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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Transformers: Humanity's next 1000 years
Eternal health, brain uploads, the end of privacy? with technological innovations coming at breakneck speed, how will they affect our evolution? (full text available to subscribers)






Drop into the Interstellar wormhole with Oculus Rift
An Oculus Rift headset puts you onto the ship piloted by Matthew McConaughey in the new science fiction blockbuster, Interstellar






This is what brain cell conversations look like
Modifying neurons to flash as electrical impulses pass along them lets researchers grow light-up brains in a dish and eavesdrop on their chatter






Historic quantum software is run for the first time
Written 20 years ago, the first algorithm to tap into the ultra-fast potential of quantum computing has been run on a real machine at long last






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All the latest on newscientist.com: 10 revolutions that made us human, personal helicopters on sale in two years, making babies with Neanderthals and more
Churning galaxy boasts a fiery halo of baby stars
The suburbs are where it's at – a baby boom on the outskirts of a distant galaxy is setting its swirly arms aflame






'Missing' disaster led to all-time worst extinction
There were thought to be five mass extinctions in Earth history. Fossil evidence is now pointing to a sixth ? and it's not the human-made Anthropocene






Personal helicopter will be as easy to drive as a car
Within two years, an 18-rotor battery-powered helicopter will be on sale to rich commuters who dream of open skies instead of gridlocked highways






Transformers: 10 revolutions that made us human
Two million years ago we were just your average primate ? then we started to have some revolutionary ideas and human evolution went into hyper-drive (full text available to subscribers)






Nonchalant night-time chimp crime caught on camera
Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness






Thoroughly modern humans interbred with Neanderthals
The oldest genome from a modern human reveals that modern humans with modern behaviour interbred with Neanderthals as they spread into Eurasia






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All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum computer buyers' guide, life on Mars might be short, brain barrier opened to treat cancer and more






Dark matter signal points to exotic black-hole origins
If our best sign yet of dark matter is what it seems, then the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy is a complex beast






To defeat trolls, we need to do more than jail them
Changing entrenched attitudes that trivialise cyber-harassment against women will take more than harsh sentences, says law professor Danielle Citron






Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer
Ultrasound has been used to open the brain's protective sheath in people with aggressive brain tumours ? to deliver chemo drugs directly to cancer cells






Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working
Use of a cattle drug that has devastated vulture populations in India is in decline, offering hope of recovery – but vultures in Europe may now be at risk






First Mars settlers may last only 68 days
The Mars One project aims to send people to the Red Planet, but a new analysis suggests oxygen poisoning from growing their own food could kill them






Could this bee love? Rekindling our affection for bees
A charming and poetic account of apiculture in Mark Winston's Bee Time reminds us why an ancient partnership between humans and bees needs saving






Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly
An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions






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Today on newscientist.com: Julian Assange on surveillance, shopping for quantum computers, bat's winter portrait ends in tragedy, number of eggs predicts women's heart attack risk, and more






Chaotic cosmic wombs may birth backwards planets
Rebel planets orbit their stars the wrong way around – and prenatal turmoil may be to blame






Quantum internet could cross seas by container ship
Communication using quantum means is super secure, but sending it long distance is a problem. Perhaps container ships are the solution






Julian Assange: 'I hope there's much still to come'
The WikiLeaks co-founder says the internet can be both a tool of political empowerment and the road to dystopia






Why closing borders won't stop Ebola's rampage
Screening people as they cross borders never works well but stopping people leaving affected countries could have devastating consequences
Bat dozes through the depths of a Polish winter
A trek deep into a Polish forest in winter resulted in this a marvellous image of a sleeping Daubenton's bat, but the trip had an unhappy ending






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