Astronomers say they’ve found many of the universe’s missing atoms.
Spider genes put a new spin on arachnids’ potent venoms, stunning silks, and surprising history.
A conversation with Tim O'Reilly.
Islam and Economic Performance: Historical and Contemporary Links. New survey article by Timur Kuran, forthcoming in vol. 56 (2018) of the Journal of Economic Literature.
A conversation with Hélène Cixous (in German).
The Coming Software Apocalypse.
Russia’s turbulent century of revolutions, from Lenin to Putin, in less than 2,000 words.
Mata Hari wasn't a cunning spy after all.
An essay on the history of mathematical typography.
Contrary to popular belief there never was a real tulip fever.
How ether transformed surgery.
Of course, China, too, is investing heavily in AI.
A new history of the first peoples in the Americas.
Silicon Valley’s next target for disruption is socks (yes, socks). Some of the hiking models are pretty cool by the way. I want some!