The media column - Peter Wilby gives a science lesson
By Peter Wilby - 29 August 13:00

My advice to journalists is the same as that given to Woodward and Bernstein at the start of the Wat

There has to be a better way to go
By Michela Wrong - 22 August 13:00

The one thing we can be sure of is our own death. So why do we often make such a mess of it, asks M

NS Essay - 'The future of the human race depends on public spaces. They are the starting point for all community, commerce and democracy'
By Jay Walljasper - 15 August 13:00

People have withdrawn from the public realm in this era of rampant traffic and overblown security me

Civilisation goes down the pan
By Simon Busch - 08 August 13:00

Observations on the World Toilet Summit

Autism: the mercury trail
By Margaret Cook - 08 August 13:00

Powerful evidence points to a preservative in vaccines as the likely culprit

NS interview - Patricia Hewitt
By John Kampfner - 25 July 13:00

'People need to stand up against the perverted form of Islam that a minority of Muslims wants to imp

Tea and cakes and substance abuse
By Maggie Brown - 25 July 13:00

At £550 a day, little wonder that the Priory's Home Counties branches feel more country-house hotel

Pandora's box
By Marek Kohn - 18 July 13:00

Before the Fallout: the human chain reaction from Marie Curie to Hiroshima

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NS interview - Ed Mayo
By Ellie Levenson - 18 July 13:00

Jamie Oliver is a candidate for sainthood, says the chief executive of the National Consumer Council

Don't believe what you read
By William Skidelsky - 18 July 13:00

Food for thought: panic attacks

Hippy days
By Craig Sams - 18 July 13:00

It used to be the domain of the alternative people. But, says Craig Sams, healthy eating is now firm

Creating sustainable health systems
By Staff blogger - 11 July 13:00

Round-table supplement.

Only fair
By Martin O'Neill - 11 July 13:00

Why Social Justice Matters

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We all have personality disorders now
By Nick Cohen - 11 July 13:00

If you're happy or sad, neat or messy, outgoing or withdrawn, you've got a symptom. Nick Cohen argue

The web of meaninglessness
By Theodore Dalrymple - 11 July 13:00

Observations on the NHS

By Stephen Davis - 27 June 13:00

Despite the government's anti-smoking bluster, the big tobacco companies live a charmed life in Brit

Fears, phobias and facts
By Staff blogger - 20 June 13:00

How risky is the real world?

The veg that dare not speak its name
By Dea Birkett - 06 June 13:00

A new cartoon show about hungry elves is meant to sell healthy eating to kids, but Dea Birkett finds

Heart of the matter
By Margaret Cook - 06 June 13:00

Cholesterol is a killer - or is it? Margaret Cook reveals how the drugs market flourishes on misinfo

Why real men can't eat quiche
By Viv Groskop - 23 May 13:00

It's the latest trend - behind every dieting woman there's a calorie-counting man

Not just a game for the boys
By Ruth Sheldon - 23 May 13:00

Observations on sudoku

Rise of the Botox Battleaxe
By Cayte Williams - 16 May 13:00

Observations on shopping rage

Haven't we all got enough on our plates?
By Rob Blackhurst - 09 May 13:00

Election: the future - power to the people. Rob Blackhurst prefers centralised control freakery to t

Never trust a woman
By Sandra Barwick - 09 May 13:00

Election: the campaign. The female vote was cynically "wooed", but not ever taken seriously

Andrew Billen - Baby blues
By Andrew Billen - 25 April 13:00

Television - An IVF mix-up makes for a tear-jerking custody drama, writes Andrew Billen

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One in the eye for us all
By David Nicholson-Lord - 25 April 13:00

Observations on spitting

Labour can beat the fear factor
By Staff blogger - 25 April 13:00

In an ideal world, democratic elections would be characterised by a kind of Socratic dialogue. Rival politicians would put forward cogent arguments, quoting unadorned and carefully sourced facts. Questioners would seek further details and probe weaknesses.

Tabloid tries to save our youth
By P J White - 18 April 13:00

Observations on drugs

Nightmare on Downing Street
By John Kampfner - 18 April 13:00

If the Conservatives under Michael Howard really did win the keys to No 10 next month, what kind of