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29/04/2017 - 12:39
We were Methodists and I’d never heard this sort of prediction. But to my grade-school mind, the evidence seemed ironclad, the case closed...
24/04/2017 - 12:44
Over the past 20 years – from Khaled Kelkal, a leader of a plot to bomb Paris trains in 1995, to the Bataclan killers of 2015 –...
16/04/2017 - 12:10
Somewhere along the way, though, things went wrong. My protagonist became Generic Old Man: crabby, computer illiterate, grieving for his...
09/04/2017 - 17:15
I. RUNNING AMOK It was just a friendly little argument about the fate of humanity. Demis Hassabis, a leading creator of advanced...
02/04/2017 - 15:07
Our shoddy thinking about the brain has deep historical roots, but the invention of computers in the 1940s got us especially confused. For...
25/03/2017 - 20:15
Of course, plenty of thoughtful people argue that the Earth alone contains too much pain and suffering to be the work of a good God. But...
20/03/2017 - 12:24
Ninety-five years on, the sentiments expressed by Palestinian politician Jamal al-Husseini in his 1922 article in Arab newspaper Al-Sabah...
12/03/2017 - 16:07
They settled in a small resort town, emptied by the war but beginning to fill again with refugees, mostly foreign Jews. In the summer of...
04/03/2017 - 13:32
As I was growing up in England in the latter half of the 20th century, the concept of intelligence loomed large. It was aspired to, debated...
24/02/2017 - 15:08
Apart from the small and ethnically circumscribed exception of the Jews, the ancient world had never known an exclusivist faith, so the...
19/02/2017 - 15:31
As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and...
12/02/2017 - 13:32
The only job of government in a free market should be to protect individuals: our freedoms, our ability to go out into the world and do...

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