A discussion with Geoffrey Carr, Science Editor of The Economist: "My guess is that we won't really understand consciousness until we have a paradigm shift--that somebody will wake up one morning and say 'Eureka'! A new wave of thought will then probably emerge, and that...

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of November 18th - 25th 2006. In this week's podcast: why the flood of money into clean energy is better news for society than for investors; the start of America's 2008 presidential race; Congo's dangerous ethnic...

A discussion with Michael Reid, Americas Editor of The Economist: "There is no longer a hegemonic single party in Mexico. It now has three main political parties, none of which has a majority. New institutions and rules have not been set up to encourage collaboration,...