Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson's seminal work of environmental journalism changed the world. Could it happen in a world of blog chatter?
Geeks won't lie to make us feel better, which is why this call to put science into government will fail
Computer viruses are just the tip of the iceberg as the US goes all out to combat threat from China
The sci-fi author, who has died aged 91, hated ebooks, the internet and television
Big anniversaries for the Queen and the Common Book of Prayer make this journalist proud to be English
Alain de Botton's new book is completely irrelevant to those who need it most
Latin teacher's homoerotic swords-and-sandals epic wins women's fiction award
The Illumination imagines a world where a person's despair is visible as a shaft of light. What would the City boys make of that?
A book that explains the scariest part of 'free market' is the word 'free' is a must read
E.L. James may have 'raised eyebrows' around the world but her book is all about ticking the boxes of sexual perversions
Sex toy sales up and bondage classes popular thanks to mummy porn sensation
London today is a lot like London in the eighteenth century - but with surface-to-air missiles
Huge $605 million investment will help Nook compete against Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad
Cowell is deemed not interesting enough and not even nasty enough for a Tom Bower biography
If God had read 'The Righteous Mind' he might have spared Sodom and saved us a lot of trouble
Friends had expected his last book, Arguably, to be a shoo-in for the political writing award
No Pulitzer fiction contender was good enough to win - and neither are our politicians. Let anarchy rule!
Not since 1977 have Pulitzer judges dropped fiction prize because nothing was good enough
Four north Americans, including Booker Prize winner Anne Enright, vie for Orange women's fiction award
Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman is among the speakers at the Stratford Literary Festival