Popular Science Articles

An enjoyable hobby of mine during my PhD was to write ‘popular’ science articles, that are aimed to be accessible to a general audience. Most of my output appeared in Edinburgh’s EUSci magazine. Here is a selection of articles I wrote during that time.

Paving the way for interstellar holidays
Exploring the business and politics behind “space tourism”. Will people be able to take trips into space anytime soon?

The hottest model around
Describing the mathematics and ideas behind predicting future climate patterns, and how these are used to predict effects of climate change.

Going out on a limb
Axolotl salamanders have gathered interest not only from evolutionary biologists, as they can regrow severed limbs, but from medical biologists as well.

Fusing new ideas for energy
Can fusion power really deliver cheap, quick energy, or is its widespread usage just a dream?