Bloomberg special issue on the periodic table and the elements.

Excerpt from The Understory by Robert Macfarlane.

Machine behaviour. And an interview with Iyad Rahwan, director of the the Center for Humans and Machines at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, who coined the term Machine behaviour.

A day in the life of a tree.

Review of The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard.

The insect 'apocalypse' in the U.S. is driven by a 50x increase in toxic pesticides.

Dark-energy mapper will reconstruct 11 billion years of cosmic history.

If Sapiens were a blog post. Useful summary if you've read the book.

J.M Coetzee on Australia’s shame, i.e. the camps where asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat are detained.