We May Soon Be Able to Wipe Out Mosquitos – But at What Cost?
New technology might allow for a manmade extinction of the malaria-carrying pest.
Europe Faces a Populist Takeover at the Next EU Election
The Brussels bubble is on a collision course with the part of Europe's electorate that hates it.
Who Should the UK Blame for the Whole Brexit Thing?
We list the most culpable people and things.
Eight Days to Go: What the Fuck Is Going On with Brexit?
Theresa May addressed the nation yesterday to say that the mess is everyone's fault but hers.
The Truth and Lies Issue
How a Young Girl's Death in 2000 Gave Birth to an Urban Legend
On July 1, in a tiny English village, eight-year-old Sarah Payne was playing with her brothers and sister in a country lane. Then she wasn’t. The media panic that followed is a case study in how urban legends are born and spread.
Six Highly Unlikely Brexit Outcomes – One of Which Must Happen This Week
As the clock keeps ticking, there's a hat-trick of Brexit votes in Parliament this week.
Forget What You've Heard: A Second Brexit Referendum Still Won't Happen
Forcing one would be electoral suicide.
The Strange Story of the Lab Mouse Bred to Die
The "Oncomouse" was developed to help scientists cure cancer. The catch is that it develops breast cancer six months into its existence.
Theresa May Managed to Cling On – Here's What Comes Next
She might be bolstered by winning the vote of no confidence, but her authority is still ebbing away.
What the Theresa May Vote of No Confidence Means for Brexit
Could the UK's Conservative Party even hold a leadership election right now?
The Dirty Story of How Big Tobacco Was Brought Down to Size
This month is the 20th anniversary of a deal that changed the face of smoking – and prompted a bunch of dirty tactics from the tobacco companies in the process.
The Saga of the British Man Cracking Down On 'Fake Homelessness'
Ashley Sims is convinced that "professional beggars" are taking over his hometown.