Pocket reading list : Week 3.1 of March.

10 Years Over the Red Planet : Space images never cease to amaze me. And the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been sending back amazing images for about 10 years apparently. I mean, they're not just pretty images, there's some awesome science underneath as well but hey, let's start somewhere. This is article by the Bad Astronomer concise overview of what all the MRO has seen over the last 10 years.

VLA Shows Earliest Stages of Planet Formation : One more astronomy news until the next time. One of the theories of solar system formation is that the proto-planetary disk (a dusty disk of material) that surrounds a young star will start forming clumps which will eventually condense enough to form planets. And the Very Large Array (a lot of telescopes which work together to form one very big telescope) observed something like what I described earlier. Read on if you want to know more about where we come from.

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016 Results : If you have written code, no matter what language it was in, now matter how long the code was, you would've come across Stack Overflow, the mecca for any and every programmer. Think of this as the state of affairs for programmers.

How Segregation Destroys Black Wealth : A brilliant article on how the blacks in America are still being treated unequally, in this case by real estate agents who prevent well-to-do blacks from moving into good (read white) neighborhoods with proper schools. An eye-opener, to say the least.

Why the German language has so many great words : This is awesome! Language has always interested me but I never bothered putting in any effort to learn new and interesting ones. This article talks about the etymology behind some long (and awesome) German words.

PS : Sorry but I'm doing a terrible job at conveying how good the articles really are but hey, hopefully I'll get better one of these days.

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