The Financial Times has a drink with Michel Houellebecq on the occasion of the opening of an exhibition of his photographs.

I, too, love the smell of old (and new) books. Maybe I should get one of these perfumes.

British and Irish authors share their favourite European novels. An interesting list.

LIGO has detected a second burst of gravitational waves from merging black holes.

Where did strawberries and bananas originate? Check out this map by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.

A surprising new solution to a decades-old combinatorics problem.

A new proof is helping connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world.

Discover the world’s most spectacular climbing routes in 360°-panoramas.

The brain doesn't process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: the brain is not a computer. I couldn't agree more.