Harder, better, faster, stronger

A new study has revealed that teenage girls feel too self-conscious to exercise because sweating is considered "unfeminine".

Banning The Pirate Bay: a futile gesture

The ban of the file sharing site The Pirate Bay is pointless and easily dodged. This kind of web censorship must be resisted, writes Tim Rose.

Surveillance protects us, but we need accountability

We can all agree on how poorly Her Majesty’s government’s communications wing is. Whether it’s pastygate or the Liberal Democrat contingent leaking ad nauseum in an attempt to swing discussion on the budget its way, our government has proven divided in their messaging.

Human rights are fundamental, but we are negating them for Abu Qatada

Why does this government seem quite so desperate to dispense with the Human Rights Act when it is one of the most important pieces of legislation ever passed

Cash may buy access, but access does not result in policy

With the coalition government, and the Conservative party in particular, still reeling from the latest cash for access scandal, Joshua Resoun highlights a key misconception within the current debate.

When good social media goes bad

Twitter, the social networking site, has become ubiquitous. Facebook, despite a seeming decline in interest due to the ever-increasingly pervasive nature of its set up, has long been the same.