Science & Technology
Angela Saini / July 6, 2017
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy and Patricia Gowaty were pioneers. Yet their work is still contentious—and their contribution all too often ignored
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...
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...
Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman / May 19, 2017
They can partner with software companies—but may end up following their lead
The UK government has a strategy, and the US has taken the first step
Michael Liebreich / May 18, 2017
Time to get serious about cyber safety
An evolutionary discovery creates new puzzles
Athina Karatzogianni, Richard J Aldrich / March 10, 2017
Short-term intelligence wins will come at the expense of long-term security