And most Indian citizens are loving it.
Artificial intelligence presents an existential threat to humanity. As with other existential threats, like global warming and weapons of mass destruction, we need a treaty to manage its risks, and soon.
South Korea’s efforts to appease Kim Jong-un make it complicit in his crimes.
Earlier this year, Malaysia had a responsible government and responsible citizens, at least as far as COVID was concerned. Now, it has neither.
Sex, Satan, and the American soul.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japan’s last great printmaker, captured the spirit of an age of carnage.
What happens when we lose our minds to the web?
Tales grow in the telling, they say, and so they do, and yours most of all, a tale that has grown to become legend.
Thousands of people collect hyperrealistic vinyl babies – but how do they sleep at night?
What’s behind Sub-Saharan Africa’s vampire panics?
The likely result of packing the court is a spiral into legal anarchy.
If the Democrats cynically try to delay the confirmation process, it may cost them the election.
Will China be able to sustain its spectacular economic growth with an increasingly autocratic regime? If so, it may mark the end of the liberal order, and the rise of authoritarian capitalism.
Persecuted by Muslims for centuries and squeezed by the forces of assimilation and modernity, the Kalasha are on the verge of extinction.
As more employees work from home, employers turn to invasive tech to monitor them.
The COVID-19 crisis drives home the need to rethink our tepid response to climate change.
To check China’s abuses, other countries will have to draw a line in the sand – and punish Beijing if it crosses it.
An Islamic missionary movement is spreading COVID-19 across Pakistan, and the authorities are afraid to stop it.
She was going to bring it in and get us all sick, and a quarantine with secret hook-ups is not a quarantine at all.
Japan’s lassitude in the face of COVID-19 stems from its national character.
Malaysia’s political mastermind seems to have lost control of everything.
Islamists and neo-Nazis are fighting each other, but their shared goal is to destroy the liberal order.
Democracy has been backstabbed and lies in intensive care, but who did it?
The recent arrest of civil rights activist Manzoor Pashteen is a blow to democracy in Pakistan.
The Corrupted Blood incident of 2005 offers disturbing insights into how the coronavirus crisis might unfold.
Musharraf’s death sentence sets up a confrontation between Pakistan’s judiciary and its powerful military.
Overwork and idiosyncrasies at Japanese companies are killing employees (sometimes literally).
Pakistan’s sit-in culture enables a zealous minority to topple elected governments.
If both sides try to defend the indefensible, the city will burn.
Lurking beneath the idyllic vision of Canada are rates of hate crime and violent crime comparable to those in the US.
How dark internet urban legends take on a life of their own.
Each generation has its own Kuchisake-onna, and can find in it their own anxieties and obsessions.
Could a darker realm of demons and spirits actually exist alongside our own? Quantum physics may hold the answer.
The original stimulus of the protests – the extradition bill – has long been withdrawn and forgotten; the tribal cycle of violence has generated its own self-sustaining momentum.
The Baroness of Carini was murdered on a cold winter’s night in 1563. Her legend, like the bloody imprint of her hand, has been haunting Sicily for centuries.
What happens when technology won’t let us die?
A Chinese-American in Paris realizes her ancestral beliefs have followed her there.
Why do Thai people pray to a murderous ghost?
An extremist cleric’s death marks a transition to even more brutal terrorism.
Companies are using our data to manipulate us. Most people don’t care.
Anti-vax hoaxes have incendiary results in Pakistan.
A dancing video in Pakistan triggers a cycle of bloodshed.
Algorithms now rule much of our lives. How much faith should we have in them?
We’re ready for the increased speed and functionality from 5G. How about the increased radiation?
Pakistan’s news industry is dying – and government accountability along with it.