Is the night sky darkest in the direction opposite the Sun? No. The Gegenschein Over Chile.

xkcd nails it. I couldn't agree more. Trying to take a picture of something makes me pay more attention to it.

Heat map of the world's most photographed sites based on the number of panoramio photos.

Always go for the bigger pizza. Just do the math.

The New York Times reviews the Dover Street Market New York.

This blogpost by an English professor who has been declared redundant reminded me of Stoner by John Williams.

Some good advice on getting things done.

Interesting critical article on the U.S. shale oil boom. Costs are rising, yields are declining.

Interesting brief article by Robert D. Kaplan on why there is so much anarchy in the world right now.

The Economist on advances in automation and the future of jobs.

Amazingly, overdosing is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S..

Interview with "data rock star" Hans Rosling in the Financial Times.

Amazon has gained a patent on anticipatory shipping, a method to start delivering packages before customers click buy.

Artists are at the avant-garde of the labor market: they are self-employed, work long, irregular hours and are generally underpaid.

Die Funktion von Kunst besteht für mich darin, die Wirklichkeit unmöglich zu machen. - Heiner Müller