The first public autopsy in Britain for 170 years was greeted with reactions almost as predictable as the process of the postmortem itself. But why have the medical establishment and the media been so squeamish? Brooke Magnanti investigates. more >
On May 21, 2002 the US Librarian of congress announced that he was rejecting a draconian set of recommendations about the amount of money that should be paid to the artists and record companies whose work is broadcast via the internet. While the rejection these recommendations that would have financially cripple the growth of the fledgling internet radio can only be a good thing, the decision of what amount of money the artists and record companies should be paid is still being decided. But what is internet radio? Why is it important? And what can you do about it anyway? Grant Balfour investigates. more >
Someone points out that your blood oranges-and-balsamic vinegar salad looks like a tub of organs. You laugh. It is well known that your colleagues will die young; that's the way it is. You do not think about who will have to do their autopsies. Brooke Magnanti works in the death industry.
Nanotechnology - the transformative technology of creating man-made arrangements of atoms, also known as molecular manufacturing. more >
So what is the threat to privacy that Echelon poses, and what can we do about it. In the third part of out Echelon series, Frances Farmer gets practical. more >
The technology for these terrifying prospects is not new - the means for interception have stepped hand in hand down the aisle with the means for communication all along. more >
The first part of our Echelon series takes a look at the background of the top secret surveillance project that has the European Union in uproar. more >
IQ testing is everywhere today - but is it possible that such an accepted test could just be wrong? And more importantly, is it possible that it's not equally wrong for all? more >