Last updated 03/09/2006
2 Sep 2006 A minor update just to remove some of the scripts I had been linking to that suddenly had started popping up nasty advertising on the page. Sorry about that everyone. Also, just to satisfy Ian: I still only have one head, and it still has hair on it.
24 Oct 2005 By popular (?) demand here's a quick update on what I'm doing now: I'm currently working for a city startup (how long can one justify calling it a startup?) called Columba Systems. I'm working with Chris and the office is just accross the road from Tammay and Richard.
Some time ago now, I did a Ph.D. with the Hot-Star Group at University College London. My main research interest is in the field of photospheric abundances in O stars, but my work to date has also included a study of rotational velocities of O and B stars. A CD version of my thesis is available upon request.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness
Rare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.
'Fishing continued' after East China sea oil spill
Satellite images obtained by the BBC show that fishing continued for days after a massive oil spill
Neanderthals were capable of making art
Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.
Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove
The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.
SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders
The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.
Mutation 'gives bats edge over deadly viruses'
A single mutation in an immunity gene may explain why bats can carry deadly viruses and not get sick.
Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers
Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.
Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean
A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.
Government loses clean air court case
Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.
Origins of land plants pushed back in time
Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.
DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty
New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.
Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'
Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.
Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino
Belle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.
The Bornean orangutans clinging on to survival
More than 100,000 of the animals have been killed since 1999.
Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections
The probe provides access deep inside a patient?s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.
Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli survives deadly virus
Tarli, an endangered Asian elephant, has beaten the odds to overcome an Ebola-like virus.
Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm
Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.
Nigeria's soil-free salad farm
The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.
Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D
Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.
New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings
An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.
Wot, no signal?
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.
Burn or bury
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.
Great White demystified
Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.
What lies beneath
Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition
Rocket man
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.
Getting a grip
The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.
Power switch
Wind and solar energy are expected to account for more than half of Tamil Nadu's power by 2027.
Potato plastics
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.
Mayan surprise
Latest technology reveals a network of more than 60,000 structures under Guatemala's jungle.
Mind control
Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.
Dying in agony
While the US suffers an overdose epidemic, most of the world misses out on painkillers.
Robo news
As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?
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