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"Chemical history in bite-sized pieces" (review of William Brock’s The Case of the Poisonous Socks: Tales from Chemistry), Nature Chemistry 4, 3 (2012)

"Wind on the lakes", MRS Bulletin 36, 969-970 (2011).

"In Retrospect: On the Six-Cornered Snowflake", Nature 480, 455 (2011). Available here.

"Crisis response: The new history", Nature 480, 447-448 (2011). Available here.

"The dawn of quantum biology", Nature 474, 272-274 (2011). Available here.

"Musical intelligence" [interview with composer Eduardo Reck Miranda], Nature 474, 35 (2011). Available here.

"The chief designer" [review of the play "Little Eagles"], Nature 473, 282 (2011). Available here.

"A sticky end?", Chemistry World August 2011.

"France’s nuclear power program continues in force", MRS Bulletin 36, 418-420, June 2011.

"Newton’s rainbow" [review of "Let Newton Be"], Nature 472, 168 (2011).

"A monstrous tale" [review of "Frankenstein"], Nature 471, 447 (2011). Available here

"Attack of the killer fungi", [review of Spiral by Paul McEuen], Nature 471, 163 (2011). Available here.

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"Pauling's primer", Nature 468, 1036 (2010)

"How sunlight became a commodity in Germany", MRS Bulletin Energy Quarterly, September 2010, p.654-655.

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"Feynman's fancy", Chemistry World 58-62 (January 2009). Full article here.

"The physics of sand dunes", Nature 457, 1084 (2009).

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