Excellent critical essay by Tim Crane on Wittgenstein, his philosophy and his life.

A new, longitudinal, study suggests that chocolate consumption is associated with better cognitive function.

The American philosopher Hilary Putnam has passed away aged 89. A brief introduction to his work.

A new replication study calls into question the ego depletion effect, the idea that willpower is a limited resource.

I, too, try not to be pedantic about conditionals.

How Snapchat built a business. Excellent reporting.

Mathematics meets music. Three researchers attempt to bring some rigour to the math of melody.

The 2016 Abel Prize goes to Andrew Wiles, whose proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem opened a new  era in number theory. If you haven't read or seen it yet, I can highly  recommend both the book and the documentary by Simon Singh on Fermat's  Last Theorem.

"I don’t know why people expect art to make sense. They accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense." – David Lynch

“The more a person knows, the more things have gone wrong.” — Umberto Eco