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

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

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

‘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’

‘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 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.  

‘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’

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

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

Frances Weaver considers Cuba’s response to a blooming blogosphere