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Article Name: Why don’t unicorns exist? You asked Google – here’s the answer
Author Name: Jack Bernhardt
Source: The Guardian
Category: Fantasy

Summary for this article:

Unicorns are beautiful animals that have existed all the time – in movies, on the seals during the Indus valley civilization, in Wikipedia and even in the UK passport; though the fact is that they really do not exist.

So why do we pick the unicorns when in actuality they do not exist?
Maybe these unicorns represent the false images of the society and the world around us which do not exist; yet someday we would want them to exist.

We human beings give this fantasy creature attributes, that we would love to see it having, leaving the ones we detest; similarly extending this to a perfect society – though a perfect society doesn’t exist but we can dream of one – giving it the necessary attributes ;this gives us hope and vision.

The unicorns for sure represent the falseness of our society, but at times we all need a little cover up to remind us that we can always hope for a better place and push ourselves forward to fight for it inorder to fulfil your vision for a perfect world!

Words to learn from this article:

Cutesy: Trying very hard to be appealing.

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Article Name: Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov – review
Author Name: John Naughtiness
Source: The Guardian
Category: Technology and Literature

Summary for this article:

Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005 the title stayed with him.

In 1997, in a famous six-game match with the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue, Garry lost. The entire episode had led to endless discussions by the chess fanatics in various articles and books.

The book Deep Thinking gives us the inside story of what had actually happened. It isn’t just a tale of human versus machine but also a story of one man versus The Man.

The article continues further with the writer giving us the review of this book.

Words to learn from this article:

Aficionados: An expert

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Article Name: Stranger than Fiction
Author Name: Siddhartha Deb
Source: The Baffler
Category: Science and Literature

Summary for this article:

Why has fiction failed to represent serious subjects such as the climate change?
Why is that when it comes to topics like climate change people always associate it with nonfiction and not short stories and fiction.

Inspite of seeing the collapse mankind has left on the planet earth; inspite of pacts such as the Paris climate deal finding its significance on a very critical scale, and inspite of all the gathered knowledge, there seems to be an imaginative fatigue which prevents writers to take up such topics and pen them into fictions and short stories

Contemporary fiction has its own limitations and perhaps to think of modern life as a failure and to question the idea of progress, requires an extremism of vision as well!

A non-fiction writer has to do a lot of fact checking, reporting etc for which he does require a lot of permissions and in the process, would be met with many restrictions; but when it comes to a fiction writer, imagination would provide freedom to such restrictions.
“Nothing could be a greater indictment of contemporary literary fiction than its failure of imagination when it comes to the fate of the world” concludes the author.

Words to learn from this article:

Derangement: To disturb the functioning of something
Reckon: To believe that something is true or possible
Paucity: Something that is insufficient; few in number
Fluky: Something that has been achieved by luck.

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