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, June, Week 1

Science

  • Ditch the GPS. It’s ruining your brain. - Interesting text on how our day to day GPS using may be spoiling us.

Self-Improvement

  • Never Underestimate The Impact Of A Single Rotten Apple - A single lazy person in a team can have a big impact on it, as this text states. I think we all have experienced something similar during our work career.

World

  • Organic Farming, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Ant-Processed Coffee - By observing the nature do its thing, a coffee grower discovered an interesting new product. This text talks about it.
  • Too Many People Want to Travel - The Atlantic’s article on the perils of overtourism, which has led to environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the immiseration and pricing-out of locals in many places.

2019, May, Week 5

History

  • The curious origins of the dollar symbol - A BBC text unveiling the likely origins of the dollar symbol.

Self-Improvement


2019, May, Week 4

Food

  • Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat - Engadged’s article on the creator of the Impossible’s burger, a meat paddy that is entirely vegetarian and that its enthusiasts says it tastes just like meat.

Nature

  • Plants Complain to Their Friends When the Neighborhood Gets Too Crowded - Interesting article talking about how plants can communicate by sending chemical signals through the soil.

2019, May, Week 3

Science

  • A Bizarre Form of Water May Exist All Over the Universe - This Wired article talks about the findings that confirmed the existence of superionic ice.
  • Ice - Phases - Related to the Wired article, this Wikipedia article talks about all the existing ice phases.

Technology

  • Here’s Why Automakers Don’t Advertise How Long It Takes To Fully Charge An Electric Car - there’s a very interesting reason for that. Jalopnik explains about this.

World

  • Table for one: how eating alone is radically changing our diets - there are many consequences that inadvertently happen due to frequently dining solo. This The Guardian text discusses about this.

2019, May, Week 2

Science

  • What is neurogastronomy? - Interesting text that talks about how we eat not only with our mouth, but also with our eyes, nose, hands and brain.
  • Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions - Wired text on how the recent discoveries about moon dust could cause trouble to future moon exploration.

World

  • Florida beer used butterflies in the brewing process - First Magnitude Brewing brewed a beer with yeast extracted from a butterfly. More about that on Tampa Bay Times‘s article.

2019, May, Week 1

History

  • The unlikely origins of USB, the port that changed everything - Interesting interview with the key players of the USB creation.

World

  • On the Hunt for the World’s Rarest Pasta - This article talks about the journey that it takes to get the chance to taste su filindeu, the rarest pasta in the world.

2019, April, Week 4

World

  • How Do Japanese Dump Trash? Let Us Count the Myriad Ways - You’ll be surprised by how much effort that Japan citizens dedicate to proper trash sorting. This New York Times article gives us a glimpse on that.
  • Death by PowerPoint: the slide that killed seven people - This text shows the importance of proper communication — no matter the media you’re using to communicate.

2019, April, Week 3

Programming

  • How to Write a Git Commit Message - This text exposes seven simple rules to create great Git commit messages.

Self-Improvement

  • Less Tweeting, More Doing - This text talks about how fruitless words can be if no action follows.

2019, April, Week 2

Science

  • These Hawaiian Stick Spiders Have a Profound Case of Evolutionary Déjà Vu - as this article reports, geographically separated groups of spiders evolved to the same three ecological types.
  • Why Are So Many Monsters Hybrids? - The Nautilus article explores the captivating horror of category violation.

World

  • The Case for Rooms - interesting CityLab article discussing on why closed floor plans may make more sense in the present world than open floor plans.

2019, April, Week 1

Culture

  • Why You Should Stop Reading News: We spend hours consuming news because we want to be well informed. But is that time well spent? This very interesting text Farnam Street text discusses about it.

History

  • 10 Letters We Dropped from the Alphabet: the video below shows 10 letters that used to be used, but didn’t quite stand the test of time.

Science

  • Meet your long-lost distant cousin, Homo luzonensis - Ars Technica’s text about the newly discovered species that may be related to the “hobbit,” Homo floresiensis.
  • What I learned by living without artificial light - Linda Geddes decided to live for weeks in only candlelight – no bulbs, no screens. This BBC article shows her findings about this.

Self-Improvement

  • How To Be More Productive by Working Less - As Mark Manson’s text explains why working more hours doesn’t implies on creating more.