfume samples because their aroma helps to remove lingering aroma particles from your scent receptors. This is analogous to "cleansing one's palate". bellasugar.com/Why-Do-We-…
Thomas Browne, 17th-century English polymath, is credited by OED with > 700 coined words, including: ambidextrous, antediluvian, analogous, approximate, ascetic, anomalous, carnivorous, coexistence, coma, compensate, computer, cryptography, cylindrical, disruption, electricity, exhaustion, .... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
There is a formula analogous to the quadratic formula that can be used to solve cubic equations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cub…
Paper wasps have evolved highly developed face recognition system, analogous to that of humans sci-news.com/biology/wasp…
The USSR built a space-plane which was analogous to the Space Shuttle and had an automatic flight mode, but only flew it once. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
DNA is analogous to computer programming ds9a.nl/amazing-dna/
The word "meme" was created by Richard Dawkins and was defined as "a unit of human cultural evolution analogous to the gene" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Octopi have an analogous hormone control system to humans nature.com/nature/journal…
In 1988, the Russian Buran spacecraft, analogous to the U.S. space shuttle program, was the first complex spacecraft to be launched, deployed and landed entirely by automation. It was launched just one time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
There are Starquakes, analogous to earthquakes, that occur when the crust of a neutron star undergoes a sudden adjustment, and produce giant gamma ray flares. On the Richter scale one was estimated to be a whopping 32; the largest earthquake on Earth (Valdivia, Chile 1960) was a 9.5. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
It's possible - though not good sportsmanship - to inject yourself with your own blood to improve athletic performance. They call this analogous blood doping. slate.com/id/2107096/
In 2004 the government of Brazil acknowledged there are an estimated 25,000-40,000 Brazilians held in conditions "analogous to slavery" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sla…
Not only do men have a hormonal cycle analogous to that of the female period, but they also experience menopause webmd.boots.com/men/guide…
Snails shoot love darts are each other prior to mating thats analogous to "a stabbing, or being shot with an arrow" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
There is an auditory/sound illusion that is analogous to the optical illusion of Penrose stairs/steps. The Shepard tone is perceived to continually ascend or descend in pitch, yet returns to its starting note. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Stars have starquakes analogous to earthquakes on earth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starquake_(astrophysics)#Starquake

Also, neutron stars have crusts at their surface.

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