While our culture may not give two hoots for the humanity of an unwanted embryo, we can’t deny that widespread embryonic (or foetal) selection would alter society
Edited by Peter Franklin
The Deep End dives deeper in to the stories and long-term trends behind the daily news.
Bitcoin can be seen as a completely free market in which there is no hand-holding by regulators and no government bail-outs
For an example of how not to pursue reform, one need not look beyond our own shores
America – world famous for its adipose adults and chubby children – appears to have turned a corner in respect to its youngest citizens
For those countries located on the borders of Europe, there is currently no third way between membership of the EU and Russia’s embrace
Heresy of the week: The conspiracy theories are right – secret technologies really are controlling our lives
One way or another we’re interacting with systems designed to gather information about who are and what we do.
It is ridiculous that we are scrabbling around for land in the South East when the Thames Estuary is in such obvious need of regeneration
It is tempting to suggest that Burke and Paine shaped the character as well as the credo of their respective traditions
The big utilities control the grid, but the technology now exists to allow consumers to operate their own ‘microgrids’
The Department for Education has issued guidance in which running is identified as a suitable punishment for misbehaving pupils
In times of crisis, people yearn for clear and simple solutions – and there’s a certain kind of shallow, cynical politician all too willing to indulge the public mood.
Where the writ of the law runs, huge strides have been made against racism and sexism, but we’re not nearly so nice as we think we are
The choice between reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change is a false one
Among higher income groups marriage has been reinvented as a vehicle for high investment parenting
Getting investment in flood defences back on-track needn’t bankrupt the country.