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Westworld

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Sympathy for the androids: the twisted morality of Westworld

A new adaptation of Michael Crichton’s “Westworld” invites the audience to sympathise with its android characters.

By Mark Fisher
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Sympathy for the androids: the twisted morality of Westworld

A new adaptation of Michael Crichton’s “Westworld” invites the audience to sympathise with its android characters.

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‘‘Turkey has never exactly been a heaven for writers, but they always existed’’

Q&A: Ece Temelkuran's new book tries to explain Turkey's current turmoil to a global audience.

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Bob Dylan and the masters of literature

For years, Dylan’s music hasn’t strayed too far from the weary attitude that we’re in a world gone wrong.

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To store, perchance to thaw?

The cryonics industry promises to freeze and revive the human brain. Neuroscientist Clive Coen explains why this is wishful thinking.

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I’ve got that shrinking feeling

Laurie Taylor discovers he is losing height.

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What's wrong with big data?

The view that more information produces better decisions is at odds with the world around us.

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Book review: Death on Earth

Jules Howard's new book makes multiple perspectives on death chime in life-affirming harmony.

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The last city of the Soviets

After the catastrophe of Chernobyl, Soviet architects built a new ideal city on humanist principles, the Ukrainian town of Slavutych.

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Chemistry, Biology, Physics: Three scientists talk through big recent developments in their fields.

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