The only difference between us and apes is the size of our brain.
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Today’s news from the world of Awesome Science comes from the University of Tokyo, where a team has been levitating and controlling objects using sound. Here’s the video:
The MoMA’s announcement Friday that New York’s American Folk Art Museum—built for $32 million barely a decade ago—will be a casualty of its latest expansion project has, unsurprisingly, prompted a wave of criticism.
A defense of the late, scolding Tolstoy
The old magician stands before me, alien to all, a solitary traveler through all the deserts of thought, in search of an all-embracing truth which he has not found—I look at him and, although I feel sorry for the loss, I feel pride at having seen the man. -Maxim Gorky, Reminiscences
The literary tastes of dictators are a slightly sordid fascination. Here are the favorite books of a few of our least favorite men.
How Lena Dunham's show went from a coming-of-age story to a comedy of manners
This season of "Girls" can feel less Lena Dunham than Larry David.
The real significance of the new "because"
The real significance of the new "because."
The Golden Globes kick off the Awards Season frenzy.
The New York Times' web redesign dumped the page break—and helped kill off one of the web's most annoying features
Capitalist debauchery: It's the American way
The Great Gatsby was as bad as films come, and a forlorn quagmire for DiCaprio. Now he is redeemed with The Wolf of Wall Street.