Science and technology
Science and technology
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.

More Festival than Science

What are science festivals for? To inspire, educate, communicate complex ideas in an accessible way?

14 February 2002

GM food: putting fear before facts

The Royal Society, the UK's premier scientific body, thinks GM food is safe. So why did its report spin such scary headlines?

29 November 2001

Stop stemming the research

For stem cell research to fulfil its potential, US scientists need to develop more backbone.