Steven Weinberg on the trouble with quantum mechanics.

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder.

Excerpt from The Upstarts, the new book by Brad Stone about Uber and Airbnb.

Scientists finally figured out why whales leap into the air.

Neuroscience Needs Behavior: Correcting a Reductionist Bias. Interesting paper by John Krakauer et al. I couldn't agree more.

Nature makes chance, humans make luck.

How does life turn asymmetric?

I didn't know that early in his career Gerhard Richter experimented with cartoon drawings.

Interesting essay by James Gleick about Arrival. I haven't seen the film yet.

Another interesting essay about the alien languages depicted in Arrival and the science on which they are based.

What would books look like if they were reimagined as buildings? More from the Laboratory of Literary Architecture.

Karl Ove Knausgaard has lunch with the Financial Times.