How do we recognise the danger and appreciate the opportunities offered by modern technology? Addressing young women graduating from a prestigious school in the Washington, current American Chief Justice, John Roberts, warned that artificial intelligence and big data can alter the way
Smartphones are an integral part of our lives, allowing us to stay always connected. The downside of that convenience is that many of us are also addicted to the constant pings, chimes, vibrations and other alerts from our devices, unable to ignore new emails, texts and images.
Leading physicist and Italian author Carlo Rovelli, has authored a fascinating book, The Order of Time. It is about the history of our understanding of time.
It’s surprising how easy it is to brush off dire existential threats. We remain, for example, unprepared for the next pandemic flu, though experts warn it’s only a matter of time before a new strain capable of killing millions will emerge.
Some questions for this Valentine’s Day: Why do relations between the sexes, at least in public rhetoric, seem so fraught these days? Why are the political views of educated women turning against the president, relative to his male supporters?
The biggest battles in human history have been fought ostensibly to protect the ideal of liberty. Humankind seeks nothing more than to liberate itself from shackles — physical, social, cultural as well as emotional. The desire to be free is ingrained in human psyche since birth.
Colour is, perhaps, the rainbow synthesis of our lives. There’s also a paradox — although we are incessantly fascinated by different colours, hues and tints, we do not always think of their power. We do not also sometimes notice the colours around us.
If we want to know how the universe works, we have to ask! It means to theorise an idea and to test it, via thorough experiments, observations, and measurements.
This world is a perennial playground of darkness and light.