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

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

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

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

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

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

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 "

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

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.