As part of the BBC Science 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 »
No, of course not. And it probably isn’t going to happen anyway. 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 »
A large article on tiny devices: my report on the potential medical uses of nanobots and nanoparticles is the cover feature of the latest issue of BBC Focus. Features the word ‘tiny’ a lot.
I wrote about the rising popularity of flotation tanks for BBC News. After speaking to several regular users I then spent an hour in a pod myself, and went mildly nuts.Read More »
Everyone is talking about new gene editing tools such as CRISPR-Cas9, which have made it easy and cheap to tweak the genomes of anything from microorganisms to man. But how the hell do you ‘edit’ a genome?