February 2021 Articles


I’m thinking of changing my monthly archive title to What I Read in *insert Month* but before such change can happen, I must focus on writing more consistently. No use in having a title without a post, right?

If you haven’t, do check out my review on Flynn Meaney’s Bad Habits. It’s my first time taking part in a blog tour and I have to say I did better than I expected I would. A longer post may be required to encapsulate my thoughts and perhaps, I need more experience as well.

Without further ado, here are the articles I read this month:

Mount Everest is more than two feet taller, China and Nepal announce (National Geographic)

Am I really interested in knowing Mount Everest’s height? Am I planning to visit it? Does it have any significance in my life? The answer to all these questions is a resounding no. How geographers or surveyors measure it is what I deem noteworthy here. It has satisfied my curiosity and sparked others like how fast do mountains in other countries or even planets grow.

Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity? (Science News)

It is fascinating to know how people value privacy and reject the idea of manipulation when they casually air their dirty laundry in different social media platforms and allow their behaviors to be influenced by what programs and advertisements they watch. Ethics may play as a gatekeeper in scientific advancement but given that it is subject to change, I don’t find it particularly reliable.

Nearly 11 Million Names of Earthlings are on Mars Perseverance (NASA)

This article explains NASA’s vision in collecting Earthling Names and sending them to Mars and the technology that made it happen. I share the dream of being an astronaut with the guys in The Big Bang Theory and although I have long accepted that space exploration is not something I can attain in my lifetime, having my name in one of Perseverance’s silicon chips is enough.

I have another book scheduled for a review in March so if you find this February Archive bland, you can look forward to that. Ciao.


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