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Fight for the Arctic Ocean is a boon for science”, Science Magazine

Fat, Not Meat, May Have Led to Bigger Hominin Brains,” Sapiens (Reprinted in The Atlantic; Pacific Standard; Undark; Scientfic American)

Now Facebook has made an AI that writes bizarre bedtime stories,” Wired UK

Whodunit? The dinosaurs’ demise,” Economist Espresso

Killer Whales Are Expanding into the Arctic, Then Dying as the Ice Sets In,” Hakai Magazine

Terrible drivers could teach autonomous cars how to avoid crashes,” New Scientist

Sea cucumbers bloat themselves to zoom around the ocean,” National Geographic

Climate Change Could Be Breaking a Natural Coral Reef Thermostat,” Hakai Magazine


Global warming and coral reefs: “Warming Oceans Are Offering a New Spot for Corals to Colonize,” Hakai Magazine

Artificial homes for beleaguered octopods: “Common Octopuses Get Uncommon Houses”, Hakai Magazine

AI enters Thousand-buddha caves: “AI wades into the debate on age of ancient Chinese cave murals”, New Scientist

Origins of Pictish script: “Ancient tribes of Scotland learned to write after contact with Romans”, New Scientist

Dying stars, robbed: “Interstellar theft: supernovae”, Economist Espresso

Acoustics and conservation: “To Save the Baltic Sea Harbor Porpoise, Scientists Try Listening”, Hakai Magazine

Shazam for animals: “AI eavesdrops on Borneo’s rainforests to check on biodiversity”, New Scientist

Religious buildings preserve biodiversity: “Tending the flock”, Economist

Making slums more efficient: “Road to somewhere: redesigning slums,” Economist Espresso

Windfarms and extreme weather: “Research Shows Wind Farms Could Divert Hurricane Rains,” Hakai Magazine

AI checks CCTV for crimes: “US police testing AI that learns to spot crimes in CCTV footage,” New Scientist

AI enters viticulture: “AI camera to help spot the best grapes for making pesticide-free wine,” New Scientist

Climate change puts archaeological sites at risk “Not cool: Arctic archaeology,” Economist Espresso

Vanishing corals, helpless fish: “As Reefs Disappear, Some Fish Find Themselves Defenceless”, Hakai Magazine

Using AI to tackle Deepfakes: ”AIs created our fake video dystopia but now they could help fix it”, Wired UK

Tagging sharks feeding in the deep: “The Deep-Sea Adventures of Lydia the Great White Shark”, Hakai Magazine

AI pacifies online abuse: "Anti-swearing AI takes the edge off abuse on Reddit and Twitter", New Scientist

Facebook AI fashion: "Need a new look? Facebook’s AI fashion designer has some ideas", New Scientist

Noise pollution harming fish: “Marine Noise Is Mentally and Physically Disturbing Fish,” Hakai Magazine

Wasp version of the "waggle dance": "Wasps drum with their stomachs to tell each other about food", New Scientist

Our increasingly noisy ocean: "Marine Noise Is Mentally and Physically Disturbing Fish", Hakai Magazine

Parasitism and social structures: "Social Dominance Comes At a Cost", The Scientist

Genomic ownership and the blockchain: "Why big pharma might pay cryptocurrency for your DNA", New Scientist

Our versatile ancestor: "We thought gorillas only walked on their knuckles. We were wrong", New Scientist

Non-centrifugal blood separator: "Portable tech for processing blood in the works"", SciDev

Blood-cleaning nano-filter: "Nano-claw snatches bacteria from blood like tiny Venus flytrap", New Scientist

Machine learning and art: "Art history AI sees links between hundreds of years of paintings", New Scientist

Pre-freelance articles

Warming world, melting ice: "Warming drives Alaskan glacier to its lowest point in 900 years", New Scientist, 2017

Digital decay, and a ceramic time-capsule for mankind: "All of human knowledge buried in a salt mine", The Atlantic, 2017 

Hungary's energy policy, and green-energy potential: "Power failure", Monocle, 2016

Wearable technology and the trucking industry: "Smart wristband tracks vital signs to keep truckers moving", New Scientist, 2016

Sleep spindles and neurological disorders: "Minding the pulse of memory consolidation", The Scientist, 2016

Flat-packed solar power plants: "IKEA of energy", New Scientist, 2016

Competitive growth in vertebrates: "Compare the meerkat", New Scientist, 2016

Detecting earthquakes via smartphones: "Phone Ahead", The Economist, 2015

Animated 3D holographic images: "Light at the end of a tunnel", The Economist, 2015

On the origins of slow solar wind: "Where the slow blow goes", The Economist, 2015

Hunting for UHE neutrinos in the ice of Antarctica: "Balloon with a view", The Economist, 2014

Aluminium-based display screens: "Making Al green", The Economist, 2014

"Highly influential scientists still rare in the developing world", SciDevNet, 2014

"A survey of stats training in UK journalism", Significance, 2014

"UN urges bold action to turn around off-track MDGs", SciDevNet, 2014

A visual time machine into US history: "Slides of time", New Scientist, 2014




"The Night Shift"

MA final project, 2014

This 15 minute documentary, presented and produced by myself, investigates the genetic impacts of sleep disruption on humans living in an increasingly nocturnal world

"Megatech: Technology in 2050"

Feature-length episode of The Economist's science and technology podcast, exploring the evolution of technology heading towards the year 2050


"Babbage: When AI makes music"

An episode of The Economist's science and technology podcast, which I have produced since September 2016











"Climate models"

20:34 -- 27:15

SciDev.Net, 2015

My piece in this podcast reports on research from Southampton University detailing the impacts climate change will have on coastal cities, with prescriptions for effective coastal management in the face of rising water levels







"Arthur Miller and modern-day witch-hunts"

The Economist, 2015

A roundtable discussion about the immutable nature of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' and how the play strikingly resonates with whichever society in which it is performed








"Tasting menu: Audio highlights"

The Economist, 2016

A highlights programme using audio clips from The Economist in Audio interweaved with scripted narrative quips and links. I helped pilot and create this podcast in mid-2015, and have scripted and produced it each week since then. It has consistently been one of the most popular Economist Radio podcasts on Soundcloud



"Japan's yakuza: Inside the syndicate"

The Economist, 2015

This audio slideshow showcased the photography of Anton Kusters, a Belgian photographer who was embedded within one of Japan's yakuza crime families for two years. It was The Economist's most popular video of 2015 with over 1,200,000 views on Youtube


"Poleward bound"

Warming oceans and species migration

The Economist, 2015

This short film explores certain unseen aspects of climate change. While the fallout is often framed as a terrestrial problem, global warming is having profound effects on marine life, driving species to migrate to cooler waters at the poles