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Modelling Life in Art and Science

Art and science have more in common that they differ in the way they use models

James Nguyen
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When a Robot Becomes Judge

Carl Miller warns about the hidden powers of algorithms

Carl Miller
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Shinto: How To Reconnect With Nature

Adapting this Japanese tradition to the 21st century might build a sustainable culture

Edward McDougall
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Can Artificial Intelligence Give Our Lives Meaning?

Jobs will disappear, but our daily lives may also become more human

Ruth Yeoman
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Why We Shouldn't Be Scared of AI

Rather than being an agent, AI is statistics - a continuity of human intelligence

John Collins
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Is Facebook a Problem?

Relying on the government to solve our privacy woes is an invitation to disaster


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Could the Force Really Be With Us?

Why materialists are wrong and the Jedi right, and how panpsychism might revolutionize science.

Philip Goff
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Is Facebook Making Us Less Free?

Whether or not they are benevolent, digital oligopolies currently hold too much power

Philip Pettit
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Particle Physics: Where Next?

A year out from the LHC re-start, what can we expect after the discovery of the Higgs boson?

John Ellis
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The Code of the Cosmos

Is information, rather than matter the fundamental building block of the universe?

Chiara Marletto
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Shadow of the Golem in Silicon Valley

Is the promise of the merging of man and machine to create a better world a dangerously enthralling myth?

Vincent Mosco
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Beauty is Truth?

Is there always beauty in truth? Or do aesthetics distract from the fundamental mission of science?

Jon Butterworth

The Universe & RealityArrow Head

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Modelling Life in Art and Science

Art and science have more in common that they differ in the way they use models

James Nguyen

Could the Force Really Be With Us?

Why materialists are wrong and the Jedi right, and how panpsychism might revolutionize science.

Philip Goff

Issue 59: Gravity

What makes gravity so elusive?

Is Space-Time Fluid?

Physicists have gathered evidence that space-time can behave like a fluid. Is space not as immaterial as we thought?

Sabine Hossenfelder

Gravity: The Story So Far

Gravity is a force familiar to all of us. But what happens when we try to explain it?

George Ellis
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Technology & SocietyArrow Head

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When a Robot Becomes Judge

Carl Miller warns about the hidden powers of algorithms

Carl Miller

Shinto: How To Reconnect With Nature

Adapting this Japanese tradition to the 21st century might build a sustainable culture

Edward McDougall

Can Artificial Intelligence Give Our Lives Meaning?

Jobs will disappear, but our daily lives may also become more human

Ruth Yeoman

Why We Shouldn't Be Scared of AI

Rather than being an agent, AI is statistics - a continuity of human intelligence

John Collins

Is Facebook a Problem?

Relying on the government to solve our privacy woes is an invitation to disaster

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