Author: Himanshu Sharma

A lot has already been said about the various potential dangers of AI, even if the worst of it may still be quite a bit into the future. AI may be powerful and game-changing, though something like a rogue machine takeover – with the current technology, at least – looks to be quite unlikely. One…

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Death is as common as any other function of the human body, though we still try to avoid talking about it. It’s mostly because we don’t quite understand it, though philosophical discussions aside, scientifically speaking, death is a pretty straightforward phenomenon. It’s what happens when living cells age to the point they can no longer…

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The British Empire was by far the biggest empire in human history, which doesn’t sound as impressive if we just leave it at that. Consider this; at its height, the tiny island famous for being damp and cold controlled around 24% of Earth’s total area, ruling over 23% of the world population. It was a…

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The Second World War was one of the most far-reaching events in human history. It fundamentally changed the world like most other big wars couldn’t, and its effects can still be felt in many places. It’s also arguably the most talked-about war, as we’ve discussed pretty much all WW2 trivia at this point.  Despite that,…

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Mercenaries have played a pivotal role in deciding the outcome of battles since the dawn of civilization. From Alexander’s successful Asia campaign to the US invasion of Iraq, wars are more often than not won on the back of fighters with no real loyalty to either side. Despite being some of the most formidable fighting…

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War has existed for as long as humanity itself. We’ve been fighting each other over resources, territory or just bragging rights ever since we figured out that we could. Because of war being such an intrinsic part of human society for so long, some of our most-celebrated heroes have been warriors. While there’s no doubt…

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