History is littered with miraculous tales of people surviving hours without a pulse in extremely cold conditions. My latest article for BBC Focus explores how this has inspired medics to induce hypothermia in patients suffering strokes, heart attacks, and even multiple gunshot wounds in order to help stave off death.
I interviewed biohacker Josiah Zayner, who recently became one of the first people in the world to conduct DIY gene therapy on himself. Our wide-ranging conversation covered lots of ground, from his own bedroom experiments with poo, to the problems with clinical trials, to humans with tails and the future of us as a species. Read More »
As part of the BBC Focus ‘instant expert’ series, I explored how microorganisms develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs, what we can do to stop it – and what the world will be like if we don’t. Read More »
In the small town of Comfort, Texas, an audacious ‘Timeship’ is being built to cryogenically freeze thousands of human bodies, in the hope they will be revived by a future civilisation. Could such an idea ever work?Read More »
I spoke to photographer Reiner Riedler about his 2015 project The Lifesaving Machines, which involved him documenting the enormous, expensive, and sometimes eerie machines built to help keep us alive. Read More »