Redditors find the future in the present
By Alex Hern - 09 August 11:03

What are the most mindblowing recent advancements most people still don't know about?

New Statesman
Female web developer wanted. Must love shoes and nail varnish
By Alex Hern - 08 August 10:00

Some developers are being sexist. It must be a Thursday.

The EVE battle logs: Going To War With Goonwaffe
By Phil Hartup - 29 July 16:04

Phil Hartup becomes the first embedded reporter in the largest virtual war the world has ever seen.

Amazon reports quarterly loss, so of course share price is up
By Alex Hern - 26 July 17:40

Welcome to the wacky world of Amazon.

Hundred-thousand dollar Kickstarter cancelled amid threats and anger
By Alex Hern - 26 July 14:25

Do we have to get used to the occasional failure?

Does the 485th richest person in Britain really need to crowdfund a mobile phone?
By Alex Hern - 24 July 14:40

People get fanatical about open-source software, but Canonical Inc. is not a charity, writes Alex Hern.

Would the Daily Mail website fall foul of the online porn filters it has championed?
By Alex Hern - 22 July 11:20

Ban this sick filth. No, not THIS sick filth, obviously.

New Statesman
Snapchat pivots from privacy to publicity
By Bithia Large - 19 July 10:45

It has a sexting image and a privacy problem, but can the app kill two birds with one stone?

Why can't we do anything about the weather?
By Michael Brooks - 11 July 8:39

It’s hard to fathom that the warmth you feel (or don’t feel) today was created at a time when Neanderthals were still around. Yet that is not the real mystery. . .

Macaws.
Follow the flight of the blackpoll warbler
By Ruth Padel - 11 July 8:17

Diversity is a mark of richness and environmental health - and birds are its flag-bearers.

To be a scientist, you need a well-rounded education
By Michael Brooks - 04 July 8:28

Of late, science has demonstrated why all types of knowledge lead to discoveries.

New Statesman
Google Reader is dying. Here's where to go next
By Alex Hern - 01 July 12:42

Don't bury your head in the sand, switch to one of these services.

New Statesman
George Osborne's phrasing on the welfare cuts is sly
By Martha Gill - 27 June 17:47

Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.

What could the NSA do with a quantum computer?
By Michael Brooks - 27 June 14:40

After many false starts it’s a research field that is just now coming of age - when harnessed, particles can perform staggeringly powerful computation.

Caitlin Moran on what makes us human: Sorry, snow monkeys – we win
By Caitlin Moran - 27 June 9:39

Continuing our What Makes Us Human series, Caitlin Moran says that having fun - and having access to fluffy towels - makes all the difference.

Would you swim in China's rivers?
By Sam Geall - 24 June 12:15

A burgeoning popular interest in China's ecological problems has led to citizens trying to win greater oversight of environmental decision-making.

Will Edward Snowden be given a fair hearing?
By Michael Bochenek - 22 June 11:18

Far from committing an act of treason, as several top US lawmakers have suggested, by all appearances the NSA whistleblower has done a public service.

Why is science doing so poorly in the fight against cancer?
By Michael Brooks - 20 June 11:07

We all know that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the outcome to change is a mark of insanity. It's time for some fresh ideas on cancer research.

Learning the locusts’ lesson
By John Burnside - 20 June 9:49

We depend on insects for our existence, yet we abuse them casually.

Facebook
If Facebook is serious about gender-based hate, why is it still hosting revenge porn?
By Frances Ryan - 18 June 14:08

Want to get back at your girlfriend for leaving you? Upload a photo she gave you in private and let strangers help you abuse her. Facebook won't do anything about it.

Wanting to protect children from online porn has nothing to do with social conservatism
By John Carr - 17 June 15:47

Too many people have fallen for the myth that any attempt to control the internet is bad.

A CCTV camera watches over festive Christmas lights
Laurie Penny on psychology: if you live in a surveillance state for long enough, you create a censor in your head
By Laurie Penny - 17 June 8:18

There is a significant psychological price to being constantly aware of the variety of ways in which your activity might be tracked.

It’s all gone pear-shaped
By Michael Brooks - 14 June 13:42

The Higgs boson was small beer. Exploring the properties of the fruit-shaped nucleus could finally reveal the reason for our existence.

New Statesman
Completing the PRISM jigsaw puzzle
By Alex Hern - 13 June 14:16

The NSA takes such great quantities of data legally that it has built a system to manage it.

A woman looks at pornographic videos and DVDs
Laurie Penny on the porn debate: the genie of unlimited filth is out of the bottle and no law can stop us polishing our lamps
By Laurie Penny - 13 June 12:18

The worst thing about this debate is that it turns a real-world, complex problem into a simple moral choice.

The three most important things you missed in the Apple keynote
By Alex Hern - 11 June 10:38

The signals sent below the watermark.

A tree.
Our ash trees are dying, but don't despair: catastrophes are natural events in the lives of trees
By Richard Mabey - 07 June 12:44

Dutch elm disease is a tragic thing to watch, but we shouldn't be too gloomy. Woody vegetation responds, adapts, regroups. What emerges in its recovery stage may not be the same as before, but it will always be a vital, dynamic, arboreal community.

Lee Smolin.
The time of your life
By Michael Brooks - 06 June 15:41

A discussion with Lee Smolin.

Squeamishness costs lives: Why the world needs better loos
By Helen Lewis - 05 June 10:54

Somehow I don’t think I’ll get many takers for my next Faeces Are A Feminist Issue rally.

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