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, February, Week 3

Programming

  • Wat - a humorous take on programming. Short and funny talk.

Science

  • 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 article.
  • 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.
  • Do Not Eat, Touch, Or Even Inhale the Air Around the Manchineel Tree - Meet America’s deadliest tree on this article.

Tech

  • 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 of yours.

World

  • 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.

2019, February, Week 2

Design/UI

  • 7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Updated for 2019) - Part 1 - A guide to visual aesthetics, written by a nerd (Erik D. Kennedy).
  • 7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Updated for 2019) - Part 2 - The second part of Erik D. Kennedy’s guide.
  • 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.

Music


Science

  • 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 this fact.
  • 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.

Tech

  • 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.

Web Development

  • 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.
  • 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.