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 →
- 19 July 2017
Policymakers and industry must take steps to curb emissions of popular solvent.
- 15 June 2017
Actinide chemistry reveals unusual bonds and offers a novel form of cancer treatment.
- 14 June 2017
Chemists have a key role to play in pushing back the tide of plastic waste.
- 26 May 2017
Peer review must change if it is to serve the scientific community.
- 18 May 2017
Nanoparticle coating allows paper to be reused more than 80 times.
- 19 July 2017
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Freelance Science Writer