Curated Randomness Atom Feed

Weekly collection of interesting links that I stumble upon on a wide variety of subjects that I have interest on.

2019, November, Week 1

Life

  • Why Don’t We Know How to Protect Our Time? - This text shows how we take little action on protecting our free time.

Nature

  • Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution - interesting article showing the discovery of the plastic-eating behavior of caterpillars.

2019, October, Week 4

History

  • Scientists may have finally pinpointed humanity’s ancestral hometown - “People want to know where we come from.”, and this text shows the discoveries that were made on this subject.

Science

  • How scientists are bringing people back from the dead - interesting text showing how scientists are “pressing pause” on patients’ lives and how this could mean the difference between life and death.

2019, October, Week 3

Nature

  • The Longest, Most Brutal Wars on Earth Are Fought on Ant-Sized Scales - interesting video about ants, and how some of its species are on a long lasting war till today.

Tech

  • Picturing the Future: How a shadowy consortium controls the evolution of emoji - Long text about how new emojis are chosen, and all the thought that happens to add each symbol.


2019, October, Week 1

Programming

  • The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) - 2003 article about character sets, still interesting despite its age.

Science

  • Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity - Scientists are finally starting to understand the centuries-old mystery of “ballooning”. This article talks about it.

2019, September, Week 5

Science

  • Inventors and the invention: The Rolling Fluid Turbine - Text about this interesting invention.

World

  • The Unusual Language That Linguists Thought Couldn’t Exist - Article about the Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language, a language that is quite different from the others.

2019, September, Week 4

History

  • The Mysterious Bronze Objects That Have Baffled Archaeologists for Centuries - Article about the roman dodecahedrons, artifacts that archeologists are still trying to understand to this day.

Science

  • The Game That Made Rats Jump for Joy - Article explaining how rats were trained to play hide-and-seek. And they really enjoyed that.

2019, September, Week 3

Science

  • If the moon were 1 pixel: a tediously accurate scale model of the Solar System - Great visual representation of the Solar Space, and all the empty space on it.
  • What happens to your body when you die in space - This text speaks about all the scientific and ethical dilemmas that dying in space creates.


2019, September, Week 1

Life


World

  • How do people learn to cook a poisonous plant safely? - Short text that explains how we learn by trial and error, and by copying others.
  • 184 MPH on a Bicycle - Great video that narrates how the world record in a bicycle was broken.