Science and technology
Science and technology
9 February 2017

Hans Rosling: humanism by numbers

The Swedish statistician was a powerful antidote to our Malthusian times.

9 January 2017

The robots aren’t taking over

The idea that IT is surpassing human beings sells us short.

28 December 2016

The greatest human breakthroughs of 2016

From sky bridges to cures for disease: the best of human endeavour.

31 October 2016

No, your home won’t be hacked

The panic over web-connected household gadgets is overblown.

17 October 2016

Samsung: recalling the future

The response to the ‘exploding phones’ fiasco reveals a fear of innovation.

9 September 2016

Climate change is not a political issue

The environment has been hijacked by both left and right.

9 September 2016

Sod the scaremongers
– life is good

People are living longer, fuller lives. Let’s celebrate.