29 October 2014

HS3: we need more ambition and less spin

The UK needs cheaper, quicker and easier transport – fast.

22 October 2014

Sartre: Nobel Prize refusenik

Fifty years ago, the French philosopher exposed the Nobel Prize for what it is.

9 October 2014

We need to generate an energy revolution

To transform society, we need cheap, abundant power. Let's get on with it.

19 September 2014

Swiss girls just wanna have guns

Rob Lyons reports from Zurich's annual shooting competition – for schoolchildren.

Books 12 September 2014

The war on fat – a big, fat waste of time

Rob Lyons talks to the author of a new book that calls into question the demonisation of fatty foods.

11 September 2014

Independent Scotland will be a skint Scotland

Ignore the fantasists – oil and gas will not provide the basis for a New Jerusalem.

2 September 2014

The obesity panic on life support

Public-health crusaders are becoming ever more desperate.