Help for chicks to do it upright
By Golnar Motevalli - 16 August 13:00

Observations on the gender war

Why animal research is bad science
By Peter Tatchell - 09 August 13:00

The government is wrong to support vivisection - and not only because of the suffering caused to non

Feel the parsnips' pain
By Patrick West - 02 August 13:00

Patrick West, a vegetarian, argues that if we concede rights to animals, we must also allow them for

Up your street
By Tom Armitage - 26 July 13:00

Observations on civic renewal

Big ideas - Why an unequal society is an unhealthy society
By Marek Kohn - 26 July 13:00

Biology - Poor relationships and low status don't just make people envious. They also interfere with

To tag or not to tag?
By Michael Bird - 26 July 13:00

Observations on privacy

Big ideas - The race against time
By Ian Hacking - 26 July 13:00

Neuroscience - The hot money is on "brain science". Why? Because the people who hold the purse strin

Dragged into the digital age
By James Crabtree - 26 July 13:00

Ten years ago this month, the first British MP entered cyberspace. Now hundreds of politicians have

Big ideas - As long as a piece of string
By Robin McKie - 26 July 13:00

Physics - Albert Einstein (left) sought unsuccessfully for a "theory of everything" that would combi

A subculture in the cybersalons
By Alex Greenwood - 26 July 13:00

Across the internet, weblogs, forums, news groups and magazines are helping to reinvigorate civic pa

From the ground up
By Alexander Stevenson - 26 July 13:00

Whether you want to complain about trees or pay your council tax, local authorities are using new te

Big ideas - Rediscover a common cause or die
By Terry Eagleton - 26 July 13:00

Culture - We used to find unity in a shared heritage. Yet we are set on defining our difference

How to ask for a cup of tea
By Elise Castelli - 26 July 13:00

Observations on education

The UK's quiet revolution
By Kathryn Corrick - 26 July 13:00

By Kathryn Corrick, <em>NS</em> online manager

Voices from beyond the grave
By Rayne Gasper - 19 July 13:00

Observations on afterlife

New Statesman/BT round table: Cardiff - From farce to treasure trove
By Robert Colvile - 12 July 13:00

G B Shaw dismissed communications technology as ridiculous, but today, the link between profitabilit

By James Crabtree - 05 July 13:00

London's transport - Observations on technology

Where there's a will, there's a way
By Robert Colvile - 05 July 13:00

London, the country's economic motor, is powering ahead with broadband. The problem is how to ensure

Microsoft owns your sweat
By Sarah Richardson - 05 July 13:00

Observations on patents

Belfast's broad horizons
By Gavin Sheridan - 28 June 13:00

In recent times, Northern Ireland has been troubled by social exclusion. But thanks to new technolog

Blow, blow thou winter wind
By Andrew Simms - 28 June 13:00

The planet can no longer sustain our oil addiction. Renewable energies, meanwhile, hold the key to e

The philosopher as dangerous liar
By Patrick West - 28 June 13:00

Michel Foucault taught that might is right, truth is relative, and history just an interesting narra

NS Essay - Is Muslim civilisation set on a fixed course to decline?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 14 June 13:00

Wahhabism, the Saudis' brand of Islam, negates the very idea of evolution in human thought and moral

Rise of the terrorist professors
By Kevin Toolis - 14 June 13:00

Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "

Supplement leader - Whatever happened to broadband?
By Emily Mann - 31 May 13:00

It's taken a lot to convince me. All too often I have sat at my home computer, tapping on the desk, stamping on the floor, glaring at the bottom of the web browser and willing it to hurry up "Connecting", "Receiving" or "Looking for the page".

Back to school
By Kathryn Corrick - 31 May 13:00

E-learning has much to offer children, adults and the government alike

'Technology is producing less white heat than white noise, but broadband is like the jet engine'
By Richard Reeves - 31 May 13:00

Just as some people fly to Nepal and the majority go to Ibiza, so some will use bigger bandwidth to

A new kind of republic
By Simon Willis - 31 May 13:00

Experiences of connecting cities and their citizens are different around the world, but a common the

NS Essay - 'Everywhere, even in Africa, the world is running out of children'
By Phillip Longman - 31 May 13:00

Urbanisation, TV and the growing employment of women have led to steeply falling birth rates, even i

A helping hand from the state
By Michael Cross - 31 May 13:00

Broadband Britain is emerging thanks to some Nordic-style nurturing of networks to serve schools, ho