Science and technology
Science and technology

10 reasons we should be exploring space

Why space missions are worth the money and the risk.

28 May 2015

The hoax that exposed the addiction to junk science

Dark chocolate causes weight loss? Hacks actually believed it.

22 April 2015

Happy Human
Footprint Day!

Forget Earth Day – it’s time to celebrate humanity’s impact on the planet.

22 April 2015

The Anthropocene: a manmade epoch

An anti-human agenda lies behind the advocacy of a new geological epoch.

20 April 2015

The driverless car and the fall of man

The quest for robotic cars is underwritten by a suspicion of humanity.

7 January 2015

Egg freezing won’t solve our childcare problem

Women's career-or-family dilemma demands more than a technological solution.

6 January 2015

Vesalius: the 500th birthday of a scientific revolutionary

In this era of dogma, we could do with more of Vesalius's open-mindedness.

29 December 2014

10 kickass things humanity did in 2014

Even in this era of low expectations, intellectual daring finds a way.