Forget the shortest route across a city. A new algorithm finds the most beautiful route. I look forward to the app.

Why do we have blood types? Carl Zimmer investigates.

Nominations for the Lead Awards 2014, Germany's foremost photography and media awards.

The idea of applying mathematical and computational tools to literature goes back at least to the 19th century.

A brief history of the High Five and the life of the man who stood at its origin. Yes, like everything the high five too has a history and an origin.

Researchers have discovered the mechanism by which sandstone arches are formed.

The Many Poses of Marcel Marceau. Mave Fellowes on mime’s brief spell in the mainstream.

Seven reasons not to write novels and one reason to write them by Javier Marías.

Getting better, but not out of the woods yet, not by a long way. Edward Hugh on the state of the Spanish economy.

Profile of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in The New Yorker.

Jeff Koons employs 128 people at his studio. That's more than many middle-sized companies.

Junot Díaz has lunch with the Financial Times.