- Turnabout is fair play – "This is so wonderfully, evilly devious. Superficially, it seems to support creationist methods—but what it actually is is a grand reductio ad absurdam."
- Google’s Business Model – Who is the customer and what is the product? (via @daringfireball)
- Björk: ‘Manchester is the prototype’ – "Biophilia is the Icelandic singer's new project – the word means 'love of living things' – and promises to push the envelope so far you'll need the Hubble telescope to see it."
- Christchurch earthquake – Shocking stuff, made all the more real by the great images.
- Why Last Week’s Solar Storm Was a Dud – "If the plasma’s magnetic field is parallel to the Earth’s, the incoming charged particles are effectively blocked from entering Earth’s magnetosphere. An identical flare with a perpendicular magnetic field would have triggered a much stronger storm."
- Pope merchandise – "The pope is visiting the UK soon, and the merchandise is already on sale, but it's rubbish. This week's challenge is to show the Vatican what they should be selling to mark the occasion. God will be delighted." (via @bengoldacre)
- The Creativity Crisis – "The age-old belief that the arts have a special claim to creativity is unfounded." It's always bugged me when people refer to 'the creatives' when talking about designers or artists. This is why! But back to the article… it's interesting that you can "teach" or at least encourage creativity.