Darwin comes to town: How the urban jungle drives evolution. The big meltdown. Boston Dynamics' robot dog can now perform a short dance routine. And Atlas can do Parkour. Repackaging Stoicism for the 21st Century. Shred the Love: The Director's Cut. Interview with Bruno Latour. The world’s strongest MRI machines are pushing human imaging to new limits. Can Optical Illusions fool Artificial Intelligence too? And more.
Charles Taylor on some conditions of a viable democracy. Alaska's permafrost is thawing. An appreciation of Fernando Pessoa. Arthur Schopenhauer the first European Buddhist. Francis Fukuyama still believes in progress. The mysteries of the Russian mindset. Karl Ove Knausgaard by the book. An interview with mathematician and author John Mighton.
Scientists unveil a new inventory of the universe’s dark contents. The finance franchise. How your mind protects you against hallucinations. You are the product. The curious conundrum of Freud’s persistent influence. The LA rag trade. Tim Parks on books we don't understand. The hijacking of the Brillante Virtuoso, a USD 100 million supertanker. Michael Lewis on why the scariest nuclear threat may be coming from inside the White House. How to defeat procrastination. The story of a blue pigment. John Supko on how he taught his computer to write its own music. And more.
A conversation with Christof Koch, whether to walk on the escalator or not, Ben Bernanke on the implications of the zero lower bound, why people prefer unequal societies and some useful heuristics from the analytical philosophy tool kit
Damien Hirst about his upcoming exhibition in Venice, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, a CERN experiment discovers not one, but five new particles, Michel Foucault's work on power (and its corollary freedom) is as relevant today as it was in the 70s and in some cases entropy leads to order.