Where does earth end and space begin? Finding the border between the two is not as simple or scientific as you might think
The death of a fly is utterly insignificant – or it’s a catastrophe. How much should we worry about what we squash?
Stories are waves
My daughter insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl and I'm her willing conspirator in updating the classics for our times
Twitter has log cabins and Facebook has graffiti — what do the offices of tech giants tell us about the future of work?
Sleep paralysis has tormented me since childhood. But now it’s my portal to out-of-body travel and lucid dreams
I went to Kenya to report on the lives of women living in poverty and I was given back the running I thought I’d lost
Thanks to new technology, sex toys are becoming tools for connection - but will sexbots reverse that trend?
By brute force
In their blind variations of senseless combinations, artists and Bitcoin miners both reach for a kind of grace
A woman who can’t weep
For centuries a woman’s tears have been the sign of her humanity. So what happens when they dry up altogether?
Gayle Gilman, Jeff Swimmer
Struck by fandom
Between the ages of 8 and 12 many kids fall in love with a sports team, but what makes that love last a lifetime?
Ai Weiwei is back in production with his Fake studio and his team of assistants. What does art mean now to the dissident?
How sex rules our dreams
Gritty, emotional, smelly and dirty: new evidence supports Freud’s long-debunked theory that sex fuels our dreams