Science and technology
Science and technology
18 June 2014

Botnets: a serious threat to the web

Transparency and cooperation are the key to tackling the hackers using infected computers to commit cybercrime.

Seven reasons we should celebrate manufacturing

Commentators bemoaning the rise of ‘stuffocation’ miss the benefits manufacturing provides.

Blaspheming against the prophets of scientism

Mary Midgley takes aim at those who view humans as just bundles of molecules.

29 April 2014

Wikipedia: where truth dies online

Run by cliquish, censorious editors and open to pranks and vandalism, Wikipedia is worthless and damaging.

11 April 2014

Hi-tech Malthusianism does progress no favours

Tyler Cowen’s new book underestimates the benefits society could reap from new technology.

7 April 2014

Brazil: Not the Web We Want

Brazil's internet bill of rights is more concerned with advancing national interests than internet freedom.

3 April 2014

Making the case for shale gas and oil

Both advocates and critics of fracking have it wrong. Also, both use the wrong word.

27 March 2014

Oculus VR:
a gaming revolution

Virtual reality is the Next Big Thing - it really will transform games playing.