An interview with Neill Blomkamp where he explains the idea behind Rakka, and the business model he is working with. The Verge has a number of other interviews with Blomkamp linked from here.
Ed West explains why he would like another shot at Brexit [paywall].
Tyler Cowen seems to share some of my suspicions regarding the real ability of robots to put us all out of work.
The spread of citrus was a slow affair. It took 2200 years before the major varieties we enjoy today were spread out of their places of origin.
A wealth of data on getting a PhD.
Reihan Salam points us to two interesting takes on the US economy.
First, the standard view, that we make more stuff with fewer people.
Second, a contrary view that this isn't really true because of the way we count the 'stuff' inside microchips.
One of the joys of following a Habsburg on Twitter is seeing things like this:
This is an interesting chart, but for me, the most interesting thing is that it isn't data; it is a model. The bars are computed based on a methodology that estimates deaths, not actually counting.
Razib Khan writes in India Today about new genetics results that demonstrate there really was an Aryan invasion of India.
I love ways of accurately showing data in more than two dimensions at a time.