Ladies' man
By Brian Cathcart - 06 February 12:00

J D Bernal: the sage of science

Andrew Brown <em>Oxford University Press, 562pp, £25</em>


Diary - Richard Dawkins
By Richard Dawkins - 30 January 12:00

Unfortunately, Ofsted gave a rave review to Tony Blair's pet city academy in Gateshead, whose head o

A wrong turning in space
By Robin McKie - 23 January 12:00

Twenty years on from Challenger, the whole space shuttle project remains a disaster

What did the squatters do for us?
By Nick Cohen - 23 January 12:00

Their primal-screaming, Trotskyist, free-love solution to a 1970s housing problem has a message for

The media column - Peter Wilby counts pervs
By Peter Wilby - 23 January 12:00

The press can just about tolerate successful and clever women, and quite likes earth mothers, but it

Driving innovation forward<br />
By Staff blogger - 16 January 12:00

A round-table discussion<br />

Analyse this
By Sebastian Harcombe - 16 January 12:00

Museums - Even now, Freud's couch has the power to bring buried memories to the surface, finds Sebas

NS Profile - Zygmunt Bauman
By Nicholas Fearn - 16 January 12:00

His concerns are consumerism, modernity and power. To some he is the greatest living sociologist. An

Technohype bites back
By David Cox - 09 January 12:00

Does your quad-band, polyphonic camphone make you feel slightly sick? It should. Our addiction to po

William Dalrymple: Christianity and Islam are not as far apart as Bin Laden and the neocons would like us to believe
By William Dalrymple - 19 December 12:00

In the year that Islamist terrorism finally reached London, when the Christian west and Islamic east are engaged in another major confrontation, there has never been a greater need for both sides to realise what they have in common.

Something familiar in the air
By Brian Cathcart - 19 December 12:00

Observations on the cloud

Traitors to the left
By Nick Cohen - 12 December 12:00

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is tying itself in knots with its position on Iran. Stick to an

NS Interview - Ruth Kelly
By Mary Riddell - 05 December 12:00

'You just have to take people on and show you're serious about creating a fair society'. Ruth Kelly

Master minds
By Michael Bywater - 28 November 12:00

What makes a genius? Certainly not going on a creativity course and learning to "think outside the b

NS Essay - 'The front line in the struggle for women's rights appears to lie in the poorest, most patriarchal, least democratic nations. In the west, it has been won'
By Racheal Walker - 28 November 12:00

. . . or so we are led to believe. The truth is more complex. Developed countries hardly offer a goo

Put away those painkillers
By Margaret Cook - 21 November 12:00

Observations on viruses

To catch a cold
By Brian Cathcart - 21 November 12:00

Observations on viruses

A very un-English practice
By Nick Cohen - 07 November 12:00

Torture is alien to our tradition, and evidence extracted by its use should never be accepted, argue

Taking their message to the malls
By Abi Foss - 07 November 12:00

Observations on ID cards

Will Britain buy the Tory make-over?
By Staff blogger - 24 October 13:00

Push me, pull me. Our politicians, it seems, get there in the end. The new Labour legend has it that Tony Blair persuaded his party, after long years of denial, that it had much to learn from Margaret Thatcher.

Brewster Kahle
By Becky Hogge - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Becky Hogge on the egghead who hopes to create a permanent record of all human knowledge

It's good to talk - even better to sell
By Richard Dowden - 17 October 13:00

Africa is changing fast. Aid and debt relief may help, but mobile phones and trade with China are pr

Aubrey Meyer
By Mark Lynas - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Does this ex-musician hold the answer to the world's climate crisis?

A new age of unreason
By Nicholas Wapshott - 17 October 13:00

Darwinism is on trial in the US again. But this time, argues Nicholas Wapshott, it's part of a wider