The advent of steam transformed the fishing industry after 500 years of trawling by sail. But overfishing and declining stocks put the British industry at loggerheads with that of other nations.
Long read: How nature is fighting our attempts to use biohacking to live forever.
I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.
An audio version of a long read article on the history of infertility, 40 years after the first baby was born via IVF.
This episode of the In Depth Out Loud podcast outlines the importance of finding a way to remove the inequalities promoted by modern science.
This is the audio version of an in depth article from The Conversation, which explores the ethics of transhumanism.
It's 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby. But our long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.
The audio version of an in depth article from The Conversation, which explores how antisemitism today is carved from and sustained by powerful precedents and inherited stereotypes.
A long read on how science's dark imperial past still shapes research today – and what to do about it.
A long read on how nerve agents were developed – and used in an attack on a former Russian spy on the streets of Salisbury.
Antisemitic incidents are on the rise across the globe. To understand this modern hatred we need to look into the past and understand its origins.
The audio version of a long read on stalling life expectancy in the UK.
Since its invention, the IQ test has generated strong arguments in support of – and against – its use.
Listen to the fascinating in-depth story of the decriminalisation of gay sex in Britain.
The latest episode of The Conversation's In Depth, Out Loud podcast, in which we read out a selection of long form stories.
Life expectancy has been steadily improving in the UK for 110 years. Until now.
In this first episode of In Depth, Out Loud: an audio version of long form stories, a look at the cult of the Kim family.
Although some experts still disagree about the cause of Prince Albert's untimely demise, the most likely culprit seems to be the bacterium Salmonella typhi.
An obscure technology from the past has the potential to change the world's future.
All the signs were there when I was living in Myanmar at the rosiest moment in the transition to democracy.