Spare liver, anyone? No longer an absurd question
The developing ability of scientists to grow human organs in the lab is leading many experts to predict a new age of unlimited replacement items for the human body.
Army chief gets the boot, as Afghan war heats up
A change at the top signals a new approach to the war in Afghanistan. But can this battle really be won? And should we be fighting at all?
The cruellest cut — or a brave new world?
Beneath the endless gloomy headlines about job losses and closures there lurks an ideological argument about the role of the state in the future of Britain.
The World Cup — can it be worth all the fuss?
Should the eye-watering sums spent on the planet’s biggest event – not to mention the time and effort that goes into it – be diverted to more worthwhile causes?
Oil pollution: best when out of sight and out of mind
The BP oil leak off the coast of America has led Barack Obama to crack down on offshore drilling. But does this mean even worse pollution in other parts of the world?