I've always been interested in the intersection between science and culture, and this page serves as an archive of some of my work in that area. Please take a look.
In Poor Robin's Prophecies, Benjamin Wardhaugh explores how almanacs made mathematics useful, ubiquitous and, ultimately, fun
Beyond the Blue Horizon, Brian Fagan's account of the first intrepid ocean-goers, contains jaw-dropping insights, but they get lost in a sea of repetition
Evolutionary psychologist Jesse Bering explores the varied factors behind sexual characteristics in Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That?
With the Hand: A history of masturbation by Mels van Driel is a rare and welcome exploration of the topic
Ever wanted to get a bird's eye view on life? In Bird Sense: What it's like to be a bird, Tim Birkhead gives readers a pretty good idea of life on the wing
In The Joy of Sin, Simon Laham presents compelling evidence that indulging in your darker side need not necessarily be bad
Christopher Barnatt tours through what technology will be coming our way, and how it will affect us, in 25 Things You Need to Know About the Future
Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man has inspired millions. But who inspired him?
In Einstein on the Road, Josef Eisinger uses the great physicist's travel diaries to provide an intimate view of his everyday, and extraordinary, life
Art at London's Alpha-ville festival brings home just how much information flows around the web, whether you like it or not
At an event exclusively for 16-25 year-olds, the main message was one of blurring boundaries and thinking big in order to succeed
Carlo Rovelli argues that ancient Greek philosopher Anaximander should claim the title of The First Scientist
In Feathers: The evolution of a natural miracle, Thor Hanson skilfully combines science and anecdote to give us popular natural history at its best
In Disease Maps, Tom Koch celebrates the practical benefits of medical cartography - in exhaustive and exhausting detail
Poet Christian Bök's The Xenotext is a poem that has been translated into DNA to be inserted bacterium. New Scientist caught up with him as an exhibition of his work opens at the Text Festival
A new show, featuring science communication heavyweights like Brian Cox and Ben Goldacre, blends comedy and science. It might not be perfect, but the idea deserves celebration
Written by journalists at the heart of events, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's war on secrecy is best for its insights into the man himself
In The Making of Modern Medicine, Michael Bliss gives a short, insightful but rather Canadian overview of a paradigm shift in medical thinking