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.
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
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.
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.
How To Be More Productive by Working Less - As
Mark Manson’s text explains why working more hours
doesn’t implies on creating more.
How to Write a Git Commit Message - This text exposes
seven simple rules to create great Git commit messages.
Less Tweeting, More Doing - This text talks about
how fruitless words can be if no action follows.
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.
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.
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.
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
Why Are So Many Monsters Hybrids? -
The Nautilus article explores the captivating
horror of category violation.
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.
Dark Patterns.org - Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps
that make you buy or sign up for things that you didn’t mean to. The purpose
of this site is to spread awareness and to shame
companies that use them.
Don’t Pursue Programming if You Aren’t Passionate About It - Like
this article discusses about, don’t
pursue programming if you don’t really like it.
Four Column ASCII - This article shows why it’s interesting
to visualize the ASCII table in divisions of 32.
The Good-Enough Life - The desire for greatness can be an obstacle to our
own potential. Great article.
How insects like bumblebees do so much with tiny brains - It is tempting
to assume that animals need large brains to perform complicated tasks, but
the immense skills of some insects and worms suggest small brains are
surprisingly powerful. Great text from BBC.
How Meal Timings affect your waistline - This report
discusses how meal timing can be as important as the meal content itself.
How Special Paint On The Hood Of The World War II Jeep Protected Soldiers’ Lives -
Interesting article talking about a very special
paint that was used during World War II.
List of eponymous laws - Wikipedia list of
laws and principles named after a person.
The Mother of All Demos, presented by Douglas Engelbart (1968) - As stated
on the video’s description,
The Mother of All Demos is a name given retrospectively to Douglas Engelbart’s
December 9, 1968, demonstration of experimental computer technologies that are
now commonplace. The live demonstration featured the introduction of the
computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, hypertext, word
processing, hypermedia, object addressing and dynamic file linking,
bootstrapping, and a collaborative real-time editor.
The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say - Over the years,
scientists have come up with a lot of ideas about why we sleep.
This New York Times article discusses about
Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals -
This text brings information on a new phase of matter.
Looked kinda abstract for me, but an interesting read anyway.
Successful male contraceptive gel trial brings new form of birth control closer -
This text reports about the advances on the
creation of a male contraceptive.
A Visual and Interactive Guide to the Basics of Neural Networks -
The first part of a simple to grasp guide to Neural Networks.
A Visual And Interactive Look at Basic Neural Network Math -
The second part of a simple to grasp guide to Neural Networks.
What Is the Oldest Computer Program Still in Use?: you’ll probably be surprised by the answer. - At least I was surprised by the answer that
this article brought.
Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period” - Great
text on why we have the best ideas while we are on the shower.
Yes, There Have Been Aliens - Are there any aliens nowadays? We’re not
really sure. But this text explains that, at least in
the past, there are strong evidences that they existed.
Ant species cultivates coffee for accommodation - Scientists on the
island of Fiji have discovered a type of ant that plants, fertilizes and
guards its own coffee crops. More on that discovery is shown on the
Could an astronaut’s corpse bring new life to another world? -
This article from Astronomy
talks about the possibility of a corpse of a dead astronaut to bring life to
a new world.
Creating distraction-free reading experiences -
Adrian Zumbrunnen’s reflections
on how to create pages on which the content is the main attraction and is
treated with due respect.
CSS Reference.io - Learn by example - It’s a
free visual guide to CSS. It features the most
popular properties, and explains them with illustrated and animated examples.
Do Not Eat, Touch, Or Even Inhale the Air Around the Manchineel Tree -
Meet America’s deadliest tree on this article.
Evidence that birds sleep in mid-flight - Many birds fly non-stop for days
or longer, but do they sleep in flight and if so, how?
This Nature’s scientific article discuss about
Five Things You Notice When You Quit the News - Interesting
article pointing out that following the news doesn’t
necessarily makes you a better citizen and could be taking some precious time
Google teaches “AIs” to invent their own crypto and avoid eavesdropping -
Ars Technica’s 2016 article
talking about Google Brain’s creation of two AIs that managed to create a
cryptographic algorithm good enough to protect their exchange of messages from
a third AI.
It’s Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified - It’s an
article from 2017, but still is pretty new,
comparing to other organ discoveries.
Sweden’s six-hour working day is ‘too expensive’ and could be scrapped -
This article describes the results of a 2-year
pilot of a 6-hour working day experiment.
Ten CSS One-Liners to Replace Native Apps - Proving the functionality of
CSS Multi-column Layout and CSS Figures, Håkon Wium Lie, the CSS proposer back
in 1994, shows 10 CSS one-liners that try to replicate
some of the common designs that are seen on native apps.
The triumphant rediscovery of the biggest bee on Earth - Ars Technica’s
article on the rediscovery of the Wallace’s Giant Bee
Wat - a humorous take on programming. Short and funny talk.
What Do My Testicles Do All Day? - If you ever wondered about this…
Well, this post has the answer.
Which Language Uses the Most Sounds? Click 5 Times for the Answer - The
New York Times’ article talking about the
peculiarities of the Taa language.
You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much. - The human brain reaches its
adult volume by age 10, but is it really finished? This article
talks about this.