Matt Ridley

Any protest which threatens the Cenotaph is a travesty

11 November 2023 9:00 am

Every year I lay a wreath a week early, because Blyth, my nearest town, was a submarine port. Submariners were…

The new age of gullibility

7 October 2023 9:00 am

The new age of gullibility

Why won’t Greenpeace admit that wind turbines may be killing whales?

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Greenpeace’s strange silence about new dangers to whales

Science fiction: the crisis in research

12 August 2023 9:00 am

The crisis in research

Why I’m sceptical about a superconductor breakthrough

27 July 2023 2:34 am

A team of South Korean scientists has pre-printed a paper asserting that they have achieved superconductivity at room temperature and…

Letter from Latvia

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Wuhan clan: we finally know the identity of the scientists in the lab linked to Covid

24 June 2023 9:00 am

We finally know the identity of the scientists in the lab linked to Covid

Red squirrels

22 April 2023 9:00 am

My unexpected lunch with Nigel Lawson

5 April 2023 5:36 pm

When I joined the House of Lords in 2013 I soon realised that, despite its poor reputation, the place contained…

Did Covid really originate in Wuhan’s seafood market?

18 March 2023 7:40 pm

There is new evidence pointing to the origin of Covid being in the seafood market in Wuhan. That, at least,…

Who really discovered DNA’s structure?

25 February 2023 9:00 am

The tangled tale of the discovery of DNA’s structure

The Tories’ wind power delusion

3 December 2022 9:00 am

The Tories’ wind power delusion

What’s killing our birds?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

No bird species is immune from the latest virus

How to be PM: ten rules for the next Tory leader to live by

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Ten rules for the next Tory leader to live by

Has the lab leak theory really been disproved?

28 July 2022 1:19 am

The BBC carried a story this week with the headline ‘Covid origin studies say evidence points to Wuhan market’. Bizarrely…

Could a vaccine for cancer be within reach?

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Have we reached a new stage in the war against cancer?

China may be facing its greatest Covid crisis yet

26 March 2022 9:00 am

China appears not to have defeated Covid after all

Breathe easy: how respiratory viruses evolve to become milder

26 February 2022 9:00 am

How respiratory viruses evolve to become milder

Letter from Kenya

8 January 2022 9:00 am

My wife and I were lucky to escape for a long-delayed birdwatching holiday in Kenya over Christmas. To have been…

Don’t blame deforestation for the pandemic

29 December 2021 9:09 pm

With a laboratory leak in Wuhan looking more and more likely as the source of the Covid pandemic, the Chinese…

The Covid lab leak theory just got even stronger

20 November 2021 9:00 am

The lab leak theory just got even stronger

The Covid lab leak theory just got even stronger

20 November 2021 6:20 am

Two years in, there is no doubt the Covid pandemic began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. But there is…

China is using the climate as a bargaining chip

9 October 2021 9:00 am

For China, the climate is a useful bargaining chip