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Sunday, Jan 19, 2020

Science fiction

Jan 04, 2020 19:42
Interstellar travel, sentient robots, and supercomputers... on writer Isaac Asimov’s birth centenary, a look back at his legacy read more
Dec 24, 2019 16:18
In a candid chat, Zayn, Wasim and Nazim, the three founders of Youtube channel Round2hell, tell us about their viral videos, how they create their content and their most challenging video yet in the new series, Cyber Heroes. read more
Dec 09, 2019 18:29
Move over Isaac Asimov and HG Wells — it’s time you picked up the layered feminist science fiction of Joanna Russ, or the socially conscious speculative works of Octavia E Butler and PD James, the dystopia imagined by Margaret Atwood and Mary Shelley’s... read more
Oct 25, 2019 20:27
As a new Terminator film arrives in India next month, here’s why time travel, with its suspenseful blind corners, is such a successful trope read more
Oct 15, 2019 08:24
Margaret Atwood, 79, is the oldest-ever Booker winner. Bernardine Evaristo, who is of Anglo-Nigerian heritage, is the first black woman to take the trophy. She has published seven previous books. read more
Sep 06, 2019 22:56
Today’s authors are criticising the questionable heroes of the past. It is a reflection of what’s happening in the world read more
Aug 02, 2019 08:41
Facebook-backed researchers have managed to translate brain signals into spoken words, bringing the social network’s vision of linking brains and machines closer to reality. read more
Jul 12, 2019 17:50
From bird-pulled contraptions to hot-air balloons, a look at the pseudoscience and wild imagination that populated lunar sci-fi until the mid-19th century. read more
Mar 27, 2019 16:19
Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun tapped into their own brainpower to make it possible for machines to learn like humans, a breakthrough now commonly known as “artificial intelligence,” or AI. read more
Feb 17, 2019 11:58
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi’s latest book There’s a Monster Under My Bed! is not just another addition to children literature. It’s a book that will help kids and their parents deal with childhood fears before they transmute. And she also talks about FOMO and... read more
Feb 10, 2019 00:30
Supported by the Ambernath Municipal Council (AMC), locals are crowdsourcing books and setting up reading centres at strategic points, all for free. read more
Jan 01, 2019 07:11
Some of us have always lived in dystopias. Inclusiveness, empathy and hope are the brickwork of the future. read more
Nov 16, 2018 13:32
Quite unlike stories set in the city, The Town That Laughed promises to make you hear the cackle of the old grandmother and the lone bicycle bell getting louder as its approaches read more
Nov 08, 2018 15:34
The decision of the Nobel Prize committee to recognise William Nordhaus is welcome since it focuses attention on practical solutions to global warming read more
Oct 26, 2018 17:02
In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, NASA has named 21 constellations after present day mythical heroes and objects. From The Hulk to Doctor Who’s TARDIS, Godzilla to Thor’s hammer Mjolnir, and Albert Einstein... read more