Popular Articles & Essays

‘Make a date with another dimension’, Cosmos Magazine, (11 January  



‘The search for extraterrestrial life and biological intelligence’ with S.      

     Benner, Fernando, D. Queloz, M.J. Rees, S. Schneider, and S.

     Shostak. SETI, (2016). 


‘Explore the potential of exponential growth’, Cosmos Magazine, (16

     November 2016). 


‘The big baffling number at the heart of a cosmic coincidence’, Cosmos

     Magazine, (29 September 2016). 


‘The hidden simplicity of biology’, IOP Publishing, (September 2016). 


‘The square root of 2’, Cosmos Magazine, (7 June 2016). 


‘Maybe life in the cosmos is rare after all’, Scientific American, (May



‘Putting the science in fiction’, Cosmos Magazine, (27 April 2016). 


‘Gravitational waves-the next big thing in astronomy’, Cosmos

     Magazine, (February 2016).

‘The number that fascinates physicists above all others’, Cosmos

     Magazine, (28 January 2016).


‘A natural mathematician’, Cosmos Magazine, (December 2015).


‘Ramanujan – a humble maths genius’, Cosmos Magazine, (28

     December 2015).


‘100 years on, is this Einstein’s greatest gift to human

     understanding’, The Guardian, (7 December 2015). 


‘Abacus’, Cosmos Magazine, (October 2015).


‘A beautiful number: the golden ratio’, Cosmos Magazine, (12 October



‘Are we alone in the universe?’, newyorktimes.com op-ed, (18

     November 2013). 


‘Has big data killed the utopian digital dream?’ with B.

     Schmidt, Cosmos 54, 22 (2013). 


‘A new theory of cancer’, adelaidereview.com.au, (30 September 2013).


‘Time travel: can it really be done?’, edition.CNN.com op-ed, (31 May



‘The secret of life won’t be cooked up in a chemistry lab’, The

     Guardian, (13 Jan 2013).


‘Physics not biology may be key to beating cancer’, New Scientist, (11

     January 2013).


‘Cancer can teach us about our own evolution’, The Guardian, (18 Nov



‘That mysterious flow’, Scientific American: Special Collector's Edition,

     (Spring 2012).


‘How to build a time machine?’, Scientific American: Special Collector's

     Edition, (Spring 2012).


‘Out of the ether’, New Scientist, 50 (November 2011).


‘Putting scientists on Mars in permanent colonies’ interview in Wired

     Magazine, (2011).


‘Hello, is anybody out there?’, The Australian, (3 August 2011).


‘Faith in the mathematical order’, World Science Festival: Topics: Life

     Season, Episode 04.15.11, (2011).


‘Cancer: the beat of an ancient drum?’, The Guardian, (25 April 2011).


‘The ‘give me a job’ microbe’, The Wall Street Journal, (4 December



Interview in ‘Talking about life: conversations on Astrobiology’ C.

     Impey (Ed.), United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, (2010).


Interview in ‘Atoms & Eden: conversations on religion & science’ by

     Steve Paulson, (2010).


‘Why so quiet, E.T.?’, The Free Lance-Star, (26 September, 2010).


‘We are not alone’, interview by Drew Turney, The West Australian, (14

     September 2010).


‘Stephen Hawking’s big bang gaps’, The Guardian Online, (4

     September 2010).


‘How to make first contact’, SciFi Science, Episode 6, ITV Studios,

      (September 2010).


‘Clash of civilizations’, Big Questions Online- John Templeton

     Foundation, (26 July 2010).


‘Paul Davies: Searching for alien life’ interview with Jonathan

     Charles, BBC HardTalk, (14 July 2010).


'The destiny of the universe', FQXi Community Online, (2 July 2010). 


‘The aliens among us’, New York Times, (13 May 2010). 


‘Alien invasion: why Stephen Hawking is wrong’, Wall Street Journal

     Online, (27 April 2010).


‘Is anybody out there?’, Wall Street Journal, (10 April 2010). 


‘Is anyone out there?’, New Humanist, (March-April 2010). 


Interview in ‘The Guardian’s science weekly podcast’ by Andy

     Duckworth, (15 March 2010).


‘First contact: the man who will welcome the aliens’ interview with Jon

     Ronson, The Guardian, (6 March 2010).


‘Dark matter holds the key to the universe', Guardian Online, (23

     December 2009).


