A nice collection of maps, showing the continuing differenes between the two Germanies, related there is a new paper showing the socialist system in the GDR might have reduced the gender gap in mathematics.

How smart should the President be. I am mildly sceptical of how far we can really research this topic, given the small sample size and bad data quality, but this is a good roundup of what we know.

Natural Selection in Our Species over the last two millenia  great summary of a recent study in science, exploring selection-driven variation in the human genome over the last 2000 years.

Javier Marias is one of the great authors of our time and this is a good interview with him.

We have a new record for “oldest two-faced calf” .