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The repeal of the Open Internet Rules in America spells opportunity for other regions
Here's why it has been integral to love, war and trade since ancient times.
A simple, non-technical starter pack for understanding the new lines of fire in the electronic battlefield
Slobodan Praljak’s public suicide at the Hague denying war crime charges, and Uncle Sam’s bad signals for net neutrality
X marks the spot as private players seek nationhood and kingdoms on earth and in space.
How Padmavati’s trailer overtook the main feature, and the cop-out in Zimbabwean coup reporting
Market whispers coexist with legitimate coverage of the markets, and media faces a similar problem — consumers have to differentiate between credible coverage and incredible claims.
A paper on quantum complexity pulls the plug on seductive theories about supercomputers simulating parallel universes.
North India reels as smog doesn’t quite get state borders and what’s thrown a spanner in the creative wheels of Twitter
The New York Times has taken a loaded step, opening a door to the Dark Web, the part of the internet which is not visible to search engines and can only be accessed through the Tor anonymising network.
One doctor’s journey to producing the world’s biggest scientific study of the human mind during clinical death.
Rahul Gandhi finds his voice and Twitter expands on his Gabbar Singh Tax jibe while a thesis brings down Cambridge University’s repository website
A lively introduction to the most disturbing questions of the modern world
After Einstein's prediction and LIGO's detection, 16-nation European Southern Observatory announces first direct visual identification of the source of a gravitational wave.
The physics Nobel goes to Ligo, but science fiction is the real star
The Talwars were constant story-bait for the same media which didn’t seem as proactive in covering Congress’ press conference on Jay Shah recently
Race remains a crucial context to the US gun violence narrative and how Kazuo Ishiguro has a pale view of the fake news world
The Nobel Committee corrects course — chooses a Japan-born Briton who, despite not being Murakami, has long been considered adequately worthy of the Award.
Swedish Academy makes amends for 2016 ‘miss’, recognises Laureates’ ‘decisive contributions to Ligo detector and the observation of gravitational waves’ — a vindication of Einstein’s prediction, and the biggest thing in physics since the discovery of Higgs boson.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2017 has gone to three American scientists for the discovery of the molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythms, the biological clock that anticipates day/night cycles to optimise the physiology and behaviour of organisms.
The importance of reading historical texts and why revisionists attempt to change history.
Media houses sometimes bury the news before its time, and Wittgenstein is telling you to pull the plug on the TV.
One newsman mistakenly appropriates a slice-of-life of another, and POTUS takes on the wrong ’Un
For language and literature to thrive in a diaspora, there needs to be a guardian angel to champion its cause.
Author Nayantara Sahgal imagines an India that is being bludgeoned into a monoculture in her new work. It is a story, she says, about the present.
The landscape of unfreedom is familiar, but Nayantara Sahgal’s latest work builds on that to offer an older, grimmer world
The government guns for development with the bullet train and why it’s time to sharpen those ‘little grey cells’
Gauri Lankesh’s assassination is another brazen attempt to bleed the press pen dry
The fictional addresses of London have become institutions unto themselves.
Rough ride at the courts for gurudom as Gurmeet Singh is convicted of rape, the latest in a list of babas undone by their sex lives
Chess champion Garry Kasparov’s unique account of man-machine contests, including that of his clash with IBM’s Deep Blue, and, why he finds machine chess ugly and unsettling.
Modern technology has created robots which are smart enough for scientists to fear if they can outsmart humans.
Clampdowns on websites that freeze frame the internet and how the Queen can still rock you with her wine routine
Bots with creative language skills have seized the popular imagination. They have also rekindled anxieties about a robocalypse
The incident at Facebook’s lab does not foreshadow a botmageddon but it freaked out the press, exposing a contradiction at the heart of artificial intelligence research.
Good science communicators are essential to great nations. Yashpal was one such, a rarity in India