[17th February 2016]
Fishing is absent, mostly, from Deep Sea/Ninety Percent. It was just too big and too messy. It could take up a whole other book. The same goes for the cruise industry. But I attended a conference a couple of years ago on maritime security where ...[1st February 2016]
I wrote about my depression last year. Since then, I've tried two drugs. First, citalopram, which I think is the first option for most GPs confronted with a weeping woman in their surgery. I didn't like it. First, it made me nauseous. Then it just ...[28th January 2016]
Remember the case of the Hudson River crash? Do you remember the name of the captain who was praised as a hero and became internationally famous? I do. It was Captain Chelsy Sullenberger. It was such a famous case that it will, inevitably, be a ...[25th January 2016]
I've written before about the whales chapter in Ninety Percent/Deep Sea. I love that chapter. It was so damn fascinating to be exposed to a fact I had never thought about: that ocean creatures communicate by sound, and that humans are destroying their ability to ...[21st January 2016]
Actually, it's more brown. I mean the water of Flint, Michigan, which its residents have been drinking since the city authorities decided to stop buying water from Detroit. Instead, it was judged safe and acceptable for Flint to drink water from the Flint river. I'd ...[5th January 2016]
Happy new year. I meant to write sooner on here, to thank all of you who have read my books, my articles, who have written or Tweeted or let me know by handwritten letter your thoughts. I always, always appreciate it. It still astonishes me ...[15th December 2015]
Yes, again. It's been a long time coming, but my piece on the menopause, which I wrote for Mosaic Science, was published today. Here is the link to ...