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
The scientist who has devoted his career to producing an utterly convincing artificial being
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?
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
This guy knows 60-70 languages to a high level. Hyperpolyglot!
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”...
Epilepsy, psychiatric breakdown, sleep disorders – for all the crudity of 16th-century healthcare, Shakespeare's observations still inspire doctors today
No surprise that my favourite stories of the year were out-of-this-world/escapist
At 102, I think he's the world's oldest university-employed scientist
Recognising that chronic pain has observable, measurable and potentially treatable effects on people’s brains