Niall Ferguson in Mumbai, 2011. The British historian is critical of what he calls the ‘Davos syndrome’ of focusing on the threat of climate change to the exclusion of everything else. Photograph Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The day after I speak to historian Niall Ferguson, Dominic Cummings appears at a House of Commons committee, where he recalls the words of UK deputy c(...)

Structural methods could have proved to be inflexible just at the point where managers needed to bend them. Illustration: John Holcroft/Ikon/Getty

Managers are often derided as martinets, bunglers or bureaucrats. Chief executives are applauded when they promise to “sweep out layers of management”(...)

Many of us are suffering from “Zoom gloom” and, keen to start seeing each other face to face again, simply done with being online. Photograph: iStock

You’re frozen. You’re back. Sorry, what was that? Whether you’re using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or one of the many other video-conferencin(...)

Megan Rapinoe of the US celebrates scoring their second goal against Spain in the Women’s World Cup round of 16 match  at  Stade Auguste-Delaune in  Reims, France, on June 24th, 2019. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

What do Elena Delle Donne, Kevin Durant, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others have in common? Well, as of last week, they have all invested money into (...)

In this kind of human DNA editing, genetic effects are passed on from one generation to the next. Illustration: iStock

On November 25th, 2018, Henry Greely turned on his computer to find an email which read “Crispr babies”. The mail was a link to a story at the MIT Tec(...)

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

As Irish hand-wringing continues over US treasury secretary Janet Yellen’s proposals for a global minimum tax rate and larger US domestic taxes on mul(...)

Robinhood’s platform allows users to make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, exchange-traded funds, options and cryptocurrencies. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/ AFP via Getty Images

Robinhood Markets Inc, the online brokerage at the center of the historic retail trading frenzy that gripped Wall Street this year, has confidentiall(...)

You have to work harder cognitively during a video chat than you’d have to in real life, research indicates.

A year into this pandemic, I think it’s safe to say that few of us are enthusiastic users of videoconferencing technologies. Oh, sure, we appreciate (...)

Padraig Maher, Marie Therese Maher and Barry McCann of Nua Surgical. Photograph: Philip Magowan / PressEye

About 29 million babies are delivered by Caesarean section (C-section) every year, making it the most frequently performed major surgery in the world.(...)

 Unless the Covid-19 recovery directs investments in clean energy  emissions ‘will likely start increasing again within a few years’, the authors note. File photograph: Getty

Despite 64 countries cutting carbon emissions associated with fossil fuels during the 2016-2019 period, the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfol(...)

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