The LHCb Experiment has discovered the "Humpty Dumpty" particle, predicted by INFN theorists more than 40 years ago.

Slavoj Zizek reviews Blade Runner 2049.

During learning, the brain’s adaptability is limited by its own neural architecture and other hidden constraints.

Research shows that the role of luck in life success is far greater than people realize. People account for risk, but not for luck, which is the flip side of risk. There should be luck managers just as there are risk managers..

"Ironically, the issue of over-research has not been researched much."

Artists with a day job.

Opium and its derivatives have “conquered contemporary America”. “If Marx posited that religion is the opiate of the people, then we  have reached a new, more clarifying moment in the history of the West: Opiates are now the religion of the people.”

Why being a loner may be good for your health.

7 years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster photographer Moises Saman visits the exclusion zone. American author William Vollman also recently visited the radioactive red zone.

The Comme des Garçons Fall 2018 RTW collection features some fabulous over-the-top dresses.

Infectious diseases and tumors show surprising similarity in their long, variable incubation times. Two mathematicians and a biologist think they know why.

The field of artificial intelligence is grappling with a replication crisis, much like the ones that have afflicted psychology, medicine, and other fields over the past decade.

The latest artificial intelligence systems start from zero knowledge of a game and grow to world-beating in a matter of hours. But researchers are struggling to apply these systems beyond the arcade.

The Abel Prize,  one of math’s highest honors, has gone to Robert Langlands. His  namesake program has guided mathematical research for five decades.

A world history timeline showing the rise and fall of empires over the last 5,000 years.

Geert Lovink on distraction and its discontents and the current state of social media.

Review of the latest volume of Marcel Gauchet's The Advent of Democracy Series.

A tour of India’s waste mountain. When I visited India I was astonished by the amount of garbage on the street and the throw-away culture.

Thomas Nagel reviews As If: Idealization and Ideals by Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Should we mourn the death of the humanities?

How Amazon’s bottomless appetite became corporate America’s nightmare.

Interview with Nobel laureate Jean Tirole.

Interview with Bruno Latour about his latest book, Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime.

Review of The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilised World by Jeff Goodell.

Review of Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960–2013 by Philip Roth.