‘Paul Davies: The Eerie Silence’, interview with Astronomy Now, (14

     December 2009).


‘Fly me to Mars. One-way Ticket', Guardian Online, (16 September



‘A one-way ticket to Mars’, Astrobiology Magazine Online, (25 May



‘Naturläkemedel inte alltid naturliga’, Forskning & Framsteg (Sweden), 10

      (March 2009).


‘L’information s’en sort indemne’, La Recherche 427, 31 (February 2009).


‘What is the origin of life?’, Focus 198, 27 (January 2009).


‘How vast is the cosmos?’ with M. Rees, M. Tegmark, A. Guth and A.

     Linde in Closer to Truth: Cosmos. Consciousness. God. Season 1,

     Episode 2 (2008).


‘Why a fine-tuned universe?’ with J. A. Leslie, S. Weinberg, D. Gross, J.

     Polkinghorne and R. Collins in Closer to Truth: Cosmos.

     Consciousness. God. Season 1, Episode 7 (2008). 


Polityka wszechswiata’ interview with Niezbednik Inteligenta (Poland) 42,

     19 (2008).


‘Living in the dark’, Enlightenment Magazine 40, 82 (May-July 2008).


Review of 'The Black Hole War' by Leonard Susskind, Nature 454, 579



‘Mysteres de l’astronomie’ interview in Ciel & Espace 457, 38 (June



‘On my mind’, Seed Magazine, (June 2008).


‘The brain behind the economy’, The Australian, (9 May 2008).


‘Six things you didn’t know about human missions to Mars’ interview

     in Cosmos 20, 78 (April/May 2008).


‘Des formes de vie alternative’, Pour la Science, (March 2008).


‘One-way ticket to the Red Planet’, Cosmos 18, (December 2007).


‘Cosmic playground’ interview with Diane Boudreau, Research

     Magazine, (Fall/Winter 2007).


‘Taking science on faith’, Times of India, (21 December 2007).


‘Aliens under our noses’, ScientificAmerican.com: Online Podcast, (12

     December 2007).


‘Response to critics’, Edge, (7 December 2007).


‘Taking science on faith’, New York Times, (24 November 2007).


‘A fine-tuned universe and other mysteries’, Star-Telegram.com, (13

     November 2007).


‘Aliens wonen al op aarde’, Natuur Wetenschap & Techniek, 34 (October



‘Does the universe have a purpose? Perhaps’, New Scientist, (20 Oct



‘Abbiamo avuto una fortuna cosmica’, Panorama (Italy), (18 October



‘Does the universe have a purpose? Perhaps’, New York Times, (6 Oct



‘How the universe got its laws’, New Scientist, (30 June 2007).


‘Yes, the universe looks like a fix. But that doesn’t mean that a god fixed

     it’, The Guardian, (26 June 2007).


‘Quantum leap of faith’, The Australian, (30 May 2007).


‘Life, the universe and everything’, Cosmos 14, 46 (2007).


‘Reloading the matrix’, Science & Spirit, 58 (March/April 2007).


‘The universe’s weird bio-friendliness’, The Chronicle Review, 14 (6 April



‘Deconstructing the cosmic jackpot’, New York Academy of Sciences

     Magazine, 10 (March/April 2007).


‘Do we live in a multiverse?’ interview, templeton.org, (December 2006).


Interview with Ian Taylor, Focus Magazine, 40 (December 2006).


‘And another thing…’, Sunday Life (Australia), (10 December 2006).


‘Things I’ve learned’ interview by Lilly Bragge, The Age, (2 December



‘The books that changed me’, Sun Herald (Australia), (12 November



‘The bear necessities of life’, Times Higher Education Supplement, (13

     October 2006).


‘Goldilocks and the riddle of the perfect universe’ interview with Stuart

     Wavel, The Sunday Times, (8 October 2006).


‘42? No, there’s more to it…’, Oxford Times, (28 September 2006).


‘Looking for the biggest answers’, The Daily Telegraph, (21 September



Review of, The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil, Nature 440, 421



‘Contemplating the cosmos’, Science & Theology News, (April 2006).


Review of, The Labyrinth of Time by Michael Lockwood, Times Higher

     Education Supplement, (10 March 2006).


Review of, Introduction to Black Holes, Information & String Theory by

     Leonard Susskind and James Lindesay, Australian Physics 43, 29



Review of, Nuclear Energy Fallacies by Colin Keay, Australian

     Physics 42, 207 (2006).


