Singularity by Marie Howe written in memory of Stephen Hawking after he passed this year, shared on brainpickings.org
Matt Pentz discusses the life and career of Sigi Schmid. (Subscription required, which I highly recommend if you’re a sports fan.)
Google has a Santa tracker. It’s nice to see them doing their part to help us track his whereabouts and not simply leaving it in the hands of NORAD.
The Unsuitability of English. “And I stressed that English doesn’t deserve its role, linguistically: In many ways it is a terrible choice for a world language.”