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

How the people have made it happen
By Graeme Wearden - 31 May 13:00

Communities trapped on the wrong side of the broadband divide have handed out leaflets, created webs

Americans get a raw deal
By Mark Bearn - 31 May 13:00

High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise

That was the vote. Now for the real election
By George Monbiot - 31 May 13:00

In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have

You, too, can change your life
By Anthony Capstick - 31 May 13:00

New technology can turn work into a pleasure, get the cooker fixed quickly and even help people walk

On the political agenda
By James Crabtree - 31 May 13:00

Technology policy in an election year? Don't hold your breath. And anyway, President Bush is no techno-phile. His most coherent thought on the network society came during the 2000 race.

In through the back door
By Bill Thompson - 31 May 13:00

A host of well-armed hackers are lining up to take advantage of your computer. Bill Thompson describ

ID implants are already here
By Tom Armitage - 31 May 13:00

Observations on civil liberties

Ducking and diving
By Simon Roberts - 31 May 13:00

Broadband is a pervasive feature of some people's lives. So how exactly are they using it?

Only connect . . .
By James Crabtree - 31 May 13:00

Britain has long seemed a broadband basket-case, with low availability, high prices and a stifled ma

Time to think outside the box
By David Cox - 31 May 13:00

You could watch a show you missed while on the train, and even shape dramas to your personal tastes.

How to re-fight the Gulf wars
By Robert Colvile - 31 May 13:00

Observations on computer games

What has broadband done for you?
By Staff blogger - 31 May 13:00

Ann Widdecombe The other day I was trying to remember a poem I had learnt at school. It would have taken hours to go to the library and look it up, but with broadband I found it on the internet in less than a minute. Information is now just a tap of a keyboard away.

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".

Towards a better Britain?
By Robert Colvile - 24 May 13:00

Broadband, people say, will improve the way we work, rest and play. Robert Colvile reports on the fi

NS Essay - The belief that more education will create more equal opportunities has been proved wrong
By Richard Reeves - 24 May 13:00

Genuine meritocracy and greater social mobility are emerging as Labour's big ideas for the third ter

NS Essay - Global warming: is it already too late?
By Mark Lynas - 17 May 13:00

A forthcoming film that shows New York drowning may be based on dodgy science. But as the world gets

To know the countryside, you must live in the city
By David Nicholson-Lord - 10 May 13:00

Country folk, tradition has it, are in tune with nature. Wrong. They have long shown woeful ignoranc

Say it with flattery
By Bruce Anderson - 10 May 13:00

Observations on the BBC

The business - Patrick Hosking wonders about the Google floatation
By Patrick Hosking - 10 May 13:00

The creators of Google risk ending up like Anita Roddick, their ideals increasingly sidelined by com

NS Essay - We should have made it clear that we too were modernisers
By Roy Hattersley - 10 May 13:00

Roy Hattersley admits that Blair's critics failed to argue their own case for "modern social democra

NS Essay - Military occupation is not the road to democracy
By Robert Cooper - 03 May 13:00

Democracies are not made by written laws which can be exported as a package. They depend on unwritte

Religion: Why do we still give a damn?
By Barbara Gunnell - 03 May 13:00

In one of the world's most secular societies, ministers tremble at an archbishop's words and give cl

NS Essay - The honesty of science is being compromised at every turn
By Colin Tudge - 26 April 13:00

Can we still rely on what scientists tell us? Alas, no. Their conferences and papers are sponsored b

Why Iraqis give thanks for Bush
By Orly Halpern - 26 April 13:00

In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first

Mark Thomas goes on trial for criminal damage
By Mark Thomas - 26 April 13:00

Together with three others, I was charged with criminal damage to a minibus. We were all acquitted,

NS Essay - Friendship is the invisible thread running through society
By Richard Reeves - 19 April 13:00

Friends can give you longer life and better health. But they can also be the basis for hierarchy, so

NS Essay - Babies have now to be trained in the Protestant work ethic
By Suzanne Moore - 12 April 13:00

As parents claim the credit if their child succeeds and professionals say there's something wrong wi