Scientists are making advances in gene editing, as a new experiment proves. But some of the reporting has been dire—let’s all calm down
UK growth is plummeting thanks to Brexit—and a recession in 2018 can’t be ruled out. Meanwhile, things are very different for our friends on the continent
George Magnus / July 24, 2017
As a bunch of new reports show, Brexit will be bad for the United Kingdom. They can hijack the spirit of Christopher Nolan’s new film all they like: Brexiteers won't change that
But crucially, his critics within the Labour Party have every right to fight back
The biggest ever deal of its kind, “JEEPA” reveals the hollowness of Brexiteer claims that leaving the EU will give us a trade boost. And businesses across the Atlantic will be looking on with...
The ability to analyse people’s genetic constitutions will transform cancer care over the coming years. But to make the most of the technology, highly sensitive data will need to be shared. That...
With the ECB and the Bank of England both considering withdrawing monetary stimulus, it seems that change is coming
Did Darwin miss something? The 100-year-old book that rivalled “The Origin of Species”—and still shapes science today
Philip Ball / June 29, 2017
In “On Growth and Form,” D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson argued that organisms are shaped less by adaptive evolutionary function and more by deep mathematical laws. To understand his argument, you...
The worst of the rise in inflation is likely over. But as the economy stutters, and with Brexit chaos looming, wage earners will be waiting a long time for any real relief
Growth could be substantially down by the end of 2017—with the potential figures for 2018 scarier still