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

"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.

"Diamonds are for softies" New Scientist, 8 September 2009.

"Stars of the East" (book review), Sunday Times Culture supplement, 1 February 2009, p.39-40.

"On the evolution of Darwin", Observer Review, 25 January 2009, p.21.

"Nanoplumbing: more than just a pipe dream", New Scientist, 17 January 2009, p.33-35. Online here.

"Redefining genes", Seed, November/December 2007, p.29.

"Life, but not as we know it", Prospect, August 2007, p.44.

"Baby boosters", New Scientist, 24 March 2007, p.41.

"Quantum sketches", New Scientist, 8 July 2006 p.40.

"Newton's curse", New Scientist, 8 April 2006, p.4. (The printed version contains errors and general ugliness introduced in editing: click here for a PDF of the corrected version.)

"Genius undone", Seed, March 2006, p.64.

"Natural talent", New Scientist, 29 October 2005, p.50.

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