Science & Technology
We may feel better about buying clothes and goods labelled "sustainable." But not only is the actual definition of the word unclear, the truth is, none of us can buy our way out of climate change
Madeleine Gabriel / February 4, 2020
Cummings sees the 1960s at ARPA as a roadmap for UK innovation. But is he drawing the wrong lessons from the agency's success?
Journalist and author Amelia Gentleman joins Prospect's Book Club to discuss her work on the Windrush scandal
The Met police's decision to use facial recognition not only harms our right to privacy—it damages our democracy, too
Adam Smith / February 3, 2020
Both the police and technology companies talk about public "consent" in their work. But what if express consent no longer has to be sought?
Haitao Guo, Guangxiang "George" Luo and Shou-Jiang Gao / January 23, 2020
Analysis of the virus initially showed similarities with other viruses from bats. But more detailed testing suggested it may have been snakes—which were sold in the Wuhan market the outbreak is...
Suchandrika Chakrabarti / January 13, 2020
It's easy to criticise modern technology. But for those of us who have lost parents, a space to share experiences is a vital comfort among the loneliness of grief
A new study prompts us to ask what in music deserves an evolutionary or physiological explanation, and what is better explained by the individual cultures we live in
A Cold War-era treaty has kept Antarctica safe for the past 60 years. But will it survive climate change?
Camilla Nichol / December 18, 2019
On a mild December day in Washington, 1959, delegates from 12 nations gathered to sign the Antarctic Treaty, putting an end to escalating geopolitical contests
Mike Hedges / December 17, 2019
We will only reduce emissions if we build energy efficient homes (Prospect's housing report is kindly sponsored by RICS, Sovereign Housing, Atkins and the Building Societies Association)
Adam Tooze / December 9, 2019
What has emerged in the UK is a fast-moving, high-tech, corporate energy transition—but the old dream of a decentralised and democratic system lives on
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