Akshat Rathi

Science & Tech hack. Contributes to @TheEconomist, @ArsTechnica & @The_Hindu. http://akshatrathi.com


When free will, causality and privacy are all at stake


Review of Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier’s Big Data


22 health lessons from the excellent BBC series “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor”


The BBC ran an excellent second series of three episodes of “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor”. You can dig into all…

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Once a week, we will curate stories from around the web broadly covering science, technology, data and India. If you have suggestions, please email curiousbends@gmail.com

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Curious Bends

Every so often an idea emerges that forces us to reconsider how we look at the world. This is a collection of deep thoughts on such ideas.

Where astrology is some times confused with astronomy…


I love gadgets, but I remain immune to the temptations of new devices


Despite my love for new technology, I’ve become averse to adopting it right away. This may be a reflection of…


Eric Schmidt would approve of the new Quartz homepage

The homepages of all news websites arepretty much the same: some pictures and lots of headlines, all linked to full stories. Until…