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

Review of Scale by Geoffrey West, Nature 545, 154 (2017). Available here.

Written for the official announcement of the 2017 Abel Prize in mathematics. Available here.

A review of an exhibition by Tomás Saraceno in Buenos Aires, Nature 543, 314 (2017). Available here.

A feature article in Chemistry World, March 2017. Available to subscribers here.

Review of Electricity, an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London. The Lancet 389, 999; 2017. Available here.

Review of The Life Project by Helen Pearson. The Lancet 387, 836; 2016. Available here.

Review of an exhibition on DIY science at the Science Museum, London. The Lancet 388, 554; 2016. Available here.

Review of a How To Be Good, a book on the ethics of moral enhancement. The Lancet 388, 120; 2016. Available here.

An interview with Kathy Niakan. The Lancet 387, 935; 2016. Available here.

From the homunculus to synthetic biology. An article in Distillations, Spring 2016. Available here.

In retrospect: on John Dalton's seminal book. Nature 537, 32; 1 September 2016. Available here.

Reviews of two new books on light. Nature 530, 278; 18 February 2016. Available here.

Review of an exhibition on John Dee, in Nature 529, 464; 28 January 2016. Available here.

"No result, no problem": on the pros and cons of publishing null results. Physics World, May 2016. Available here.

"How human sacrifice propped up the social order", Nature online news, 4 April 2016. Available here.

"Review of MEL chemistry sets", Chemistry World online, December 2015. Available here.

"Why synthesize?", Nature 528, 327-329 (2015). Available here.

"Throwing the book at bad ideas", Physics World December 2015. Available here.

"From academic discovery to industrial applications: innovation and success in materials science and engineering", MRS Bulletin 40(12), 1177-1187 (December 2015). Available here.

"Navigating chemical space", Chemistry World 29 September 2015. Available here.

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"All set for chemistry", Chemistry World June 2015, p46-49.
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P. Ball & J. E. Hallsworth, "Water structure and chaotropicity: their uses and abuses", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 8297-8305 (2015).
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