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 →
- 17 October 2018
Transparent, self-healing film fends off more than 100 liquids, including concentrated acids and low-surface-tension solvents.
- 11 October 2018
Simple method imitates metal corrosion to form sheets of silver atoms protected by organic ligands.
- 04 October 2018
Indigoidine pigment gives the flower an unnatural hue.
- 27 September 2018
Grassroots initiatives and larger projects are both vital weapons in the battle for equality.
- 10 September 2018
With help from ring-closing metathesis, researchers tangle ligands into 324-atom loop.
- 17 October 2018
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Freelance Science Writer