Dani Rodrik on the fatal flaw of neoliberalism (it's bad economics). Physics has demoted mass. An astonishing video shows CRISPR editing DNA in real time. There's more to Edvard Munch than The Scream. In Antarctica, two crucial glaciers accelerate toward the sea. Operation Icebridge. Another review of Twin Peaks: The Return. Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump's America. Nietzsche's musings on his lost umbrella raises deeper philosophical questions. T.J. Clark on the art of the Russian Revolution. Tim Gowers on the pros and cons of formal peer review.
Dutch Masters from the Hermitage is a phenomenal exhibition and a rare chance to see some treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
Astronomers say they’ve found many of the universe’s missing atoms. Untangling spider biology. A conversation with Tim O'Reilly. Islam and Economic Performance: Historical and Contemporary Links. New survey article by Timur Kuran. A conversation with Hélène Cixous. Life after mercury poisoning. The Coming Software Apocalypse. Mata Hari wasn't a cunning spy after all. The history of mathematical typography. There never was a real tulip fever. How ether transformed surgery. A new history of the first peoples in the Americas. Disrupting socks manufacturing.
Love this cut-up collage of magazines, postcards and vintage film.
Etre moderne: Le MoMA à Paris is an uneven but ultimately awesome exhibition and a great opportunity to see some excellent works of art and design.