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Richard Thaler – the economist who gave birth to the Nudge

To mark Richard Thaler's acceptance of the Nobel Prize for Economics, here's Giles Broadbent's 2009 interview with him marking the publication of Nudge You have...

Don’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory

It starts with a company’s instruction “don’t be evil” and ends with a monopolistic marauding giant, taking content without asking, invading people’s privacy, using...

Coffin Road book review – Wind-swept crime mystery

Scotsman Peter May gives his story of amnesia texture with a journalist's eye for detail Although an accomplished all-rounder, 64-year-old Peter May made his name in television...

Book review: Our Mathematical Universe – ‘The idea is crackpot but...

Max Tegmark believes that reality is maths. Not described by maths but maths itself. It's every schoolboy's nightmare Megabrain Max Tegmark has a theory. He’s...

Book review: The Strings Of Murder – ‘Victorian Mulder and Scully...

A detective is sent to Edinburgh to examine grisly deaths that involve evisceration, violins and catgut in this intriguing new series by Oscar de Muriel Write...

Alan Turing: The Enigma – the book that inspired The Imitation...

As The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, prepares for the podium in film awards season, this comprehensive biography that inspired the film fills in the...