"One of our most versatile and gripping science writers." John Carey

"Reinventing Galileo" [review of the RSC’s ‘Life of Galileo’], Nature 494, 428–429 (2013). Available here.

"In retrospect: On Growth and Form" [retrospective on D’Arcy Thompson’s book], Nature 494, 32–33 (2013). Available here.

"Feeling the heat", Nature 492, 174–176 (2012). Available here and here.

"Symmetry wars" [review of I Died For Beauty by Marjorie Senechal], Nature 492, 37-38 (2012). Available here.

"Martin Fleischmann: Obituary", Nature 489, 34 (2012). Available here.

"Algorithmic rapture", Nature 488, 458 (2012). Available here.

"Impractical magic" [review of Glyn Parry’s biography of John Dee, The Arch-Conjuror of England], Nature 482, 160 (2012). Available here.

"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.

"The science of oil drilling goes deep", MRS Bulletin 35, 956-957, December 2010.

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"Why physics is not a discipline", Nautilus 21 April. Available here.