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.
The legitimacy of the IQ test is still hotly debated.
Private companies are increasingly challenging national space agencies in a new space race, which comes with great opportunities but also huge risks.
As despotic personality cults go, Stalin's example still leads the pack. But North Korea's ruling family have taken it to a new extreme.
Rational arguments and myth busting often won't help you change the mind of a conspiracy theorist. But there are other ways.
For over a century, British authorities have ignored the exploitation of working-class girls.