Hello! Down here.
The photo above shows a colony of coral releasing tiny bundles of eggs and sperm into an aquarium in south London, thousands of miles away from their home along the coast of Fiji. I wrote about why this is so remarkable, and incredibly rare, for New Scientist. Read it here: 'In the Mood for Love'.
Here's another story: 'Why vitamin pills don't work, and might be bad for you.' Published in 2016, this was included in BBC Future's top ten features of the year and was selected Longreads Weekly.
Coral sex and antioxidant busting aside, I have also written about the extinct group of humans that gave people in Tibet the gift of life at altitude (here), why birds are the most beautiful of all animals (here), and have journeyed through a sweaty rainforest in Puerto Rico in search of a tiny golden frog that hadn't been seen for over thirty years (here).
As well as writing about science I also suffer from depression. In 2017, I wrote about my experience for the Open Notebook.
All of my work can be found in the 'Writing' page, right next to the part where I explain the book that I am working on.