Science & Technology
Increasingly, mental health problems are labelled as an illness like any other. But can a focus on diagnoses, rather than experiences, harm as well as help?
Michael Blastland / October 16, 2019
This is not a clash over the science—it is a clash of paternalism about how much risk we should accept
Fighting climate change in our cities isn't just an investment in our planet—it's sensible economics, too
Jake Wellman, Leah Lazer and Catlyne Haddaoui / September 20, 2019
Researchers found that investing in 16 low-carbon measures in cities could cut global urban emissions by 90 per cent by 2050 and has a net present value of almost $24 trillion
Pragya Agarwal / September 18, 2019
Statistical analysis showed that the death toll for severe hurricanes with more feminine names was much higher than that for hurricanes with masculine names—and it all comes back to implicit bias
The climate challenge is immense and the aviation industry often shoulders much of the blame. But rapid progress is being made towards more sustainable flying
Trump's threat to nuke a hurricane is ludicrous—but could other outlandish schemes to fight extreme weather actually work?
Bill McGuire / September 12, 2019
Global heating and the resulting climate breakdown are making wild weather the new normal. Rather than resorting to fanciful mega-scale geoengineering, though, the real solutions are far more prosaic
Now we’ve dispensed with the nonsense “gay gene” trope, let’s interrogate the way we talk about genetics and traits full stop
Philip Ball / September 4, 2019
A recent study shows there is no one gene that determines homosexuality, but confusion still lingers on the predictive power of our genetic constitution. Far more interrogation is needed before the...
Alex Dean / September 3, 2019
David Omand says power grids and telecoms have been “pretty well reconnoitred” by hostile states. This article features in Prospect’s new cyber resilience supplement
Businesses are exposed and criminals are profiting
Margaret Beckett / August 30, 2019
Yet the government is still woefully underprepared. (This article features in Prospect's new cyber resilience supplement)