Rem Koolhaas talks about the new Fondazione Prada museum and the danger of turning cities into historical Disneylands.

A fascinating quantitative analysis shows the evolution of American popular music between 1960–2010.

Photographs of the earthquake devastation in Nepal.

Dolphins are almost certainly smart enough to use language, but if they do, we are not smart enough to understand it.

Ignorance is bliss. Recent studies suggest that the reverse is also true: smart people worry more.

Ben Bernanke on why interest rates are so low and the role of the declining term premium.

A gallery of unforgettable Hubble Space Telescope photos.

Intriguing essay by Peter Pomerantsev on information-psychological war. I'm afraid we'll see more of this in the future.

Scientists try to answer why Dutch people are so tall. I'm 1.99 meter tall. There are more and more people in the Netherlands, both men and women, who are about as tall as I am.

What will happen to Las Vegas if current trends (water consumption, climate change, etc.) are extrapolated?

Der Spiegel interview with Slavoj Zizek: "The greatest threat to Europe is its inertia."

Don't wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.

Just because you’ve lost your way doesn’t mean you're lost forever.