David Bainbridge sees the evolution of middle age as central to our species' success.
David Bainbridge: Celebrating Middle Age
Angela Saini: Throwaway Technology
Science writer Angela Saini celebrates being a late adopter of new technology.
David Perks: Re-thinking Science in Schools
Physics teacher David Perks says current science teaching is short-changing children.
Anthony McGowan: Seeing Ourselves as Villains
Author Anthony McGowan thinks we should see ourselves as villains, not heroes.
James Lange: YouTube and Scientific Research
James Lange argues that YouTube videos can be a vital tool for sociology - and science.
Tim Smit: Britain's Not Broken
Tim Smit argues that if we learn to trust one another, Britain could be great again.
Paul Flatters: Childhood is Better Than Ever
Social trends analyst Paul Flatters argues that childhood today is better than ever before
Judith Clegg: Pay it Forward
Judith Clegg argues that start-up culture can make the world a dramatically better place.
Clare Allan: Liberation Through Lies
Novelist Clare Allan asks why lying gets such a bad press.
Gerard Darby: Science and Creativity
Writer Gerard Darby argues that creativity is just as vital as science in education.
Bali Rai: Stop Talking About Race
Author Bali Rai argues that stopping talking about race is the best way to stop racism.
Gordon Bridger: Re-thinking Foreign Aid
Economist Gordon Bridger says we should change the way in which we spend overseas aid.
Rob Hopkins: Sustainability and Community
Rob Hopkins argues for a new approach to energy, society and our surroundings.
Robin Gorna: Are We Losing the Fight Against AIDS?
Robin Gorna fears the world is losing the political will to deal with the problem of AIDS.
Ethics of taking Good from Evil
The ethics of today's surgeons using a Nazi guide to human anatomy.
What are young people writing and reading?
A special edition of Open Book from the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
A special edition of Open Book recorded at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The best of BBC Radio this week with broadcaster Liz Barclay.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.