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I, Science – Food for thought

Book review, August 9th 2013 Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Mary Roach Oneworld Publications (2013) Only a lucky few have had their arms squeezed by the stomach of a cow. Mary Roach is one of them. She didn’t just

I, Science – Biotech beasts

Book review, July 29th 2013 Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts Emily Anthes Oneworld Publications (2013) Dolphins with prosthetic tails, spy beetles armed with robots, resurrected pets from frozen DNA… You name it, they’re doing it. Scientists

I, Science – Fran Scott, DIY Scientist

Magazine feature, May 24th 2013 When I met Fran Scott and picked small wooden splinters from her jumper, I could tell she wasn’t your ordinary science communicator. She develops scientific demonstration for various outlets including TV, radio and books. Simply

I, Science – Goggle vision

Feature, May 16th 2013 Humans might be the dominant species on land, but we’ve fared less well underwater, partly due to our inability to see clearly. This meant a world of adventure was inaccessible to us until the invention of

I, Science – The origin and future of life

Review, March 25th 2013 “In the beginning the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.” From The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, by Douglas Adams. A celebration of

I, Science – Extinction explained

This podcast first appeared on I, Science on February 8th 2013 In this podcast I am at the pre-opening event of the “Extinction: not the end of the world?” exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

I speak to some of the

I, Science – Handy insight into distorted body image

Feature, July 10th 2012 The way in which others see you is, more often than not, entirely different from the way you see yourself. Self-perception is largely dependent on your state of mind and how you compare yourself with others.

I, Science – 50 years of the Internet

Feature, June 7th 2012 There have been significant leaps in our understanding of science and technology in the last fifty years. Some have radically changed our world, such as our sending a man into space and the silicon chip. However,

Gold for Geeks?

If you’re anything like me, the term Bitcoin would have meant very little. When glancing at the word, it could have either meant a part of a coin, or a coin worth one bit (a small packet of data on