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

"The Breakthrough Prizes will have a distorting effect on science", Guardian 24 June 2014. Available here.

"Five ways to become invisible", Observer 19 July 2014. Available here.

"The dream of invisibility", Guardian 26 July 2014. Available here.

"When science plays God? It's only natural", Guardian 26 February 2015. Available here.

"Scientists got it wrong on gravitational waves. So what?" Guardian 26 September 2014. Available here.

"When the music ends", Nature 515, 458 (2014). Available here.

"There is no gene for everything", Prospect December 2014. Available here.

"Why physicists make up stories in the dark", Nautilus 6 March 2014. Available here.

"First waves create Nobel certainty" [hah!], Prospect April 2014. Available here.

"Machine envy", Aeon 7 January 2014. Available here.

"If you were a mathematician, which problems would you set out to solve?", Prospect February 2014. Available here.

"Can we build a quantum computer?", Prospect December 2013. See here.

Scientific controversies: three articles in La Recherche, August 2013. In French: but see here.

"Gene machines", Prospect, July 2013. Available here.

“Making good: the art of repair”, Aeon 29 May 2013. Available here.

“Curse of cursive handwriting”, Prospect, March 2013. Available here.

“Small things”, Aeon 15 February 2013. Available here.

“Pull an image from nowhere”, New Scientist 5 February 2013. Available here.

“No hurricane tonight”, Prospect p. 58-59, February 2013.

“Don’t expect graphene to perform miracles”, Guardian 29 December 2012. Available here.

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