Science & Technology
Scientists are making advances in gene editing, as a new experiment proves. But some of the reporting has been dire—let’s all calm down
This ban on polluting vehicles proves the green revolution is coming—businesses must adapt, and fast
Bryony Worthington / July 28, 2017
The government is clearly justified in making the announcement—the ban will clean up our air and help tackle global warming. But the real change is only just beginning
Who gets to design the future? Silicon Valley's unoriginal "inventions" should prompt us to reconsider
Samuel Palin / July 20, 2017
Tech companies are reinventing the past. So is the future in the wrong hands?
The 12th edition of Prospect's monthly podcast
Gareth Redmond-King / July 14, 2017
France will aim for carbon neutrality by 2050—with the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles banned by 2040. Where's the UK's ambition?
Bryan Glick / July 7, 2017
Digital chiefs in other Whitehall departments privately describe Verify as "a disaster"
Angela Saini / July 6, 2017
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy and Patricia Gowaty were pioneers. Yet their work is still contentious—and their contribution all too often ignored
The ability to analyse people’s genetic constitutions will transform cancer care over the coming years. But to make the most of the technology, highly sensitive data will need to be shared. That...
Did Darwin miss something? The 100-year-old book that rivalled “The Origin of Species”—and still shapes science today
Philip Ball / June 29, 2017
In “On Growth and Form,” D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson argued that organisms are shaped less by adaptive evolutionary function and more by deep mathematical laws. To understand his argument, you...
Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman / May 19, 2017
They can partner with software companies—but may end up following their lead