Risk

6 August 2014

Fear not, ebola won't wipe us out

Misanthropes are using the disease to spread unfounded fears.

17 July 2014

Growing up with paedophiles

Not so long ago, adults treated paedophiles with caution rather than dread.

19 March 2014

Flying has never been safer

More people are flying than ever before, and there are fewer accidents.

30 October 2013

A perfect storm of panicmongering

While ‘St Jude’ didn't live up to the hype, the authorities’ overreaction did.

28 October 2013

The disease of ‘public health’

We are in the midst of an epidemic of lifestyle moralism.

2 August 2013

The human spirit doesn’t mind the gap

Commuters in Japan show the way when rescuing a woman trapped underneath a train.