I've got a PhD in evolutionary biology and worked as an insect biologist in Japan, an editor at the Japan Times in Tokyo, and in a physics lab in Dublin before joining New Scientist in London
Genetic element linked with happiness/depression used to examine differences between East and West
A linguists expert - a brilliant Amy Adams - is the hero
If the many-worlds view is right, our actions shape our counterparts' lives in parallel worlds. What does this mean for how should we behave in this world?
"Sleep research will pave the way to a study of consciousness in the future"
University of Tokyo comparison of hope between Japan, the United States and Britain
This guy knows 60-70 languages to a high level. Hyperpolyglot!
The scientist who has devoted his career to producing an utterly convincing artificial being
Epilepsy, psychiatric breakdown, sleep disorders – for all the crudity of 16th-century healthcare, Shakespeare's observations still inspire doctors today
Tezuka does not have a medical degree after all - but he does have a PhD in sperm (like me)
Darwin didn't consider it a sin to kill a mockingbird
Do memories have structure? How are they formed?
The town has uncanny parallels with Macondo in Gabriel García Márquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude”...
No surprise that my favourite stories of the year were out-of-this-world/escapist