Andrew Billen - The sums add up
By Andrew Billen - 19 April 13:00

Television - A tale of Big Bang physics that doesn't cheapen the science by Andrew Billen


Send it like Beckham
By Ellie Levenson - 19 April 13:00

Observations on text messaging

When men have lost their reason
By Colin Tudge - 12 April 13:00

Is the war on terrorism working? A scientific analysis suggests that it is not and that it has succe

How we cruelly lobotomise cats
By Lilian Pizzichini - 12 April 13:00

Observations on animal rights (viewpoint 1)

Mind tricks
By Brenda Maddox - 12 April 13:00

Opening Skinner's Box: great psychological experiments of the 20th century

Lauren Slater <em>Bloom

Back to the future
By Grant Gibson - 12 April 13:00

The 1960s architectural collective Archigram had a vision of transforming Britain's drab postwar lan

Sexual chemistry
By Edwina Currie - 05 April 13:00

Pandora's Breeches: women, science and power in the Enlightenment

Patricia Fara <em>Pimlico, 212pp

How to take Islam back to reason
By Ziauddin Sardar - 05 April 13:00

Far from being anti-science, as George Carey suggests, the Koran demands scientific study. Now Musli

Bring on the nerds
By Bryan Appleyard - 15 March 12:00

Lost in Space: the fall of Nasa and the dream of a new space age

Greg Klerkx <em>Secker & Warburg,

Say it with semi-colons
By Ellie Levenson - 15 March 12:00

Observations on netiquette

Dirty typing
By Rachel Cooke - 08 March 12:00

Love Online: emotions on the internet

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev <em>Cambridge University Press, 289pp, £18.

A bus that comes when you want it
By Alexander Monro - 01 March 12:00

Observations on transport

America - Andrew Stephen forecasts a struggle for Nader
By Andrew Stephen - 01 March 12:00

The Democrats see Ralph Nader as nothing but a spoiler. Howard Dean has pleaded with people not to v

Living doll
By Bryan Appleyard - 23 February 12:00

Growing Up With Lucy: how to build an android in twenty easy steps

Steve Grand <em>Weidenfeld & Ni

Missing links
By Michael Portillo - 23 February 12:00

Theatre - Michael Portillo is left unexcited by a fantasy-filled journey into cyberspace

Everybody hurts
By Susie Orbach - 23 February 12:00

Exhibition - Susie Orbach wonders why we waste so much time trying to avoid pain

No dinner, but a nice box of chocs
By Brian Cathcart - 16 February 12:00

Observations on science and sexism

America - Andrew Stephen explains why we won't go to Mars
By Andrew Stephen - 02 February 12:00

Bush's announcement of a mission to Mars is complete bunkum. The technology to get human beings ther

The big squeeze
By Richard Cook - 26 January 12:00

Music - Richard Cook turns the tables on the latest gismo to transform the hi-fi industry

NS Profile - The high street
By John Prideaux - 26 January 12:00

One-stop shopping and e-commerce risk turning the once familiar stretch of Boots and Dixons into a s

The bloggers of Westminster
By Gavin Sheridan - 15 December 12:00

Gavin Sheridan and Tom Wilson have a cautionary tale for MPs who don't keep up with technology

My big conversation with the PM
By Helen McCarthy - 15 December 12:00

Helen McCarthy suggests citizens may use mobile technology to create their own forms of democracy

Out of this world
By Alex James - 15 December 12:00

Music 2003 - Alex James reports back from his mission to discover life on Mars

Some smells are heaven scent
By Ziauddin Sardar - 15 December 12:00

Modern, branded perfumes are as ubiquitous as junk food - and just as bad for you. Ziauddin Sardar r

Down to earth
By Bryan Appleyard - 10 November 12:00

Backroom Boys: the secret return of the British boffin

Francis Spufford <em>Faber & Faber, 250pp,

The rise of the cyber-coolies
By Praful Bidwai - 10 November 12:00

Call a helpline these days and you may well speak to someone in India doing a job "outsourced" from

Just another way to bully the weakest
By Nick Cohen - 29 September 13:00

ID cards will be unpopular and hard to administer. They won't even prevent serious crime. But they w

An elastic mind
By Ann Wroe - 22 September 13:00

The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: the man who measured London

Lisa Jardine <em>HarperCollins, 422p

Watch out! The computers will run riot
By James Harkin - 22 September 13:00

The intelligence agencies, determined not to be caught on the hop as they were by 9/11, now speculat

Don't trust me, google me!
By Ellie Levenson - 25 August 13:00

Observations on relationships