Intelligence

THE LIGHTNING INSIDE US

The Music of Science: Oliver Morton admires a new book which throws light on the essence of living—and it’s all down to the flow of energy read more »
  • A DISH BORN OF FIRE

    Lipsmacking: ox in coal oil at The French in Manchester is a smoky yet sweet masterpiece. To Isabel Lloyd, it sums up the city itself read more »
  • THE TROUBLE WITH SUCCESS

    Reading the Game: for some sportsmen, it’s enough to climb the mountain once. Ed Smith thinks they might have a point read more »
  • MEETING THEIR WATERLOO

    Short Read: for his pick of the talks, and in celebration of the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, Anthony Gardner recommends Britain's largest history festival read more »
  • WHAT’S THE BEST SENSE?

    The Big Question: most of us have the fundamental five, and all of us have some that are more abstract. But which do we love best? Julian Barnes, Julie Myerson, Andrew Solomon and four others take their pick read more »
  • WHAT APPLE’S WATCH IS REALLY FOR

    A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage puts Apple's new toy through its paces, goes into space with a team of aliens and enjoys image-editing magic read more »
  • WISH UPON A SEA FLOOR

    The Music of Science: what links the depths of the ocean to the hearts of dying stars? A tiny bit of iron—and not just any old iron. Oliver Morton explains read more »