Interview in, Belief, Joan Bakewell (Ed.), UK: Duckworth Publishers,



‘In search of a second genesis’, New Scientist, 48 (11 February 2006).


‘Viajes en el tiempo’, Espacio, 35 (February 2006).


Review of, Information and its Role in Nature by J.G. Roederer (Springer

     2005) in Australian Physics 42, 170 (2006).


‘E.T. contact would transform society’ interview, English.ohmynews.com,

      (17 January 2006).


‘A quantum leap of faith’, The Guardian, (20 December 2005).


‘Searching for the fourth law’, New Scientist, 51 (29 October 2005).


Interview, by Helen Joyce in Plus Magazine at plus.maths.org36,

      (September 2005).


‘Living with aliens’, The Guardian, (8 September 2005)


Review of, Warped Passages by Lisa Randall in Nature 4351161 (June



Review of, Looking for Life, Searching the Solar System by P. Clancy, A.

     Brack and G. Horneck, New Scientist, 50 (25 June 2005).


Interview, Science & Spirit, 60 (May/June 2005).


‘E = mc2 centenary survey,’ Spiked Online, (April 2005).


‘What I am reading,’ BBC Sky at Night Magazine, (2005).


Goodbye Mars, hello Earth,’ New York Times, (10 April 2005).


Review of, Empire of the Stars by Arthur Miller, Literary Review (UK),

      (March 2005)


‘The sum of the parts,’ New Scientist, 34 (5 March 2005).


Review of, Empire of the Stars by Arthur Miller, Literary Review (UK),

      (March 2005)


‘The sum of the parts,’ New Scientist, 34 (5 March 2005).


Review of, Empire of the Stars by Arthur Miller, Literary Review (UK),

      (March 2005)


‘The sum of the parts,’ New Scientist, 34 (5 March 2005).


‘Meeting of the minds,’ Science & Spirit, 34 (Jan/Feb 2005).


‘Chance or creation? Only the multiverse knows for sure,’ Science &

     Theology News, 35 (January 2005).


‘Die botschaft der au’erirdischen in uns,’ in Telepolis

     Magazine (Germany), 115 (January 2005).


‘Huygens offers scientists a chance to look for life beneath Titan’s

     haze,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (28 December 2004).


‘The ascent of life,’ New Scientist, 30 (11 December 2004).


Review of, How to Clone the Perfect Blonde by Sue Nelson and Richard

     Hollingham, Nature 432, 675 (9 Dec 2004).


‘Understand nature’s mystery number,’ in 100 Things to Do Before You

     Die, 22, London: Profile Books, (2004).


‘Sind ausserirdische unterirdische?’ Astronomie Heute (Sky & Telescope,

     Germany), 22 (11 November 2004).


‘La vita non è materia: è informazione,’ L’Eco di BergamoCulture

     supplement (Italy), (10 October 2004). 


‘When time began,’ New Scientist Supplement, 4 (9 October 2004).


‘Undermining free will,’ Foreign Policy Magazine, 36 (Sept/Oct 2004).


Review of, The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose, Focus

     Magazine (UK), 84 (September 2004).


‘In defence of the ghost in the machine,’ Australian Financial Review, (3

     September 2004).


‘Message for the curious: please phone ET, at home,’ Sydney Morning

     Herald, (10 August 2004).


‘Do we have to spell it out?’ New Scientist, 30 (7 August 2004).


‘Minds over matter: 40 Years of Knowledge,’ The Australian40 Years

     special supplement, (31 July 2004). 


‘Be warned, this could be the matrix,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, (22

     July 2004).


‘Human nature to make or break,’ The Sunday Times (Australia), (27

     June 2004).


‘Tax slug floors creative entrepreneurs,’ The Australian, (10 May 2004).


‘Einstein the first spin doctor,’ The Guardian, (10 April 2004).


Review of, The Fabric of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene, Nature 428, 257

      (18 March 2004).


‘2500 years on, the big question remains: how long is a piece of string

     theory?’ Sydney Morning Herald, (25 February 2004).


‘Life (and death) on Mars,’ New York Times, (15 January 2004).


‘Dark forces of the cosmos,’ The Bulletin (Australia), 58 (10 December



‘Time and notion,’ The Bulletin (Australia), (5 November 2003).


