Things I’ve Written

2017

Driving Mosquitoes out of Town — Australasian Science, July 2017

Not just a moment — Lateral Magazine, May 2017

Uncertainty, on principle — Lateral Magazine, April 2017

Barbara McClintock and the children of the corn — Lateral Magazine, March 2017

Off the page — Lateral Magazine, January 2017

2016

No news is bad news — Lateral Magazine, December 2016

Computer brains in person-shaped jars — Lateral Magazine, October 2016

A most human heresy — Lateral Magazine, September 2016

Ask evolution: Why do we have five fingers? — SBS Science, August 2016

Where is our grief over the reef? — Lateral Magazine, August 2016

Ask evolution: Why do men have beards? — SBS Science, July 2016

Ask evolution: Why do we have butt cheeks? — SBS Science, July 2016

Reining in the rush hour — Lateral Magazine, July 2016

4 worst cases when genetics has been dragged into politics — SBS Science, June 2016

The “gay gene” and other things people often get wrong about genetics — SBS Science, May 2016

The exceptional scientific study that’s been going for over 40 years — SBS Science, May 2016

Building an antibacterial bridge — Lateral Magazine, May 2016

Driving out hard jargon — Lateral Magazine, April 2016

Breaking through the breakthrough — Lateral Magazine, February 2016

The genome is not enough — Lateral Magazine, January 2016

2015

Misplaced oral fixations — Lateral Magazine, December 2015

The butterfly affect — Lateral Magazine, November 2015

Modern technology’s unfortunate metallic secret — Lateral Magazine, September 2015

Thinking Laterally — Lateral Magazine, August 2015

2012

The elaborate evolutionary history of sex — COSMOS Online, July 2012 (piece no longer available online)