Science

Study the Birds and the Bees

We have grown shy of exploring our sense of unhibited wonder at the natural world

‘The oil price rise has already forced the global warming guru Lord Stern to change his mind’

Out of This World

Pathological Computer Use is being recognised as a real disorder, but little is known about how to treat compulsive gamers who spend much of their lives in virtual worlds

La Hague: Recycling the French Model

France's slogan “We may not have any oil, but we have ideas" has proved to be the winning hand when compared with Britain

The Darwinian Delusion

Science makes no sense from an evolutionary standpoint, so why have we done it – and why do we continue to do it?

Scientific Stereotypes

I have had the privilege of meeting and observing hundreds of scientists over the years and can confirm that many (but not all) of the stereotypes about them are true

Science and Sentimentalism

By blocking the construction of the new Oxford ­laboratories, ­animal-rights activists are ­harming the university, the public and the animals themselves

The Science of the Soul

Man is three in one: a physical system, a living creature and a conscious mind. But how are they related? Neuroscience gives us some — but not all — the answers

Science Is Golden

We must pay for cathedrals of knowledge if scientists are to solve the great mysteries of the universe

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"
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