‘Reality in the melting pot,’ The Guardian (UK), (23 September 2003).


‘ET & God,’ Atlantic Monthly, 112 (September 2003).


‘Un puzzle cosmologico,’ KOS (Italy) 215/6, 26 (Aug/Sept 2003).


‘Mars attracts,’ The Bulletin (Australia), (6 August 2003).


‘The other side of infinity,’ The Australian, (15 July 2003).


‘Born lucky,’ New Scientist, (12 July 2003).


A brief history of the multiverse,’ New York Times, (12 April 2003).


‘Was Einstein wrong?’ Prospect Magazine (UK), (April 2003).


Review of, Faster than the speed of light, by Joao Magueijo, Prospect

     Magazine, (April 2003).


‘Out of this world,’ in How the Earth WorksThe Daily

     Telegraph supplement, Australia, (18 March 2003). 


‘Time: exploring the fourth dimension,’ Focus Magazine (UK) 124, (March


‘Universal truths,’ The Guardian (UK), (23 January 2003).


‘Is anyone out there?’ The Guardian (UK), (22 January 2003).


‘Is this how life on Earth began?’ The Daily Telegraph (UK), (21 January



‘Cradle of life,’ The Bulletin (Australia), 29 (14 January 2003).


‘The best of times, the worst of times,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (1

     January 2003).


‘Now is the reason for our discontent,’ The Age, (1 January 2003).


‘How we could create life,’ The Guardian (UK), (11 December 2002).


‘The cradle of life,’ The Bulletin (Australia), (11 December 2002).


‘It's true, men really are from Mars,’ The Guardian (UK), (30 October



‘Camping in the cradle of life,’ The Bulletin, (October 2002).


‘Seven wonders,’ New Scientist, (21 September 2002).


‘Life may not add up, but it computes,’ The Guardian (UK), (1 August



‘Not so fast Einstein, light’s got the brakes on,’ Sydney Morning Herald,

      (8 August 2002).


‘Consciousness: Paul Davies talks to Stephen Jones at Tucson

     II,’ Culture.com, (19 June 2002).


‘End of the universe,’ The Bulletin (Australia), (12 June 2002).


‘Can time run backwards?’ The Bulletin, (March 2002).


‘Looking out for the mother of all comets,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (10

     January 2002).


‘Time travel,’ The Age, (24 November 2001).


‘Liquid space,’ New Scientist, (3 November 2001).


‘Stuck at the last temporal turnstile,’ The Times Higher Education

     Supplement, (2 November 2001).


‘Buying time,’ The Guardian (UK), (18 October 2001).


Review of, Nine Crazy Ideas in Science by Robert Erlich and Time Travel

     in Einstein’s Universe by J.R. Gott, Nature 413, 354 (27

     September 2001). 


‘Life among the stars,’ The Advertiser (Australia), (4 August 2001).


‘Journey from the centre of the earth,’ The Bulletin, (29 May 2001).


‘Journey from the centre of the Earth,’ The Bulletin, (23 May 2001).


‘ET phone in ... please,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (28 April 2001).


‘Life in the underworld,’ The Bulletin, (April 2001).


‘Armageddon times,’ The Bulletin, (27 March 2001).


‘The great red hope,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (24 February 2001).


‘A spasso nel tempo,’ Internazionale 370, 40 (26 January 2001).


‘Taking the time to travel,’ The Advertiser, (9 December 2000).


‘Time travel,’ The Advertiser, (9 December 2000).


‘Know the future,’ The Bulletin, (21 November 2000).


‘Time loops,’ The Third CultureEdge interview, (31 October 2000).


‘Many questions, some answers,’ with Steven Weinberg, discussion

     transcribed by Timothy Ferris, Forbes Magazine (USA), (2 October



‘Is that qualia in your circuits?’ Sydney Morning Herald, (16 September



‘Weblife: on the move,’ The Guardian, (31 August 2000).


‘Life among the stars,’ The Advertiser, (August 2000).


‘Bang goes Einstein's speed of light theory,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (21

     July 2000).


‘Consciousness’ The Advertiser, (20 July 2000).


‘Light goes backwards in time,’ The Guardian, (20 July 2000).


‘Quantum computing: a key to unlocking the ultimate reality?’ Science

     and Spirit, (May/June 2000). 


‘The truth is out there – or is it?’ The Bulletin, (May 2000).


