27 January 2017

Exploding myths of gender

Cordelia Fine’s excellent new book takes apart the idea that male and female behaviours are determined by evolution.

8 August 2016

PrEP: a boon to HIV prevention

Ignore the naysayers – this is a huge breakthrough.

8 June 2016

Why pig-human organs are nothing to fear

Official squeamishness is holding medical science back.

6 January 2016

The college where thinking is still allowed

Shimer College confounds its critics, but impresses Stuart Derbyshire.

10 December 2014

Ignore the ‘plague’ panic – mankind is beating AIDS

We have pretty much tamed the AIDS virus. So why won’t we celebrate?

Books 12 September 2014

Setting the record straight on AIDS

Chris Jennings’ new book exposes the reality of the epidemic that never was.

30 October 2013

The fall and fall of Asian fertility

The unwillingness of young Asians to start families echoes a worldwide rejection of the capacity to live independently.

Latest 5 August 2013

Never mind the neuro-bollocks

Ignore the neuro-determinists: man is more than a machine.