Atheists and homosexuals were called perverts once. Why do we still see perversion where no harm is done?
The play deficit
Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never grow up
The Death Café
Death has become too sanitised. It needs raucous laughter and a little bit of living to make it real again
My father rescued me time after time when I was lost in addiction. What kind of father will I be for my new daughter?
How the light gets out
Consciousness is the ‘hard problem’, the mystery that confounds science and philosophy. Has a new theory cracked it?
Where's the male Pill?
Many promising male contraceptives are in development, but none has come to market. So why has it taken so long?
If a cat could talk
Felines walk the line between familiar and strange. We stroke them and they purr, then in a trice they pounce
The crystalline wall
Shyness is a part of being human. The world would be a more insipid, less creative place without it
Two lands in my mind
Imaginary friends can seem to have a life of their own. Where do they go when their human creators grow up?