A quarterly journal of ideas, science and culture from the Rationalist Association
The story of cosmic background radiation is a classic example of the chaotic way in which scientific discoveries occur.
As always, the devil is in the detail.Read more
Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, discusses her new book, on the importance of fiction to democracy.Read more
The last year has seen a proliferation of TV shows exploring the different facets of loss, from the intimate to the metaphysical.Read more
Our histories are similar, but they are not the same.Read more
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