David Gordon talks to Christopher Bland, the new chairman of the BBC. Do we need public service broadcasting?
Patent laws were designed to protect actual inventions, not discoveries of natural phenomena. Patenting the human gene is challenging that rule. This is not in the public interest
Radio Three's Paul Gambaccini has been the target of an ugly campaign-accusing him of driving the once highbrow music station downmarket. Edward Pearce speaks out in his defence and offers views of...
Little is expected from England's cricketers in the world cup. The economics of county cricket is to blame
The significance of Ian Hargreaves' dismissal from the editorship of the Independent
Joseph Brodsky, the great poet-exile, never revisited his beloved Petersburg. But as Rachel Polonsky remembers, he recited Auden in Cambridge
Trevor Phillips VS Peregrine Worsthorne
A recent study found that the average human sperm count has decreased by 40 per cent over the past 50 years. As public anxiety grows about infertility, environmentalists are blaming man-made chemical...
Anthony Gottlieb admires a rigorous refutation of belief in the paranormal