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2017/11/15 — 18:12

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精選奇文

  1. Ever wake up to a numb, dead arm? Here’s what’s happening. (Vox)
    「比鬼責」其實有科學解釋,你的神經線可能被壓住而令你無法動彈,亦有可能是你醒了,但腦部仍在深眠狀態,無法傳遞訊吧至肌肉。

  2. To Boldly Go: The Science Behind Pooping in Space (Mental Floss)
    太空人在太空中大便其實很麻煩,要確保做好安全檢查才可如廁,否則糞便將會在太空艙隨處飄揚。

  3. How the letters of the alphabet got their names (The Economist)
    究竟 H 應該讀 aitch 還是 haitch ?(相關舊文:《「One」為何讀作「溫」?》 )

天下奇文

  1. Scientists investigate how different houses and lifestyles affect which bugs live with us (Phys.org)
    間屋乾淨與否跟屋中昆蟲多樣性無關——但注意研究於美國進行,只供參考用。

  2. What makes a happy song? Chances are it has more seventh chords (Science)
    七和弦可能是世上最令人高興的和弦。

  3. How to sell a country: the booming business of nation branding (The Guardian)
    你覺得「飛龍」代表香港嗎?

  4. Sex toy company admits to recording users' remote sex sessions, calls it a 'minor bug' (The Verge)
    咦?是香港高科技公司啊。

  5. How to Get Rich Playing Video Games Online (The New Yorker)
    網上直播打機已是大生意,連 Amazon 都有染指。

  6. Sentence structure for writers: understanding weight and clarity [extract] (OUP Blog)
    英文寫作,簡潔就是美。(相關舊文:《捨得,才寫得》)

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