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 →
- 09 November 2018
Arctic animals may face greater threat from persistent organic pollutants than previously thought.
- 07 November 2018
Lanmodulin shows huge preference for binding lanthanide ions over more abundant calcium and may help bacteria to glean rare earths.
Chemical & Engineering News: Single-molecule magnet controversy highlights transparency problems with U.K. research integrity system04 November 2018
Universities’ reluctance to reveal details of such cases could undermine public trust in research, experts say.
- 25 October 2018
Independent scientific advice is about to collide with partisan politics.
- 24 October 2018
Indolacetate decarboxylase produces skatole, responsible for the smell of manure—and perhaps halitosis.
- 09 November 2018
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