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Physics World January 2021. Available as a pdf here.

Review of Covid-19 by Debora MacKenzie, The Lancet 396, 229-230 (2020). Available here.

With Amy Maxmen, Nature 581, 371-374 (2020). Available here.

Nature 581, 251 (2020). Available here.

The Lancet, 14 December 2019. Available here.

Chemistry World, January 2020. Available here.

A review of Physics and Psychics by Richard Noakes, Physics World December 2019. Available here.

Essay commissioned for the 150th anniversary of Nature: 575, 29-31 (2019). Available here.

An interview with Katie Paterson. Nature 568, 457 (2019). Available here.

Nature 569, 601 (2019). Available here.

Chemistry World, June 2019. Available here.

Nature 565, 522, 30 January 2019. Available here.

Chemistry World, 10 January 2019. Available here.

Review of Anil Ananthaswamy's Through Two Doors at Once, Nature 560, 165 (2018). Available here.

Review of Sunil Amrith's Unruly Waters, Nature 564, 186 (2018). Available here.

On quantum noise and the source of randomness in quantum mechanics: from Physics World, September 2018. Available here.

Physics World, July 2018. Available here.

(I wanted the title to be "... of lost time crystals", but it wouldn't fit.)

Editorial (with Siân Ede) for a special issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews on art and science, 42, 309-312 (2017). Available here.

A review in the special issue of Interdiscplinary Science Reviews on art and science, 42, 395-398 (2017). Available here.

Editorial (unsigned), Nature Physics 13, 1143 (2017). 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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