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  [8th January 2015]
I wrote about waking up with a dawn simulation clock, for the Guardian's running blog. Full disclosure: Lumie sent me the clock, for nothing, but I wouldn't have praised it if I didn't like it. Another full disclosure: the fee for writing for the ...
  [5th January 2015]
In 1973, E.B.White, aged 74, wrote a letter to a man who had told him he despaired of humanity. I too despair about many things, but not humanity. It is a lovely letter to begin a new year with. It appears in Letters of ...
  [5th January 2015]
Happy new year! 2014 was busy, so busy, with lecturing and talking and interviews. All of which is great. I did so many interviews that I can't recall some, so that I get emails from family friends in Australia telling me that they heard me on ...
  [18th December 2014]
Mosaic Science launched in March this year. It's published by the Wellcome Trust, which has just announced that given some canny investing, it can fund even more scientific and medical research than before. The Trust projects spending £4 billion on research between 2014-2019, ...
  [8th December 2014]
Pirates are brutal. They are not bloodless criminals. They torture, abuse, beat, kill & send hostages insane. I wrote in Ninety Percent/Deep Sea about what being a hostage is actually like, and I interviewed Chirag Bahri, formerly a seafarer, now the head of the Indian ...
  [29th October 2014]
The Guardian asked me to write a comment piece about dementia and about the government's policy, recently revealed, to pay GPs £55 for each new dementia diagnosis. Here is the piece. My heart sort of of sank when the editor told me what she ...
  [29th October 2014]
Tomorrow I'll be at the port of Ipswich to officially open a brand new, innovative wifi initiative for seafarers. For the first time in the UK, a port has installed wifi so that ships in port, and seafarers, can access wifi on their ships or ...