A new theory may explain the success of deep learning.

How do you make an AI curious?

Suketu Mehta on the reasons people migrate to the West: "We are the creditors."

Seven days of heroin. This is what an epidemic looks like. The Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and  videographers into their communities to document the heroin epidemic ravaging the US. I have to admit that I'm astonished by the sudden rise of heroin addiction. I remember it as being something of the 80s.

How many infinities are out there?

On the semiotics of emoji.

An interview with philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Ghost malls across the US. Photographs by Matthew Newton.

Excerpt from The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy. By the way, trucks in North America look different from European trucks. Seeing these trucks in my rear view mirror or at a gas station is an essential part of the feeling of being on a road trip through the US.

A conversation with John Cleese.