‘Alice thought the whole thing very absurd’.
The release of the long list has opened the gates to the annual torrents of literary hobnobbing.
Is the sun setting on Britain’s energy ambitions?
In the long run a shift from renewables to fossil fuels will make it harder to reach emissions targets and will harm the UK's international standing.
Joining the US Navy airstrikes, are we doing enough?
Mircea Rosca from EPA
British pilots have been involved in airstrikes against Islamic State, despite a parliamentary veto.
‘Beginning and Ending’, a sculpture by David Hlongwane, stands at the entrance to the University of the Western Cape.
University of the Western Cape media office
More and more African universities are realigning themselves to tackle their countries' societal and economic problems.
Chennai Super Kings, one of the two IPL teams now suspended, has fielded cricketing giants in the past including Australia’s Matthew Haydn.
A corruption scandal in India's cricketing super league has led to the suspension of two of its teams.
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and IMF head Christine Lagarde.
Greece can learn a lot from Africa's 1980s and 1990s experience of living with structural adjustment (austerity). The damage has been long-lasting – not only on economies, but also directly on people.
Who is paying the most?
Tax burden via Orla/www.shutterstock.com
In his budget, George Osborne said that we are all in this together. A look at the evidence shows that we're not.
Commuters walk the streets after the attacks.
Crowds have the potential to provide a "fourth emergency service" - but only if we let them.
I didn’t do it!
If we start holding robots responsible for their actions – and accidents – we let their human designers and operators off the hook.
The deadline for Greece's latest payment has passed, so why is Syriza pushing ahead with a referendum?
Chris Radburn/PA Archive
A survey of party members reveals the hardest workers are also the most likely to leave.
Since its launch in 2011, South Africa’s renewable energy programme has brought a diversity of new players and sources of investment to the country.
South Africa has won global recognition for its renewable energy programme, but will it succeed in balancing the demands of financial and commercial soundness, and the transformation agenda?
Multiple approaches to alleviating poverty help cater for different contexts and groups of people.
There is no one perfect package for alleviating poverty, but there is agreement on what the elements should be. Combination and sequence of interventions varies, depending on context and beneficiaries.
Preparing for scrutiny. Wednesday’s FIFA press conference gets ready to roll.
Football's governing body and its President Sepp Blatter are used to annual meetings which run like clockwork. US and Swiss police have made sure this time it's different.
Thousands of people protested against planned cuts to science in 2010.
The UK's commitment to a referendum on EU membership could already be harming the UK's reputation in science.
Who has taken a seat?
The Conversation's hot seats series looked at the key marginals. Our panel of experts take a look at the results.
On the lookout for gullible voters.
The three marginal seats clustered around Brighton and Hove are hosting a multi-party social media brawl.
Are we ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design how we move into a new era of capitalism?
A warmer welcome for immigrants?
Smaller party leaders could push for a more generous approach if called upon to support a Labour government.
Better than A&E in many cases.
Doctors by Shutterstock
Evidence from four pilot surgeries suggest an 8% drop in A&E admissions.