A star "only" 190 light-years away is about 14.5 billion years old making it about the same age as the universe.
PhD neuroscience grad Greg Dunn makes beautiful neuron inspired art.
An interview with Marshall Brown, a former professor of mine from IIT. His urbanism class was fantastic. It reminded me of my psych undergrad just making you skeptical of everything.
Natural gas is so cheap in the US that we need to export it. Granted that's not entirely legal yet.
Nice graphic of population density in the US.
A TED talk on data for international school performance, a tad dry but very good.