The government's Snoopers' Charter didn't permit blanket indiscriminate data retention, the Court of Appeal recently ruled. I strongly disagree.
Why use bullets when you have crayons?
A California judge ruled coffee should carry a cancer warning label but the evidence says something very different.
AI seems able to answer questions at the heart of humanitarianism – questions such as who we should save, and how to be effective at scale.
Indigenous communities lived in the Amazon for thousands of years without chopping down their forests.
When it comes to neuroscience, there's no such thing as an 'average' teenager.
Elections are easy to rig, and they give authoritarian leaders a veneer of legitimacy they badly need.
Millennials can't count on MPs to act in their interest – unless more of them take to the ballot box.
Europe loses as many trees to storms each year as Poland produces in timber. Until now, the models for predicting which trees are at risk have not been good enough.
Research shows that it's all about choice, not exclusivity, when it comes to finding a perfect match.
A new study in rats adds to the evidence that artificial sweeteners may be bad for your health.
As the UK and US retreat from the global scene, Germany is ready to step up to preserve the liberal international order and is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.
The UK media failed to challenge the government narrative of austerity despite its failure to revive the economy.
Do we need a code of conduct to clarify issues around sexual harassment or worse in the workplace or zero tolerance to send the right message?
They're silly, but the singer's statement pants are an important comment on female storytelling.
Monarchs and prime ministers have spent centuries working out which decisions need to be made in public.
The risk of heart attack and stroke is increased for women with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, and for men with psoriasis.
Brexit Britain should be especially concerned.
The after effects of brain injury can turn lives upside down.
Red spots suggest Mercury may have formed far away from the sun.
Sweden's smart road allows electric cars to charge in motion. But alternative technologies might be a better option.
Most recreational users get their drugs from 'social suppliers'. Law enforcement should concentrate on organised crime instead.
Why does childcare work have such a status problem in Britain?
Yet plastic itself isn't inherently evil as sometimes the environmental benefits outweigh the costs. So how to tell good plastic from bad?
The problem of antimicrobial resistance won't go away as long as people in poor countries don't have access to clean water.