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

“Impossible reactions”, New Scientist, p30-34, 21 January 2012. Available here.

The Critical Scientist, Guardian column, December 2011-January 2012. Available here.

"10 unsolved mysteries in chemistry", Scientific American October 2011. Available here.

"What it means to be human" (book review of a book of that title by Joanna Bourke), The Observer 7 October 2011. Available here.

"New pursuit of Schrödinger's cat", Prospect October 2011. Available here.

"In pursuit of neuroscience" (interview with Yo-Yo Ma), FT Weekend Magazine 17-18 September 2011, pp44-46. Available here.

"Is music a language?", King's Place Magazine, September-December 2011, p.34-35.

"Troubled waters", Prospect August 2011. Available here.

Review of The Reason Why by John Gribbin, The National (UAE), 3 June 2011. Available here.

"It takes more than genes to make us human", Sunday Times 12 March 2011, p.26.

"It's alive, I tell you!", New Scientist 12 February 2011, p.30-31.

"Playing God", New Humanist Jan/Feb 2011, p.14-16.

"Model citizens: building SimEarth", New Scientist 4 November 2010. Link here.

"Making a better world", Prospect October 2010, p.62-63.

"Color me blue", Calliope 21(1), September 2010, p.8-11.

"Crash-test computing", Prospect August 2010, p.58.

"Agents of change", The Economist 24 July 2010, p.70.

"Notes on the brain", Financial Times 4 June 2010. Link here.

"Harmonious minds: the hunt for universal music", New Scientist 10 May 2010. Link here.

"For sustainable architecture, think bug", New Scientist 22 February 2010. Link here.

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