Cal Flyn / April 1, 2020
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...
Radical uncertainty arises when we know something, but not enough to enable us to act with confidence. And that is a situation we all too frequently encounter
Tom Clark / March 27, 2020
While the epidemiology of the disease is still unfolding, the ruinous economics of the treatment is already clear. Our politicians will end up condemned no matter what course they take
Philip Ball / March 24, 2020
Social distancing, self-isolation, city-wide lockdowns—they can only do so much. In order to stop Covid-19 in its tracks, we need a vaccine. So, how long will we have to wait?
Nesrine Malik / March 3, 2020
Charges of genocide and crimes against humanity couldn’t topple him, but a rise in the price of bread eventually spelt the end
In Glenrothes, the best work in town is with Raytheon. But with Britain's arms sales to countries like Saudi Arabia under intense scrutiny, locals face a difficult decision
Emma Hartley / March 3, 2020
In the last 10 years, there has been an extraordinary increase in teenagers seeking to transition from female to male. What's behind it—and has the NHS been too quick to find a solution?
Stephen Whittle / March 3, 2020
The growth in requests to transition is due to information being more readily available, empowering many young people to recognise what is behind their feelings
As the EU’s new trade boss, Irishman Phil Hogan has the power to determine the UK’s economic future. What will he do with it?