Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Algorithm-assisted art, a serendipitous travel guide, barrel-aged beer and more from the web this week

Astronomers Detect an Unprecedented Glow from the Center of Our Galaxy At the center of our galaxy is the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*. Though it has a history of flickering, it has never glowed like it did in April and May, new research tells us. Twice, both times over the course of four nights, the light around its core glowed at “unprecedented” levels—so much …

Random Access Go’s Mobile Travel Guide

Currently available for five cities (Berlin, Ljubljana, Munich, Tel Aviv and Zurich) and one island (Mallorca), Raaago (by Random Access Studios) is a smart phone-accessible travel guide that promotes serendipity. By selecting one of the six destinations and then goal (from eating and drinking to escaping), users are presented with an option. For lunch in Mallorca, for instance, Raaago suggests Nuru, “a modern and all …