Daniel Jackson

Can the liberal worldview survive?

15 November 2016 16:19

There is a latent consensus among political scientists and highbrow columnists that the liberal era is over and that, following…

Atheists are embracing Gods and creationism

8 June 2016 10:41

Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor and entrepreneur, the twenty-first century’s answer to Howard Hughes, believes we are living in a…

There’s a reason why Prince didn’t release his archive – most of it isn’t very good

6 May 2016 16:38

Prince’s vast archive of unreleased music is legendary. The ‘vault’ in Paisley Park, the late musician’s home-cum-studio complex in suburban…

Spain has just experienced a very modern revolution

21 December 2015 9:10

Graffiti artists have added social commentary to many of the billboard advertisements in Madrid, and election campaign posters are no…

Labour, Prince Charles and homeopathic quacks: Andy Burnham has some explaining to do

5 June 2015 13:13

Obfuscation is an important tool in the kit of any snake oil salesman, which helps to explain why the Royal…

Big Tobacco and the smugglers: do you believe this conspiracy theory?

3 June 2015 19:04

In an information sheet on its website, the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association draws a link between the illegal cigarette trade and prostitution,…

The Stalinist logic behind the SNP’s approach to education

28 May 2015 10:45

Early in the campaign for Scottish independence the SNP commissioned a party political broadcast called Two Futures. It told the…

Why are ordinary British women blowing their savings on gruesome facelifts?

26 May 2015 15:29

A ‘jobless mother of four’ from Cumbria has jetted off to Budapest for another round of cosmetic surgery. Andrea Dalzell has…

Dying Without Dignity: a report on end-of-life care that shames the NHS

20 May 2015 7:18

The name says it all. ‘Dying Without Dignity’ is the parliamentary health ombudsman’s report into over 300 complaints of the neglect of…

Jonny Wilkinson

Worried about your weight? Check your waistline, not the bathroom scales

19 May 2015 20:34

If you’ve glanced at a newspaper in the last few months you’ll have noticed that obesity is public health enemy number…

Women drivers could force a draconian drink-driving limit on us. Why not set a higher limit for men?

19 May 2015 12:15

Drink-driving is back. Which isn’t to say it’s on the rise – quite the contrary –but it’s high on the agenda…

Horrible diseases are being ‘edited out’ of the human body

18 May 2015 22:15

Some exciting news about the future of medicine was announced today. Unfortunately, you really need a degree in biochemistry –…

New gene therapy for heart disease and diabetes: how will hypochondriacs react?

18 May 2015 11:12

The drugs giant AstraZeneca (AZ) has signed a deal with heart researchers in Canada which pushes forward the project to…

Scotland is on the verge of becoming a one-party state

5 May 2015 11:41

My constituency is one of the SNP’s most coveted prizes. If they win in Midlothian they can win almost anywhere.…

Apple and IBM may just have changed the future of personalised medicine

14 April 2015 22:14

As the FT reports, Apple and IBM have got into bed together. The deal they’ve struck has major implications for…

Low income damages children’s brains, says study. If so, that’s a tragedy

2 April 2015 13:12

The link between wealth and attainment is a subject that’s close to my heart, or perhaps more accurately my cerebral…

Why liberals want us to act like children

31 March 2015 9:05

Have you noticed how often adults – particularly of the earnest, nagging variety who work in the public sector –…

Scottish nationalism is hypersensitive and insular. So is the newspaper it has spawned

20 March 2015 17:38

Last year Russia Today launched a poster campaign with a fanciful strapline: ‘This is what happens when there is no…

Telescopes in contact lenses: a brilliant idea after the fiasco of Google Glass

18 March 2015 17:38

Yesterday at SXSW, the world’s grooviest ‘interactive festival’, the head of Google X – the company’s mysterious research lab –…

Lib Dems are promising to revolutionise mental health care. This is opportunism, pure and simple

16 March 2015 17:40

Given their record in government, any sane person would regard a pledge by the Liberal Democrats with a healthy dose…

MPs back plain cigarette packets. Smokers, get over it. Or switch to pretty e-cigs

11 March 2015 14:55

MPs are voting today in favour of the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging. There hasn’t even been a debate on the…

The Apple Watch could have been a proper health-monitoring device. But the FDA won’t allow it

10 March 2015 12:33

Apple’s new smart watch, unveiled by Tim Cook yesterday, had incredible potential. But its functionality has been hindered by technical…

The Taylor Wessing Prize has no future if it continues to be so insipidly PC

17 November 2014 12:19

We know what to expect from the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Africans in tribal dress. Flame-haired girls posing with animals.…