Written by me: my favourite articles of 2016.


Over the last twelve months I have written about fifty stories  on mostly science and technology for brands like BBC Future, The Economist,  i newspaper and Publishing Perspectives.

Here are some of my favourites from those that have so far appeared online in no particular order…

Drones – BBC Future



What happens when you try and fly a drone in a nuclear fusion reaction?

Rewilding – i newspaper

Front page interview – appeared in the Yorkshire Post as well


George Monbiot on re-wilding the countryside and the end of sheep.

Autonomous cars – i newspaper



Going for a test drive in the smart car revolution

Exosuits – Wired (UK)


SuperFlex’s lightweight exosuit will put a spring in your step

Coding – The Economist


Of more than academic interest

Planes – BBC Future

“A cracking good read”


The aerial tankers that helped shrink the globe and are shaping its future

Dystopian fiction – Publishing Perspectives

One of Publishing Perspectives articles of the year 2016


That Long, Rocky World: Why is Dystopian Fiction Evergreen?

Climate Change – Publishing Perspectives


Can Better Writing Make Climate Change Less Polarizing?

Artificial Intelligence – Publishing Perspectives



Writing The Book On AI: Nick Bostrom

Ed-Tech – Publishing Perspectives

One of Publishing Perspectives articles of the year 2016

Text books

Turning the next page in text books

Croydon – i newspaper

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Croydon is ambitious, beautiful and underestimated

Whales – i newspaper

Front page story 


Will Trump back the hump?

And finally

It was great to moderate my first live session this year. At the Frankfurt Book Fair I interviewed George Burgess, founder of Gizmodo, live on the Publishing Perspective stage.

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