I write about science, sustainability, business and bees – check out some of my articles here.
- Gender inequality is alive and well at the office – and another degree won’t help you beat it
- Having control at work could widen your waistline
- Why using e-cigarettes could be riskier than we thought
- How science could be tricking us onto the therapist’s couch
- Why you might want to ditch the dummy (at least when talking to your baby)
- Why the ancient Egyptians bred birds of prey
- Distracted driving is prevalent among middle-aged drivers too, study finds
- Can video games cause violence? (And will your age influence your answer?)
- Higher education is key to economic development (but it’s not as simple as you think)
- Taxing the calories in sugary drinks could encourage healthier choices, study says
- How jealousy in a relationship can lead to alcohol problems
- Why Lucy’s baboon bone is great for science (and evolution theory)
- Sexting coercion is on the rise – and can be as traumatic as partner violence
- Were humans really more inventive than Neanderthals?
- Food security in Africa needs a tailored approach, suggests new research
- Darkness means danger for women in refugee camps. Urine-powered lights could help save them
- You won’t believe how easy it is to do genetic engineering at home!
- It’s Back to the Future day: were the predictions right?
- New science could make reactors ‘Fukushima proof’
- A smartphone hack lets researchers detect pesticides
- Rising to the resolution challenge
- Forest conservation takes off
- How a new test could help curb the spread of Ebola
- Electronic nose can sniff out bacteria in drinking water
- How printable testing kits could turn healthcare upside-down
- Making construction safety social
- ‘Sustainable’ coffee: what does it mean for local supply chains in Indonesia?
- Queen bees more vulnerable to pesticides, says research
- Uncovering the Secrets of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
- Children born in summer are more likely to be healthy adults
- Shhh… To Make Ocean Conservation Work We Should Keep the Noise Down
- Before you buy an ornamental plant online, read this
- A High Fat Diet Leads to Overeating Because of Faulty Brain Signaling
- Cattle Disease Spread By Vets, Not Cows, Suggests New Study
- Is synthetic biology the key to health?
- Are black widow spiders chivalrous or just jealous?
- How digesting bread and pasta could be affecting our brains
- Who’s your daddy? If you’re a gorilla, it doesn’t matter
- Genetic test can tell if your chest infection needs antibiotics
- Alzheimer’s Drug Could Prevent Bone Fractures
- Cancer Preventative Surgery Could Become a Thing of the Past, New Research Suggests
- Atlas Award: To be sustainable, healthcare policy should focus on more than economics
- Scientists discover new molecules that kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells
- Health care policy should not focus on finance, says research
Chemistry and physics
- Why it’s time to be brave with climate policy
- Candle soot can power the batteries of electric cars, researchers find
- Liposome factories produce higher quality uniform nanoparticles
- How copying coral could help remove toxins from the ocean
- Could dissolvable microneedles replace injected vaccines?
- What’s in your wine? Manufacturing matters, say researchers
- Fracking: Science needs to catch up with public awareness, researchers say
- Can physics predict the Tour de France winners?
- 5 top tips for good #hashtag grammar
- In praise of the pencil
- Formalizing your writing: 5 top tips
- How to switch between active and passive writing
- Know your enemy: 5 common language mistakes to watch out for
- Word invention challenge: Week four
- Word invention challenge: Week three
- Word invention challenge: Week two
- Word invention challenge: Week one
- My January invention challenge: a word a day
- A New Year’s resolution that will make a difference
- Four lessons from my first four weeks of freelancing
- The six degrees of Francis Bacon: new website makes us all historians
- Top language mistakes for rejection
- 9 top tips for writing an excellent paper
- Why you should edit your manuscript before submission
- Elsevier editors share their top reviewing tips – Part 3
- Forget paint – bacteria can bring art to life (literally)
- It’s time for academic writing to evolve — a professor explains why and how
- Why it’s time to publish research “failures”
- Study on threat to polar bear penises inspires media, tweets — and comic John Oliver
- 5 ways you can ensure your manuscript avoids the desk reject pile
- Elsevier editors share their top reviewing tips – Part 2
- Science hoaxes: Why do we fall for them – and who benefits?
- How science is changing our relationship with peanuts
- Exploring videos as a new article type
- Elsevier editors share their top reviewing tips – Part 1
- Editor‘s new book aims to support next generation of editors and authors
- 3 top tips for responding to reviewer comments on your manuscript