selected publications

A Popular Anti-Clotting Device May Do More Harm than Good


Some doctors are calling for the boycott of inferior vena cava, or IVC filters — and patients are suing manufacturers.

Why Food's Plastic Problem is Bigger Than We Realise

BBC Future

Plastic isn’t just a problem in supermarkets. It’s universal on farms, too – but now farmers are trying to ditch it in favour of environmentally-friendly alternatives.

The Incredible Story of How Teaming Up Helped Astronomers Accomplish the Impossible


“Today, the best science can only be done together.”

Microbe Scientists Are Preparing Us to Eat in a Post-Plant World


"We are bringing a completely new harvest to the humankind"

The Last Gasp of The Māui Dolphin


Critics say the New Zealand government's proposed conservation plan falls short of what is needed to ensure the survival of these dolphins.

Accuracy of Genotyping Chips Called into Question

The Scientist

Chips used by some direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms display a false positive rate of upwards of 85 percent when screening for rare variants, a new study finds.

Meet the Team Fighting to Conserve Our Planet's Future — One Seed at a Time


“We've got this load of money, we've got a problem, can we help you fix it?”

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