‘Are we still alone?’ The Advertiser, Weekend Magazine, (6 May 2000).


‘Flattening the universal idea,’ The Advertiser, (29 April 2000).


‘Time and notion,’ The Bulletin, 19 (21 March 2000).


‘Behind big bang swirls mystery of the big gap,’ The Sunday

     Age, Australia, (19 March 2000).


‘How to get to Mars (and back),’ The Advertiser, (11 March 2000).


‘Time…the final frontier,’ The Times Higher Education Supplement (UK),

      (10 March 2000).


‘Time travel,’ The Bulletin, (March 2000).


‘Martian life on earth: the test,’ The Advertiser, (15 January 2000).


‘The gospel according to science,’ The Times Higher Education

     Supplement, (28 January 2000).


‘It's a bug's life,’ The Guardian, (13 January 2000).


‘The quest for the dream machine,’ The Bulletin, (11 January 2000).


‘Looking for life in the vast lane,’ The Sunday Age, (2 January 2000).


Contribution to, ‘The Space Series Lift-Out’, The Advertiser, (January



‘Unsolved problems of cosmology,’ The Weekend Australian, (18–19

     December 1999).


‘Search for life beyond Earth,’ The Weekend Australian, (18–19

     December 1999).


‘Why we still believe in aliens, regardless of the facts,’ The Age, (6

     November 1999).


‘A brief history of aliens,’ Good Weekend Magazine (Australia), (October



‘At the crossroads,’ Forbes Magazine, 231 (4 October 1999).


‘Is there life out there?’ The Wall Street Journal, (24 September 1999).


‘Life force,’ New Scientist, 27 (18 September 1999).


‘When it comes to the crunch,’ Good Weekend Magazine, (18 September



‘Life. But not as we know it,’ The Bulletin, (10 August 1999).


‘We’re all martians,’ Ottawa Citizen, (7 August 1999).


‘Cosmic calamity,’ The Times Higher Education Supplement, (23 July



‘Cosmic dreams,’ The Australian, (21 July 1999).


‘The end of the world,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Millennium Project,

      (June 1999).


‘If you’re out there, ET, log on,’ Search Lites, (Spring 1999).


‘Microbes won’t survive interstellar travel,’ SearchLites, (Spring 1999).


‘Masters of the universe,’ The Guardian, (8 April 1999).


‘Small is beautiful as nanobes reveal we are not alone,’ The Guardian,

       (20 March 1999).


Review of, The Deep Hot Biosphere by Thomas Gold, Physics World, 39

       (February 1999).


‘Bit before it?’ New Scientist, 3 (30 January 1999).


‘La mente de Dios,’ Boletín de Información, Fundación BBV, 3 (1999



‘Star warps,’ Forbes ASAP, (30 November 1998).


‘Reach for the sky,’ The Advertiser, (24 October 1998).


‘Ants in the machine,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (17 October 1998).


‘Chaos theory and economics,’ The Age, (17 October 1998).


‘Survivors from Mars,’ New Scientist, 24 (12 September 1998).


‘Facing the quest for the ultimate antique final frontier,’ The Advertiser,

       (12 September 1998).


‘To Earth, with love,’ University of Adelaide Student Newspaper, (24

      August 1998).


‘Aliens,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, (22 August 1998).


Melbourne Writers’ Festival keynote address, reprinted in The Age, (22

      August 1998).


‘Why the human race might not exist if evolution returned to square one,’ 

      The Times Higher Education Supplement, (7 August 1998).


‘The mating gene,’ The Dominion (New Zealand), (August 1998).


‘Where did life begin?’ The Age Magazine, Good Weekend Magazine, 14

       (1 August 1998).


‘In the beginning, there was…?’ The Advertiser, (1 August 1998).


‘When science and theology collide,’ The Age, (18 July 1998).


‘The mating gene,’ The Age, (2 July 1998).


‘Rich pickings,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, (25 April 1998).


‘Paradox lost,’ New Scientist, 27 (21 March 1998).


‘Moon of mystery,’ The Age, (14 March 1998).


‘When worlds collide,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, (13 March 1998).


‘Scientific thirst. Ice on the moon,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (7 March



‘Richard Feynman, spirit of the new physics,’ Obituary in The Guardian,

       (February 1998).


‘The next step,’ The West Australian, (1 November 1997).


