While lockdowns were arguably necessary, Adam Wagner warns that when governments give themselves drastic powers, they don’t always give them back. Stephen Buranyi uncovers how Big Pharma is using its vaccine success to double down on profit rather than protect us. Gabriel Scally and Sunetra Gupta debate whether it's worth trying to eliminate Covid altogether. Plus: an interview with Carlo Rovelli, master of the universe, while Julia Bell explains how her ex-student got radicalised online.
As shelves emptied at unprecedented rates in March, the “big four”—Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons—banded together to act. But is it sensible to leave the fate of Britain's food system to the vicissitudes of the market?
The virus confirms that the world needs rules for living together—but not the arbitrary rules we've got. For the good of the economy as much as anything else, the focus must shift from investment and trade to public health and…
A few promising—if somewhat salacious—experiments with apes and dolphins in the 60's didn't amount to much. Recent breakthroughs using machine learning, however, offer us fresh prospects of decoding animal languages