Ben Bernanke on why real interest rates are low throughout the industrialized world and the United States. And Bernanke takes a critical look at Larry Summers’ secular stagnation hypothesis.

I loved the Givenchy Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection.. The face jewelry was quite spectacular. I also quite liked the Fall 2015 RTW collection by John Galliano for Maison Margiela.

Just discovered this ultrashort story by David Foster Wallace: Incarnations of Burned Children.

If you haven't heard of CRISPR yet you should familiarize yourself, it's one of today's biggest underreported stories. A good primer.

John Nash and Louis Nirenberg share the Abel Prize.

"The fact that I spend most of my time so stupidly only makes it more important not to waste any here."

Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.

Gerhard Richter talks about the art market bubble. "Der ganze Markt für Kunst ist so hoffnungslos überzogen."

Interview with Rem Koolhaas. "There’s been very little rethinking of what cities can be."

On the trail of a mysterious connection between number theory, algebra and string theory.

Excellent essay by Yuval Noah Harari. "Terrorists don’t think like army generals; they think like theatre producers."

The Cheater's Guide to Love. Short story from 2012 by Junot Díaz also included in This Is How You Lose Her.

Why I prefer CDs or lossless. Music made from the audio stripped out of an MP3.

Part 2 of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s passage through America.

Interesting series of articles on creative AI and computational creativity.

Abhijit Banerjee on what we have learned in the past two decades about microcredit and what we still need to know.

7 randomized evaluations from around the world show that microcredit does not have a transformative impact on poverty.

French street artist Charles Leval aka Levalet has updated his site with new work he's created in 2015.

Interesting article about French mathematician and Fields medalist Cedric Villani and his new book Birth of a Theorem.

Recycling oil barrels around the world.

A wise person once said: "Hardware eventually fails. Software eventually works."