Akhil Unnikrishnan

Engineering student with an addiction for technology and Web Culture. Love longform content and a hot cup of coffee.

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Akhil Unnikrishnan

10 days ago

How Facebook Is Killing Comedy

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10 days ago

'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth

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11 days ago

One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die

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12 days ago

I Guarded an Arctic Base Against Polar Bears at the Frontline of the Apocalypse

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15 days ago

Pop Culture’s Great Awokening

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18 days ago

The Ordinary Life of Hindu Supremacy

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25 days ago

Inside the group chats where people pump and dump cryptocurrency

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26 days ago

Reminds of the fact that I added a PGP key to my email account back in 2016 and I still haven't used it yet.

I tried to switch to secure email and I want to bang my head on a desk

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26 days ago

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37 days ago

The President Who Doesn't Read

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37 days ago

It's Been an Open Secret All Along

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37 days ago

The Dark Side of the Comics That Redefined Hinduism

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45 days ago

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

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50 days ago

Hindsight is a good thing.

2017 In Retrospect

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51 days ago

In Praise of the Telescopic Perspective: A Reflection on Living Through Turbulent Times

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54 days ago

How do you end up in a situation where even the replacements are bad?

The Danger of President Pence

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57 days ago

Meet the People Who Listen to Podcasts at Super-Fast Speeds

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57 days ago

Things have never looked so hopeless for the youth of today, as they do now.

Generation Screwed

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58 days ago

Productivity is dangerous

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70 days ago

Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

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72 days ago

To say this is scary would be under-selling it.

How brands secretly buy their way into Forbes, Fast Company, and HuffPost stories

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73 days ago

Given the increasingly oligarchic nature of our economy, it’s not surprising that for many young people, capitalism looks like the god that failed.

No Wonder Millennials Hate Capitalism

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73 days ago

What Actually Happens the Day Net Neutrality Is Repealed

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74 days ago

A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation.

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74 days ago

There Were Birds, But They Didn’t Sing

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75 days ago

Chuck gets it.

A Conversation With Chuck Palahniuk, the Author of ‘Fight Club’ and the Man Behind Tyler Durden

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81 days ago

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

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86 days ago

Lessons in Stillness From One of the Quietest Places on Earth

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87 days ago

Read this. Then read it again next month. Then the month after that.

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

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99 days ago

apparently irrational impulse from the limbic system, an ancient and anxious voice from the deepest recesses of the brain telling us to avoid a shortcut across a graveyard after dark or to keep the feet inside the bed covers when we’re alone? Not that we believe in ghosts or monsters or zombies, naturally, but ... better safe than sorry, right?

How Evolution Designed Your Fear

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99 days ago

These are all harbingers, the way a dropping barometer signals a coming storm—not the possibility of a storm, but the inexorable reality.

You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think

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99 days ago

The irony in this. And the fact that it's all real.

He said he was going to bring back the steel mills.

“You’re never going to get those steel mills back,” she said.

“But he said he was going to,” I said.

“Yeah, but how’s he going to bring them back?”

“I don’t know,” I said, “but it’s what he said, last year, and people voted for him because of it.”

“They always say they want to bring the steel mills back,” Frear said, “but they’re going to have to do a lot of work to bring the steel mills back.”

He hasn’t built the wall yet, either. “I don’t care about his wall,” said Frear, 76. “I mean, if he gets his wall—I don’t give a shit, you know? But he has a good idea: Keep ’em out.”

He also hasn’t repealed Obamacare. “That’s Congress,” she said.

And the drug scourge here continues unabated. “And it’s not going to improve for a long time,” she said, “until people learn, which they won’t.”

“But I like him,” Frear reiterated. “Because he does what he says.”

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.

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101 days ago

Can you imagine if I was the only one to say no? I’d be the most hated man in nerd-dom.

Luke Skywalker Speaks

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103 days ago

Of all the most polluting nations – US, China, Russia, Japan and the EU bloc – only India’s carbon emissions are rising: they rose almost 5% in 2016.

How India’s battle with climate change could determine all of our fates

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105 days ago

Let that sink in.

The crisis has been worsened because the US Congress this year insisted that a backup sea-ice probe had to be dismantled because it did not want to provide funds to keep it in storage.

Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change

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107 days ago

The shadow of this monster will occasionally still appear today, such as when a child asks why multiplying two negative numbers together produces a positive one.

Math’s Beautiful Monsters

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111 days ago

Deal With the Real World, Not the Ideal World

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111 days ago

Terrifying Nightmares from Around the World

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111 days ago

How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

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117 days ago

A week like any other, during the opioid crisis. This story is why we need journalism, to report on actual human stories.

This is what an epidemic looks like

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117 days ago

The surprising conclusion is that you can undergo a fundamental transformation of character and still be judged to be the same person, provided that the transformation is in the right direction.

The Phineas Gage effect

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117 days ago

No words can do justice to the anger and pain I felt when reading this. Why is a system like this allowed to exist anymore?

Death at a Penn State Fraternity

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117 days ago

Internet-connected washing machines, espresso machines, juicers, fidget spinners and toasters will ALWAYS be overkill, no matter what you tell me.

You Are Already Living Inside a Computer

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118 days ago

Finding terrestrial-style bacteria on Mars would tell us we’re not alone. Finding methane-swimming organisms on Titan would tell us, even more profoundly, that ours is not the only way to make life.

To find aliens, we must think of life as we don’t know it

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118 days ago

A year ago, I would mock Hitler: Reloaded’s ignorance whenever I passed it. But now, with the Richard Spencers and Jason Kesslers of the world giving power to Nazi iconography back home, the misguided ignorance of the store is somehow comforting. Hitler, to Pakistanis, doesn’t conjure images of violence and blind hate.

Where ‘Hitler’ doesn’t mean anything

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118 days ago

Nothing in this story could be more ominous than this line.

The company could indeed claim, as it did on its site, to have “the internet’s favorite mattress.”

It had made very sure of that

The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

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122 days ago

The journey of a “doctor” who joined the cult of alternative medicine and then broke out of it

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140 days ago

Millennials are filling their homes — and the void in their hearts — with houseplants

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140 days ago

Not only were we part of nature as we evolved,’ Wolf says, ‘but we were dependent on it. We had to rely on our senses, our intuition, and our responses in order to find food, water, shelter – the absolutely important things. We hunted or grew our food; we carried it back to the tribe.’

The healing power of nature

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147 days ago

Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

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