Scientists are calling for a ban on human germline gene editing

Remember the global outrage four months ago at world-first claims a researcher had used the gene editing tool CRISPR to edit the genomes of twin...

A decentralized ‘web 3.0’ will make the internet free again

Have you recently considered deleting your Facebook account, boycotting Amazon or trying to find an alternative to Google? You wouldn’t be alone. The tech giants are invading our privacy, misusing...

Explainer: What exactly is ‘intersectionality’?

“Intersectionality” – a word most commonly used in relation to feminism – can be hard to define and easy to abuse. Still, it remains...

The future of blockchain in the energy sector

Blockchain technology is a decentralised digital ledger that keeps public but encrypted records of peer-to-peer transactions. All members of a blockchain network can verify...

Biometric Systems: Are fingerprint and face scanners secure?

Despite what every spy movie in the past 30 years would have you think, fingerprint and face scanners used to unlock your smartphone or...

New plant-focused diet would reshape the meat industry

One of the largest meat processors in the UK, supplying supermarkets across the country with beef, pork, and lamb, has launched a plant-based meat alternative....