Steve Mithen reviews Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich, which I'm eager to read (I'll wait for the paperback though).

Interview with the always interesting Jürgen Habermas.

Machine learning confronts the elephant in the room.

Scientists have discovered a new kind of neuron that is present in people but seems to be missing in mice.

Profile of and interview with Rick Owens by John Jeremiah Sullivan.

A new way to capture the brain’s electrical symphony.

Andy Warhol's photography archive is now available online. It contains over 130,000 photographs.

Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit.

Review of an exhibition and three new books by William Eggleston, one of my favourite photographers.

The story of the plastic bag. Interesting to read that there once was resistance against the use of plastic bags.

A new AI strategy mimics how brains learn to smell.

Glad to have science on my side when it comes to neglecting my garden. An alternative urban green carpet "Lawns exact environmental and economic costs, and given the  environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it is time to consider new alternative “lawnscapes” in urban planning as beneficial  and sustainable alternatives."

Brief introduction to Bertrand Russell, his life and his work.