Science and technology
Science and technology
9 April 2018

Who’s afraid of automation?

Yes, robots will replace existing jobs, but they’ll create new ones too.

29 March 2018

The Cambridge Analytica story is looking thinner by the day

The Observer thinks it has a smoking gun – it’s more a damp squib.

21 March 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal: an elitist delusion

Voters didn't need a 'mindfucking machine' to reject Washington and Brussels.

20 March 2018

Stephen Hawking: a heroic intellect

His incredible personal story shouldn't eclipse his intellectual achievement.

31 January 2018

Three cheers for China’s cloned monkeys

The cloning of primates is a great scientific breakthrough.

11 January 2018

Switch off your kids’ phones and let them play outside

The problem isn't ‘smartphone addiction’ – it’s that kids are coddled.

21 December 2017

No, Facebook isn’t ‘ripping society apart’

Why social-media execs cannot see the potential in their own creations.

8 December 2017

Bitcoin: don’t believe the hype

The cryptocurrency is only good for making an easy buck.

25 September 2017

Uberphobia: when anti-capitalism turns ugly

The nasty prejudices behind the celebration of Uber’s troubles.

12 September 2017

Beware greens’ scaremongering

Extreme weather is less of a threat than it ever has been.