Do It Together Biology: The Mystery Meat Experiment Published online on the Waag Society website on Friday 22 August 2014
"Can you trust the ingredients listed on your sandwich packaging... or are you on the verge of uncovering another horsemeat scandal?"
Improving digital security with natural selection EGI.eu. Published online September 2014
"Human cryptanalysts are the best at keeping data secure. So how could a cryptanalysis program be made more like a human?"
Getting closer to quantum computing with the grid EGI.eu. Published online July 2014
"How scientists in Serbia are contributing to our understanding of Bose-Einstein Condensates and how they will lead to a new computing paradigm."
Grid computing aids battle to reduce groundwater toxicity ISGTW. Published online July 2014
"For centuries, humankind has created and harnessed various chemicals in industry and research. They are not all benign, though."
Tracking a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease EGI.eu. Published online January 2014
"The challenge is to distinguish between the normal signs of aging and the beginning of Alzheimer’s."
Virtual Space EGI.eu. Published online February 2014
"3D visualisation of the cosmos is now being carried out on unprecedented scales- and it is accessible to anyone."
Geosciences Column: Did Mediterranean salt change the global climate? Geolog. Published online June 2014.
"A variable Mediterranean salt diet could have had weighty consequences for global climate."
2012 Summer Science Exhibition
Ageing: a natural part of life or a treatable biological condition? Published online July 2012
"Feed a Drosophila melanogaster a meal high in protein, and you may feed him for a day, but keep feeding him and he won’t live as long as a fly on a low-protein diet."
2011 One Culture Festival 2011
Begotten, not created: how narratives emerge in science and literature Published online October 2011
“I’m not an abstractionist. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.”
What makes science-fiction? China Mieville in conversation with Tom Hunter Published online October 2011
“Why should fiction’s only role be to present amazingly good characters? Why is that the only thing that fiction can do?”
A Storyteller Who Studied Maths: Apostolos Doxiadis in conversation with Marcus du Sautoy Published online October 2011
"He is not a writer of stories intended to make maths ‘huggable’."
The First Contenders For The Institute of Physics Early Career Communicator Award Published online November 2011"It's said communicating physics is an art. If that's true, then the four finalists were modern masters with very different styles."
2011 Summer Science Exhibition
A Cafe of String and Science
"There was no question too challenging for an honest answer. One member of the audience asked what had existed before the Big Bang."
2011 Summer Science Exhibition
Seeing the Invisible
"She’s wielding a glowing laser pointer like a wand, and the whole team are wearing academic gowns that look like splendid flapping black robes. They’re bending rays of coloured light and casually vanishing solid shapes in liquids. Forget today's premiere of Harry Potter. Right now these people are the closest things to true wizards in the whole of London."
The Exxon, the Venter, and the Algae
"What will ExxonMobil benefit from more- green biofuel, or publicity?"
"Perhaps this has the beginnings of a wonderful story: an accidental discovery of a new species leads to solutions for the most pressing energy problems facing mankind today. Our salvation was found in the rainforest’s biodiversity."
Future Still Green for Biofuels?
"It was the stuff you had to scrub out of fish tanks, and that you thought might kill you if you went swimming in lakes filled with the blue-green variety. It was around and irreversibly changing the Earth’s atmosphere millions of years ago. Algae."
Desperately Seeking… Giant Earthworm That Smells of Lilies
"You then have a giant earthworm. A giant earthworm that needs human help."
I've always loved writing, but it took me a little longer to become good at editing. Forgive the long sentences of my earliest articles. Science gets me excited.