The American Museum of Natural History has produced a handy video map of the entire known universe, all to scale. Hypnotically fascinating (it’s a reminder, for one thing, that over big distances, space travel and time travel are the same thing). And totally safe for work, unless you’re part of that advance team for the invasion from Betelgeuse.
More than 1,000 years ago, Mesoamerican societies conducted one of history’s most interesting experiments in commodity money.
Many were expecting extremism survivor and free speech advocate Salman Rushdie to take home the Nobel Prize in Literature, but Annie Ernaux beat him to it.
Einstein always loses in the quantum realm.
Questioning isn’t just a way to get the right answer — it’s also a means for sustaining relationships and creative thinking.