Can Science Replace Religion In Our Lives?

That materialists and ministers struggle to justify morality shows there is still a place for Christianity in intellectual and public life

The Genius Who Beat Einstein To It

The French polymath Henri Pointcaré excelled in astronomy, physics mathematics and a lot more

The Olympian and His Thunderbolt

Robert Oppenheimer, far from being a one-dimensional Dr Atomic, was a tragic character of huge erudition

It’s Not Elementary, My Dear Watson

If you think that the discovery of the Higgs Boson solved all the mysteries of particle physics, think again

Accelerating the Debate on Motion

Einstein's biggest breakthroughs came after he had made an effort to learn from his earlier mistakes

A Light Shining From Babylon

Will today’s scientists hunting the Higgs boson prove as ingenious as the ancient Mesopotamians?

The Subject We’re Desperate to Avoid

Despite two shocking stories, the abortion debate has faded again

Beware the Fausts of Neuroscience

Neuroscientists attempt to reduce the greatest aspects of human behaviour and existence to material Darwinism. We should be sceptical about their overblown claims

Chance Really Is A Fine Thing

Without random events the laws of physics could not operate

Removing the Neutrino Anomaly

Minkowski enabled Einstein to supersede Newton. Today’s scientists must emulate them

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"