2019, October

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It’s the year 2038–here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future - Interesting imaginative exercise on how we’ll be eating in 2038.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When “easy mode” isn’t enough: An analysis of unclear lessons in video games - Detailed analysis answers why even classics like Super Mario Bros. can confuse.