Health
23 July 2009
The weeks since the world was jolted by the news that pandemic H1N1 - swine flu - had emerged in Mexico and was...
International Politics
30 April 2009
We saw it coming
Sci-Tech
02 April 2009
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. He then spent six days knocking together everything upon earth...
Human Rights
28 July 2003
Each second of every day, three people become infected with the malaria parasite. A child dies from the disease every...
Ideas
28 April 2003
''Mad? I'm f***ing furious." The caption beneath the photograph of a boss-eyed, knock-kneed Friesian captured something...
Ideas
31 March 2003
As a biologist, I have devoted my professional life to research aimed at countering the threat of infectious disease....
Books
01 July 2002
David Livingstone: mission and empire Andrew Ross Hambledon and London, 304pp, £19.95 David Livingstone...
Food and Drink
07 January 2002
The old zoology department at University College London, converted from an ancient Bloomsbury warehouse, was a...
Food and Drink
30 July 2001
Every 12 seconds a child dies from malaria. Almost half a billion people contract the disease annually and a couple of...
Books
28 August 2000
Mistah Kurtz lives on. Joseph Conrad, his creator, attempted to kill him off in the final pages of Heart of Darkness. T...
Culture
10 July 2000
Who at some time has not wondered what those tiny pills prescribed by a doctor actually do to us? Very few, I suspect....
Culture
27 March 2000
I can still remember the ivory paperknife I treasured as a boy. It was a gift from my Rhodesian cousins who visited...
Books
06 March 2000
In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth. For too long this has satisfied most of us in the Christian world as an...
Books
30 August 1999
Of all violations of a human's space, infection is the most nefarious. Aliens grow within us, subverting our bodies for...
Food and Drink
16 August 1999
"Am I not a fly like thee? Or art thou not a man like me?" Jonathan Weiner uses part of Blake's "The Fly" as the...

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