News Exclusives

Customers 'furious' with TNT after cyber-attack
BBC News, 9 Aug 2017
Logistics firm TNT was hit hard by ransomware, causing months of delays.

Special specs give superhuman colour vision
New Scientist, 21 Mar 2017
A clever trick with coloured filters helps people distinguish between hues that otherwise look identical to the naked eye.

Synthetic wine made without grapes
New Scientist, 16 May 2016
A team of entrepreneurs plans to launch a strange new product - wine made by mixing compounds in a lab.

'How Ashley Madison affected me'
BBC News, 27 Aug 2015
After a dating site for people planning an affair is hacked and its data leaked, two women tell their stories.


Why pollution increases lightning strikes
Scientific American, 15 Nov 2017
Evidence suggests that tiny particles in the air, a form of pollution, increase the frequency of lightning.

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry
BBC News, 18 Aug 2017
The world relies on ships to transport 90% of all trade - but they're being hacked.

Encryption wars
New Scientist, 25 Jan 2017
Governments want to be able to read encrypted messages - should they be given access?

Haulin' data: Truckers and workplace surveillance
The Atlantic, 18 Nov 2013
Some US truckers are unhappy about the rise of new devices that record detailed data on their driving.


The billionaire vs the fly
The Verge, 16 Jan 2018
Environmental campaigners are concerned that a proposed Scottish golf course could harm local species - including an incredibly rare fly.

On the trail of Britain's cat killer
BBC Earth, 20 Dec 2016
Someone, police believe, has killed and dismembered more than a hundred domestic cats in Great Britain.

Inside the hunt for a million dollar haul of ocean gold
BBC Future, 11 Feb 2016
An American start-up has a high-tech plan to retrieve gold coins from a 150-year old shipwreck.

The 'loneliest' whale in the world
BBC Earth, 15 Apr 2015
An unusual call belonging to a whale has been heard in the oceans - but is the creature as lonely as some say?


Photo: Kirsty Lucas

Hey there. My name's Chris. I'm from Northern Ireland but right now I live in London. For four years now, I've been writing stories about how our world works - and how it is changing. From artificial intelligence to Earth's climate, things are happening today at a pace that can seem bewildering. Journalism is a great first port of call for anyone who wants to know more about the dynamic times we live in. I've been fortunate enough have my work published by some of the world's most respected media organisations, including the BBC, New Scientist and The Economist. I hope to keep bringing science stories to people around the globe for a long time to come.


I've had the pleasure of appearing on BBC World TV, BBC World Radio, BBC Radio 4, Sky TV and other international channels. And I've also given talks at live events in the UK and further afield. These have covered various topics including social media, video games and persuasive design. I've always got one or two ideas for presentations tucked away so if you're looking for someone to speak at your next science and / or technology themed event, don't hesitate to get in touch (below). In the meantime, here's an example of one of my talks at a CyberSalon event in London, from November 2014.

BBC News appearance

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