‘Time’s arrow,’ New Scientist, (1 November 1997).


‘Strange times,’ New Scientist, (1 November 1997).


‘How we’ll conquer,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (18 October 1997).


‘The Martian,’ The Age, (12 July 1997).


‘Seeing red,’ Sydney Morning Herald, (12 July 1997).


‘Could life on Earth have started on the red planet?’ The Sunday Age, (6

      July 1997).


‘Are we alone? UFOs, alien abductions events – until we wake up’ 

      Sydney Morning Herald, (7 June 1997).


‘Martians attack!’ The Age, (14 June 1997).


‘Mars,’ PM Magazine, (December 1996).


‘The future of God,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, (21 December 1996).


‘Next stop Mars,’ The Weekend Review, (2-3 November 1996).


‘Where are all the extraterrestrials?’ New Scientist, (5 October 1996).


‘Complexity,’ The Statesman Festival, 115 (1996).


‘Shaking light from the void,’ Nature, 761 (29 August 1996).


‘Belief in tranquility,’ The Weekend Review, (17 – 18 August 1996).


‘Are we home alone?’ The Sunday Age, (11 August 1996).


‘We are probably not alone,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, (10 August



‘Why we may once have been martians,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, (8

      August 1996).


‘Are we really all martians?’ The Advertiser, (8 August 1996).


‘Mars: The missing link?’ The Age, (8 August 1996).


‘Cause, effect and cosmic lottery,’ The Australian, (12 June 1996).


‘Where did the Big Bang come from?’ World Press Review, (May 1996).


‘Return to consciousness,’ The Australian, (22 May 1996).


‘The day time began,’ New Scientist, 30 (27 April 1996).


‘The improbable cosmic lottery,’ The Australian, (2 April 1996).


Review of, Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Jean Heidmann, The Times

      Higher, (22 March 1996).


‘No life on Mars may be a thing of the past,’ The Australian, (13 March



‘Is the universe a free lunch?’ Independent on Sunday, (3 March 1996).


‘Que es el infinito?’ Conocer, 64 (February 1996).


‘The harmony of the spheres,’ Time Magazine, 58 (5 February 1996).


‘Is there life in outer space,’ Time Magazine, 44 (5 February 1996).


‘Hawking won’t toe particle line,’ The Australian, (24 January 1996).


‘Proofs of God in a photon?’ Independent on Sunday, (24 December



‘To sleep, perchance to dream,’ The Australian, (15 November 1995).


‘A novel approach to temporal anomalies,’ The Australian, (1 November



‘A brief history of time travel: some scenarios,’ The Australian, (11

      October 1995).


‘Are we alone?’ The Advertiser Weekend Magazine, (7 October 1995).


‘Hatte Gott keine Wahl, al ser di Groben im Universum schuf?’ PM

      Magazine, 16 (September 1995).


‘El mito de la materia,’ Conocer, 68 (September 1995).


Review of, The Emperor’s New Mind by Roger Penrose, The Times

      Higher Education Supplement, (15 September 1995). 


‘Military cover-up or elaborate hoax?’ The Australian, (6 September



‘Aqui la Tierra. Digame?’ Conocer, 6 (July 1995).


‘Antigravity returns in theoretical starring role,’ The Australian, (19 July



‘Neural networking,’ The Times Higher Education Supplement, (26 May



‘Could life have been delivered by meteor?’ The Australian, (24 May



‘The thought that counts,’ New Scientist, (6 May 1995).


‘Getting to grips with God: science and the superbeing,’ The Guardian,

      (4 May 1995).


‘How science robs us of time’s mystery,’ The Daily Telegraph (UK), (3

      May 1995).


‘Are we alone?’ Focus Magazine, 40 (March 1995).


‘The big crunch,’ Science Spectra, 8 (January 1995).


‘Twists in time,’ 21’C, 20 (January 1995).


‘Is anybody out there? ET, phone Earth now!’ The Australian, (18 January



‘On the meaning of Mach’s principle,’ The Guardian On-Line, File

      940922Mach, (1995).


‘Le leggi del caso,’ Sfera, 40 (November/December 1994).


‘It’s such a difficult age!’ The Guardian, (10 November 1994).


‘How the world will end,’ The Advertiser, (5 November 1994).


‘Ich hab’s! Ich hab’s!’ PM Magazine, (November 1994).


‘Una cometa gigante amenaza a la tierra,’ Conocer, 6 (November 1994).


