Life, Synthia, But Not as we Know It

The latest work on synthetic cell creation by Craig Venter raises serious questions about bioethics

Save, Save and Save Again

Even new publishing technology can't save a writer from disaster

Viva la e-revolución!

The ego has landed, as Hugo Chávez signs up to Twitter

TalkTalk is Cheap

‘I have nothing against the hard-working citizens of Bangalore, but I doubt I am alone in my dismay that British companies have outsourced their helplines wholesale’

Netizens’ Rights

'Unfortunately for their leaders, some 384 million Chinese netizens who help to make up one-fifth of mankind are expressing their views, just not through the leaders' mouths'

Standpoint’s Free iPhone App

Standpoint magazine is now available as an App on iTunes. Owners of an iPhone or iTouch should go to the App store to pick up their free App, giving them access to some of the content in the current issue of the magazine.  

My iNightmare

‘Why don’t I have a mobile, much less an iPhone or a BlackBerry? While I can afford the economic expense, I cannot afford the emotional expense when it doesn’t work’

Too Much Information

We were obsessed — but what did Baghdad bloggers think of the Chilcot Inquiry?

Powerful Attraction

A new British-pioneered nuclear reactor can help cut our reliance on fossil fuels

Raúl of Law

Frances Weaver considers Cuba's response to a blooming blogosphere

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"