Generally, acronyms should be flung on to the pyre (starting with the hideous duo of LOL and FYI), but this one's special. LDL emerged from the recent Senate hearings with Goldman Sachs, and stands for "let's discuss live".
The election campaign hasn’t been all surface effects. There’s been a bit of philosophy at times, to
The death of a great internationalist.
It's great being a physicist: we are equipped to explain everything. For any problem - traffic jams, economic meltdown, why cornflakes get stuck in the box – a physicist can pull out a set of equations that offer a solution.
As in "Cleggmania". And "Tigermania". And "Twilight-mania".
Philosophy at Middlesex University under threat.
We are living in an age when we are both able to change nature and more at its mercy than ever –– as
The Liberal Democrats understand, as the public does,
that our politics is broken. Now, the nation
There's something horribly Victorian about the phrase "maternal mortality" - the idea that giving birth is still, routinely, a life-threatening activity. But
The 18th-century philosopher Adam Smith wasn’t the free-market fundamentalist he is thought to have
The beauty industry steals women’s self-esteem and convinces us to spend unwisely in pursuit of phys
Verbs as nouns. Nouns as verbs. It's a prevailing concern. This week we take on the linguistic pothole that is Twitter. Everyone blames everything on Twitter.
The author of His Dark Materials has an imaginative sympathy with religious faith that has largely b
Politicians are right to make this an election issue.
You've probably seen the advert for BT Infinity ("The internet in an instant").
“Creationists are people who are intellectually deprived”
Why schools and universities should encourage debate on evolution -- and how this could benefit scie
Have we really sleepwalked into multicultural segregation? The poet Michael Rosen visits the reopene
Heather Brooke, the Freedom of Information campaigner and journalist who was working on the MPs' expenses scandal long before the Telegraph got its chequebook out, makes a neat point in her new book, The Silent St
Acknowledging that wickedness exists doesn’t mean you have to believe in the existence of Satan. And
When did everyone become a progressive? When did progressive become a noun? If you think this election is going to be characterised by battles over public spending, you are wrong.
A longer version of this week's NS interview
In Anton Valukis's 2,200-page, hulking loaf of a report on the Lehman Brothers collapse, two words stood out: "accounting gimmick". As gimmicks go, one involving accounting sounds dire.
New Labour wasted an unprecedented opportunity to reform Britain economically and politically and cr
Once in a while, you end up with someone as special as Rachel Corrie.
“Satire is a black-and-white programme with Dudley Moore”
It seems harmless, doesn't it? A journey. A gentle voyage on a boat. A train ride to the south coast. An ocean crossing to a new life. It seems Victorian - picnics and sandwiches, lemonade and a squalling baby. Not any more.
“Nice boys” like Nick Kent wrote about the louche stars of Seventies music in a sharp but open-minde
In a sex-smeared world, advertising is one of the grubbiest corners of our culture, finds the psychologist Linda Papadopoulos in a Home Office report on the connections between the sexualisation of young people and violence ag