Tom Vanderbilt on how to choose wisely. I ignore the reviews by people who have only posted one review, or at least I try to, because they may register unconsciously.

Exploring the future of Himalayan glaciers. If you've got the time, do watch the documentary about the research, it's highly informative.

Stories and cosmogonies: Imagining creativity beyond "Nature" and "Culture".

Claude Shannon and the nature of information.

Henry Marsh and Stephen Westaby on What makes a great surgeon?

Killing goats to save tortoises on the Galápagos Islands. As I like to say, things are never as simple as you think.

The prehistory of cryptocurrencies.

Our own genetic prehistory.

The hidden memories of plants.

Breathtaking photos from the Cassini mission. Cassini was the fourth space probe to visit Saturn and the first to  enter its orbit. The craft was named after astronomers Giovanni Cassini and Christiaan Huygens.

The case against civilization. Did our hunter-gatherer ancestors have it better? I would put far greater weight on advances in medicine than on politics and economics.

Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving. I would still consider this speculative.

30 Days timelapse at sea.