‘Die Marionette tanzt, doch Faden sind,’ PM Magazine, (September



‘Adventures of discovery,’ Times Educational Supplement, (16

      September 1994).


‘Birth of the clever city,’ The Guardian, (15 September 1994).


‘Free will: it’s all so predictable,’ The Australian, (17 August 1994).


‘The birth of the universe,’ 21’C, 96 (Autumn 1994).


‘God is a pure mathematician,’ Miscellany, (26 June 1994).


‘The nature of consciousness,’ Miscellany, (19 June 1994).


‘Life and consciousness,’ Miscellany, (12 June 1994).


‘Mysteries of the mind,’ Miscellany, (5 June 1994).


‘The mystery of consciousness,’ Miscellany, (29 May 1994).


‘Close encounters,’ The Weekend Australian, (28 – 29 May 1994).


‘Search shifts below ground for rocky beginnings of life,’ The Australian,

       (11 May 1994).


‘Ubiquitous spanner in the works,’ The Australian, (13 April 1994).


‘Before the big bang,’ The Australian Higher Education Supplement,

       (9 March 1994)


‘Life before time began,’ The Australian, (9 March 1994).


‘Como funciona la mente de Dios,’ Conocer, 64 (February 1994).


‘Urkraft elektrizitat: Was steckt dahinter?’ PM Magazine, (January 1994).


‘New light on black holes,’ 84 (January 1994).


‘Leichter als nichts – das soll es … geben?’ PM Magazine, (December



‘The future for traveling in time,’ Focus, 50 (November 1993).


‘The ultimate vanishing act,’ Discover Magazine, (October 1993).


Review of, Dreams of a Final Theory by Steven Weinberg, 21C, 83

       (Winter 1993).


‘From chaos to natural organization,’ The Australian, (22 September



‘Time bends,’ The Guardian, (12 August 1993).


Review of, Cranks, Quarks and the Cosmos: Writings of Science by

      Jeremy Bernstein, Natural History, 68 (July 1993).


‘Nuevas teorias sobre el origen de la vida,’ Conocer, 4 (July 1993).


‘Distant thunder of dying stars,’ The Guardian, (15 July 1993).


‘About time,’ The National Trust Magazine, (Spring 1993).


Reviews of, Dreams of a Final Theory by Steven Weinberg, The

      New York Times Book Review, (7 March 1993).


Reviews of, The God Particle by Leon Lederman, The New York Times

      Book Review, (7 March 1993).


‘Die gespenstischen boten, die unser,’ PM Magazine, (March 1993).


‘Asi sera el final del universo,’ Conocer, 20 (March 1993).


‘Die schreckl. leere im inneren der materiek,’ PM Magazine, (February



‘La dimensione dell universo,’ Sfera, 80 (February 1993).


‘The mind of God,’ Resurgence, 36 (September/October 1992).


‘In tune with universe but lost for words,’ The Advertiser, (17 August



‘Are we alone?’ The Weekend Australian 1, (2 August 1992).


‘In der tachyoneenwelt trifft ein pfeil schon…’ PM Magazine, 18 (August



‘Science, God and the laws of the universe,’ 24 hours, (August 1992).


‘The matter myth,’ Island, 28 (Autumn 1992).


‘Ripples but no waves,’ The Guardian, (1 July 1992).


‘Fact or fiction,’ The Sunday Age, (12 July 1992).


‘Woher kommt die energie?’ PM Magazine, 12 (June 1992).


‘The first one second of the universe,’ Mercury, (May/June 1992).


‘Has man mastered the universe?’ The Weekend Australian 2/3, (May



‘Has man mastered the universe?’ The Weekend Australian City

      Edition 2/3, (May 1992).


‘Cracking the code of cosmic maths,’ The Weekend Review, (28-29

      March 1992).


‘Is nature mathematical?’ New Scientist, (21 March 1992).


 ‘Message of the cosmic cryptogram,’ The Guardian, (13 March 1992).


‘How did humans get so smart?’ Daily Telegraph, (2 March 1992).


‘The mind of God,’ OMNI Magazine, 4 (February 1992).


‘Project Columbus embarks on an extra-terrestrial voyage,’ The News,

       (26 February 1992).


‘Die gesetze, denen das all gehorcht Gott?’ PM Magazine, (January



‘Wormholes and time machines,’ Sky and Telescope, 20 (January 1992).


