Let science empower you

| Feb 13, 2008

Let science empower you

by Rowan Hooper

The setting: The 350-year-old Royal Society in London, whose magnificent neo-Classical base overlooks the Mall, which has Buckingham Palace at one end of the boulevard and Trafalgar Square at the other. The speaker: Lord Rees of Oxford, the Astronomer Royal. Martin Rees is the ...

Can we be forever young?

| Jan 9, 2008

Can we be forever young?

by Rowan Hooper

Jeanette Winterson’s latest novel, “The Stone Gods,” is set in the future on a distant planet whose resources have been over- exploited by colonizing humans. In Winterson’s world people can genetically “fix” themselves at whatever age they please. What age would you choose to ...