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.
Another tricky commission from monthly science mag BBC Focus: explain how all life started on Earth. Or, how chemistry somehow turned into biology, around 4bn years ago. Part of their ‘Understand…in ten minutes‘ series.
In the shops from the beginning of December.
Sept 2015// A history of the discovery of hormones for BBC Focus, featuring lots of people doing weird things with testicles.
August 2015 // I was recently given the challenge of explaining DNA in its entirety “in ten minutes” for BBC Focus magazine. Read More »
June 2015 // A new study paints a surprising picture of the microbes found around the home. Tom Ireland discovers that each family has their own unique personal zoo of bacteria.