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Letters—‘Small steps’ won’t help stop the climate crisis, action can

Letters—‘Small steps’ won’t help stop the climate crisis, action can If strategies from Allegra Stratton, the prime minister’s spokesperson for the COP26 climate summit, are anything to go by then November’s meeting will do nothing to arrest environmental crisis.

Richard Lewontin—the Marxist geneticist

Richard Lewontin—the Marxist geneticist Richard Lewontin, who died aged 92 recently, was one of the most talented geneticists of his generation.

How does culture affect the human brain?

How does culture affect the human brain? John Parrington spoke to Sophie Squire about his new book Mind Shift

Vicious racist history feeds fear of Covid-19 vaccine

Vicious racist history feeds fear of Covid-19 vaccine There are fears that some black people will reject the Covid-19 vaccine. Socialist Worker looks at how abhorrent treatment at the hands of the state and doctors is to blame

The drug lords’ pandemic profit

The drug lords’ pandemic profit How did public funds meant to help us find a vaccine for coronavirus end up in the pockets of some of the richest corporations on the planet? And, why will billions of people still be without hope even when a vaccine emerges?

Herded to our deaths?

Herded to our deaths? Some scientists are debating whether herd immunity is the best way to control coronavirus spread. But Dr Jonathan Fluxman told Sadie Robinson that this method means sacrificing the vulnerable

Drug firms will cash in

30 June 2020
The coronavirus crisis is a profit-laden paradise for some pharmaceutical firms.

Science advice is shaped by politics

27 April 2020
The latest bombshell to explode in the government’s face has hit its claim to base its policy for the Covid-19 pandemic on “the science” or “the evidence”

Under capitalism vaccines are for profit, not people

17 March 2020
The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people

Drug company slammed for lottery for sick children

21 January 2020
Drugmaker Novartis has launched an international lottery for its extremely costly gene therapy Zolgensma

‘It’s not rocket science—fair pay now,’ say museums strikers

23 October 2019
Workers at Science Museums across England struck for a second time on Wednesday in a battle over pay.

Prospect members get set for walkouts

22 October 2019
Workers at two sets of museums were set to strike over pay on Thursday of this week.

Big pharma offers a bitter pill to those who need the most help

01 October 2019
Jeremy Corbyn says he wants to change how drugs companies work. Sadie Robinson looks at how pharmaceutical fat cats pile up profits while ordinary people are denied care they need

HRT: women’s inequality shapes how the menopause is treated

30 August 2019
Society’s structures—and sexism—mean women going through the menopause face many problems, including the side effects of HRT used to treat its symptoms, writes Sarah Bates

How did humans put the planet at risk?

30 July 2019
What is the Anthropocene and can it help us resist environmental destruction?

How Moon landings projected US power

16 July 2019
Were moon landings a giant leap forward for humanity, or the culmination of a growing Cold War? Gabby Thorpe boldly goes in search of the legacy of the space race

New Blade Runner film takes on ethics of artificial intelligence

10 October 2017
With stunning cinematography and a powerful plot, Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel with everything that fans will want, writes Gabby Thorpe

Westworld—gun-slinging robots turn fantasies into nightmares

18 October 2016
Westworld depicts a society where the rich pay vast amounts to take out their basest desires on a virtual reality populated by synthetic humans and animals.

Are robots taking all our jobs?

17 May 2016
As robots begin to do more of the jobs traditionally done by people, Tomáš Tengely-Evans asks if the relationship between worker and machine has fundamentally changed

Reviews round-up

23 February 2016
Leonardo da Vinci: Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum | America in Revolt: the Art of Protest at the Shapero Modern | The Glass Bead Game podcasts

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