by Joe Zadeh
The vanity projects and military gadgets that are meant to signal India’s arrival on the global stage are doomed to sputter and die unless the country can improve the abysmal reality of the systematic denial of agency to women.
by Pallavi Aiyar
Recognizing that forest ecosystems, like societies, have elements of intelligence would help us leave behind the old notion that they are inert and predictable.
by Suzanne Simard
The hype around a new AI language generator reveals the sterility of mainstream thinking on AI today — and indeed on how we think about thinking itself.
by Shannon Vallor
Understanding the shifting balance of social forces, interest groups and political factions is essential to see how China escaped the shock therapy that brought down the Soviet Union.
by Adam Tooze
Winston Churchill’s views were typical of his place as a member of Britain’s ruling upper class, which, then and now, views dominance as a birthright.
by Priya Satia
Welcome to the era of data coalitions.
by Matt Prewitt
What happens to a community and ecosystem at the nexus of geopolitical tensions and climate change? And can 6,000 years of history save them?
by Leon McCarron, with photography by Emily Garthwaite
The radical idea that everything has elements of consciousness is reemerging and breathing new life into a cold and mechanical cosmos.
by Joe Zadeh
Museums and gardens must become spaces that help us learn not only about biological life and human history, but also the colonialist and capitalist logic that still governs our everyday lives.