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

Editorial (unsigned), Nature Materials 16, 963 (2017). Available here.

Chemistry World, August 2017. Available here.

The case of physics in Nazi Germany, Métode 7, 69 (2017). Available here.

Review of an exhibition at the Wiener Library, London, The Lancet 389, 2182 (2017). Available here.

A feature article on quantum causality, Nature 546, 590 (2017). Available here.

Review of Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting by Martin Kemp & Giuseppe Pallanti, Nature 546, 32 (2017). Available here.

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.

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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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