NS Essay - 'As oil ceases to be cheap and reserves start to deplete, we will be left with an enormous surplus population that the earth will not support'
By James Howard Kunstler - 01 August 13:00

Somehow we have persuaded ourselves that fossil fuels will never run out. But they will, and much so

Falling foul of the techno-trap
By Nick Cohen - 01 August 13:00

When it comes to fighting crime, technology can hinder more than it helps, insists Nick Cohen

Confronting the perpetrators
By H Strang, C Gill and L Sherman - 01 August 13:00

Restorative justice puts criminals face to face with their victims, but does it work, ask <strong>He

Fighting the wrong battle
By William Davies - 25 July 13:00

Soundbytes on innovation

It's a fine mess we're in
By Bill Thompson - 25 July 13:00

Soundbytes on the World Wide Web

Searching for direction
By Kathryn Corrick - 25 July 13:00

Supplement leader

A new world view
By Tom Armitage - 25 July 13:00

Soundbytes on locational technology

Games lessons get serious
By Iain Simons - 25 July 13:00

Soundbytes on education

Rewriting rights
By Becky Hogge - 25 July 13:00

Soundbytes on Creative Commons

NS Essay - 'Religious radicals want to limit our freedoms, so to curb free speech is to give them exactly what they want'
By A C Grayling - 18 July 13:00

After the events of 7 July, the proposed law to criminalise incitement to racial hatred is even more

NS Essay - 'The importance of loyalty to an idea is not just a matter of personal conscience. It is a requirement of genuine democracy'
By Roy Hattersley - 11 July 13:00

When Tony Blair accused him of disloyalty, Roy Hattersley was inclined to let it go. Then he saw tha

Over the sea to Skye
By Natalie Brierley - 27 June 13:00

Scotland knows that its future lies in broadband, but it must not forget the islands. Natalie Brierl

By Stephen Davis - 27 June 13:00

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

Not quite the last word
By Mark Seddon - 13 June 13:00

Observations on Marx

Worlds apart
By Iain Simons - 13 June 13:00

Video games - Forget the predictable consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Iain Simons finds a higher le

Deeds not words
By Diane Atkinson - 06 June 13:00

On the anniversary of Emily Wilding Davison's fatal Derby Day protest, Diane Atkinson suggests there

NS Essay - 'From Churchill to Macmillan on to Thatcher and Blair, British leaders have encouraged the idea that we can still be a global player. It is a fantasy'
By John Gray - 06 June 13:00

New Labour prides itself on "thinking the unthinkable", but its policies are still guided by the sta

When the eyes don't have it
By Christina Zaba - 30 May 13:00

With its built-in iris measurements and fingerprints, the high-tech ID card is held up by the govern

NS Essay -'If Beethoven had been subject to the EU working hours limit he wouldn't have got further than the Fourth Symphony'
By Richard Reeves - 30 May 13:00

Britons see work as more central to their lives than other Europeans - and this is assumed to be a b

The nuclear charm offensive
By Jonathan Leake - 23 May 13:00

We are all being taken in by a carefully planned public relations strategy. Its mission: to push nuc

Too angry to vote
By Kathryn Corrick - 25 April 13:00

Election views - online

A simple prank by a 13-year-old. Now her genetic records are on the National DNA Database for ever
By Tom Wall - 25 April 13:00

Britain commands greater powers than any other state to obtain, use and store genetic information. R

Suzanne Moore: Extremism in Ipswich
By Suzanne Moore - 25 April 13:00

If al-Qaeda had been around when I was growing up in Ipswich, I would have joined it.

Bring back stinks and bangs!
By Robin McKie - 18 April 13:00

Children's scientific curiosity is being stifled by teachers' fear of safety regulations and court a

Tangled web for ex-MPs
By Kathryn Corrick - 18 April 13:00

Election views - online

NS Essay - Does sex make us happy? Don't talk about it . . .
By Richard Reeves - 28 March 13:00

Our satisfaction in bed is not rising in relation to the public obsession with open sexuality - in f

Blood and gore on the web
By Rachel Halliburton - 28 March 13:00

Observations on teenage cults