Science and technology
Science and technology
24 June 2003

Phoney friends

Why are we getting intimate with our mobiles?

24 June 2003

IVF babies: life chances

The birth of IVF ‘saviour sibling’ Jamie Whitaker in the USA should prompt the UK to re-think how it regulates fertility treatment.

17 June 2003

Computing communities

Software geeks are turning into social engineers.

13 June 2003

Risky living

Why do we fear things that are as rare as getting struck by lightning?

5 June 2003

Modified discussion

An attendee at the UK government's first 'public debate' on GM food came away none the wiser.

22 May 2003

Protecting superstition

Patents on indigenous knowledge are blocking development.

17 April 2003

Debating ‘designer babies’

Personal reproductive choices should not be a matter for legal regulation.

19 February 2003

Going for Golden Rice

Green protesters should stop caricaturing GM, and consider its benefits for the developing world.

28 August 2002

Eroding expertise

Scientists should listen to public concerns, not pander to them.

2 August 2002

Rocking our world?

Asteroids are unlikely to wipe us out - but they could help us to learn the secrets of the universe.