Articles by Matt Ridley
Biofuels will not save us from climate change, argues Matt Ridley. Their environmental impact is worse than that of fossil fuels
How does the periodic table tell the story of our scientific and cultural history? Matt Ridley investigates
To protect birds, conservation charities should invest in gamekeepers, not nature reserves
The "hockey stick" temperature graph is a mainstay of global warming science. A new book tells of one man's efforts to dismantle it—and deserves to win prizes
Humans have no more genes than mice, but there's no need to feel small. Recipes are more than lists of ingredients; the cooking makes us who we are
Spare a thought for the many scientists who could have claimed the DNA double helix discovery but didn't
Darwin's own family stimulated his interest in the continuity between human and animal behaviour, making him the first "evolutionary psychologist"
Was Aids naturally transferred from primates to human beings? Or was it caused by a live polio vaccine given to thousands of Africans in the 1950s?
In 1845 Sir John Franklin left Britain in search for the Northwest passage. He never returned. Did his crew start eating each other or were they killed by the Inuit