Author: dp2019

The Fault in Our Forecasts

Susan Hough at Asterisk: The reality is that earthquake prediction is hard. “Neither the USGS…

As the World Turns: Friday April 26, 2024

News, Views of Interest That You Might Have Missed… ‘UFO’ over NYC baffles passenger flying…

An AI Deal as a Diplomatic Weapon

A relatively small deal — by Microsoft’s standards, anyway — is leading to big geopolitical…

Editorial Cartoons on GAZA War

Editorial cartoons on war in Gaza from news organizations. Here are six of them selected…

The Biryani ‘King’ of London

Originally from Lahore, Ustad Zafar Pahalwan moved to London in the 90s and put his…

“A Passage to India” on Its 100th Birthday

THIS YEAR marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of E. M. Forster’s A Passage to…

Afghanistan: Broad Strokes and Canvases

Irshad Salim: Over the years, paints, brushes, the pellet knife and canvases substituted my textual…

How I Lost and Found My Scientific Creativity

In my new job, I tried to heed this epiphany. I made a point to…

The Theory of Mind That Says Artificial Intelligence is Possible

by Tim Sommers in 3 Quarks Daily: Does your dog feel pain? Or your cat?…

Scientists Will Never Find a Copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the Brain

Because your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your…

US Media Is Collapsing, Here’s How to Save It

Mass layoffs are tearing through US media. To preserve a functioning media ecosystem, we need…

“India is (not) going back into the background anymore. It has arrived.”

Modi’s economy also offers a ‘real alternative’ to China Excerpt of analysis by Diksha Madhok…