Philosophy & History

Philosophy & History

Robot Sex, Roombas — and Alan Rickman

Robot lovers, given current technology, are not particularly good at being robots, much less at being Alan Rickman. The good news is: as cyborgs we don’t really need actual robot technology in order to have robot lovers.

Philosophy & History

The Forgotten History of the US-Mexico Border Wall

President Trump’s plans to build a wall is only the latest in a long line of attempts to close the U.S.-Mexico border. But originally, these attempts were never meant to fence out Mexicans. Instead, they targeted a completely different group of immigrants.

Philosophy & History

Emmeline Pankhurst, Suffragette and Women’s Rights Icon

Emmeline Pankhurst has come to symbolize the fight for female suffrage in Britain and around the world – although some historians consider the militancy of the suffragette movement may have hindered the eventual granting of the vote for women.

Philosophy & History

Lord Beaverbrook, the Business Tycoon Who Loved Tomato Soup

William Maxwell Aitken, also known as Lord Beaverbrook, was one of the most influential figures in British politics and society in the first half of the 20th Century – and he had a little-known culinary passion.

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