Science and technology
Science and technology

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.

25 September 2001

The good, the bad and the therapy

The way the web was viewed after the terrorist attacks on America revealed the extent of our love/hate relationship with the internet.

GM: past, present and future

Mankind has been modifying crops for thousands of years - so why is there such hostility to genetically modified food?

9 August 2001

Not in front of the children?

Standards of free speech on the internet should surely be set by adults.

24 April 2001

The Zen of ADSL

To give the internet more than virtual possibilities, the UK government and telecoms industry need to get real about the infrastructure.

20 December 2000

Embryo research - let it grow

The UK government has finally changed the law restricting research on embryo stem cells. But why did it dither for so long?