I am a freelance science journalist with a decade of experience as a reporter and editor. I was the chief news editor at Nature magazine for more than four years, and editor of Chemistry World magazine for two years. Before that I was a news reporter at Nature, covering the physical sciences beat.READ MORE →
- 26 April 2017
Superfast imaging techniques are giving researchers their best views yet of what happens in the atomic world.
- 21 April 2017
Gold might seem like an unlikely catalyst, but it’s poised to slash mercury pollution from plastics manufacturing.
- 31 March 2017
Facility digests unsorted garbage to produce green power but could threaten recycling.
- 21 March 2017
Broader forms of activism are needed to protect evidence-based policy.
- 07 March 2017
Separation method corrals key compounds to improve petrochemical processing and pollution assessment.
- 26 April 2017
TESTIMONIALS“As an editor and reporter, Mark Peplow is fast, accurate, and versatile. He covers science policy and pure research with equal passion, and his writing combines a scientist’s precision with a journalist’s verve.” Tim Appenzeller
Former Chief Magazine Editor at Nature, now News Editor at Science
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Freelance Journalist, South Africa
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Freelance Science Writer