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

"Concerto for mother tongue", New Scientist, 9 July 2005, p.32.

"A new kind of alchemy", New Scientist, 16 April 2005, p.30.

"Living by numbers", Cosmos, issue 7 (2005) p.32.

"Going with the flow" The Guardian, 9 September 2004, Life supplement.

"What is life? Can we make it?" Prospect, August 2004

"A touch of Frankenstein" The Guardian, 29 July 2004, Life supplement.

"Honey, I shrank the motor" The Guardian, 10 June 2004, Life supplement, p.6.

"The Physics of Everyday Life" Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2004, p.M5.

"Fast track" New Scientist, 3 April 2004, p.26.

"Die Physik der Gesellschaft" Die Zeit 18 March 2004, p.22.

"Futurology gets a little more exact" The Guardian 29 January 2004, Life supplement p.11.

"The robot within" New Scientist, 15 March 2003, p.50.

"Is the clean car coming?" Prospect February 2003, p.50.

"Market makers", Guardian 3 October 2002, G2, p.10.

"Never say die", New Scientist 3 August 2002, p.28.

"Sculpted sound", New Scientist, 23 March 2002, p.32.

"Seeing red· and yellow· and green· and·", Natural History 3/02, p.64 (2002).

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"The making of Cézanne's palette", Helix 2 (2001), p.34.

"The birth of the blues", The Times (supplement), 19 November 2001, p.10.

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