Previously acting editor of BBC Earth, environment news editor for New Scientist. I mostly write about life sciences and the environment
Even though scientists sometimes make mistakes
It will cost billions of dollars. Is there anything in it for us?
From leaps forward in evolution to devastating asteroid impacts, these were the milestones that shaped our world
It may seem obvious, but the dark sky tells us a lot about the Universe
We all know about the Moon, but not the other one
More than 2 billion years ago, Earth suddenly became more habitable. But why?
Nowadays Arabia is a fierce desert, but it was once densely vegetated, and could have been a home to the first humans that left Africa
Two obscure groups of tropical flies are the giants of the fly world
Meet the coconut crab: a land crab so big and powerful, it can break open coconuts with its pincers, and even hunt rats