‘Self-organizing the rhythm of life,’ The News, (8 January 1992).


‘Time’s arrow may turn,’ The News, (18 December 1991).


‘Warming to sunspot theory,’ The News, (11 December 1991).


‘Bicentenary for father of modern computer,’ The News, (4 December



‘Casting a spying eye over the heavens,’ The News, (18 November



‘New wave research opens up the universe,’ The News, (16 November



‘Mystery of rays, quarks and globs,’ The News, (7 October 1991).


‘End of the machine age,’ The Daily Telegraph (UK), (30 September



‘Solving the mysterious corn hoax,’ The News, (23 September 1991).


‘Science struggles with timely challenge,’ The News, (16 September



‘Thinking computer on line,’ The News, (16 September 1991).


‘God and science,’ 21C, (Autumn 1991).


Review of, The Big Bang Never Happened by Eric Lerner, The New

      York Times, (28 July 1991).


‘Gebt mir elnen superstarken sender, und,’ PM Magazine, (February



‘Chaos,’ 24 Hours (Australia), 40 (November 1990).


‘Waves of paradox,’ The Weekend Australian, (20 – 21 October 1990).


‘Chaos frees the universe,’ New Scientist, (6 October 1990).


‘Big Bang theory may be big blooper,’ The News, (30 September 1990).


‘Great balls of lightning,’ The Advertiser, (28 September 1990).


‘The clever country must mobilize its natural creativity,’ The Sunday Age,

       (23 September 1990).


‘Wimps’ may decide the fate of the universe,’ The Advertiser, (23 August



Review of, Does God Play Dice by Ian Stewart, Theology 93, 331

       (July/August 1990).


‘Time travel, the fact in the science fiction,’ The Weekend Australian,

       (21-22 July 1990).


‘Baby universes and cosmic Darwinism,’ The Independent (UK), (11

      June 1990).


‘Galactic vacuum cleaners in space,’ Sunday Correspondent, (8 April



‘Matter-antimatter,’ Sky and Telescope, 257 (March 1990).


‘Geist im atom,’ PM Magazine, 14 (February 1990).


‘Science is falling into a black hole,’ The Independent on Sunday, (11

      February 1990).


‘Space, time and the superbeing,’ The Times Higher Education

      Supplement, (5 January 1990).


‘Minds over molecular matter,’ The Sunday Times, (12 November 1989).


‘Es gibt doch ein schlupfloch im all,’ PM Magazine, (October 1989).


Review of, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, Contemporary

      Physics 30, 135 (1989).


‘The heavy emptiness of space,’ The Independent, (24 July 1989).


‘Let them eat crumbs…’ The Guardian, (9 May 1989).


‘Brain drain putting science in crisis, claims professor,’ The Daily

      Telegraph, (28 March 1989).


‘Eine welle kommt selten allein, uuber es ist,’ PM Magazine, (March



‘Ist alles wahr, was Wissenschaftler sagen?’ PM Magazine, (February



Review of, A Physicist’s Guide to Skepticism by Milton A.

      Rothman, Nature336, 121 (10 November 1988).


‘Law and order in the universe,’ New Scientist, 58 (15 October 1988).


‘Der schlauch ist dunner als ein haar-und,’ PM Magazine, (May 1988).


‘Das ringen des verstandes mit der,’ PM Magazine, (February 1988).


‘Great balls of fire,’ New Scientist 24/31, 64 (December 1987).


‘Jetzt – und schon ist est vorbei!’ PM Magazine, (December 1987).


‘Das grobe ratsel gegenwart. Jetzt – und,’ PM Magazine, (December



‘The creative cosmos,’ New Scientist, 41 (17 December 1987).


‘Die unsichtbaren netze, in denen wir alle…’ PM Magazine, (November



‘World without end after all,’ The Guardian, (23 October 1987).


‘Was die welt zusammenhalt,’ Die Zeit nr 42, (9 October 1987).


‘Forscher experimentieren mit antimaterie,’ PM Magazine, (June 1987).


‘Der mensch ist ein mensch. Und eine,’ PM Magazine, (March 1987).


‘Kann der mensch die zeit denn nie’zu,’ PM Magazine, (August 1986).


‘Die zeit: jeder weisse, was das ist – bis er..,’ PM Magazine, (July 1986).


‘Kann die wissenschaft die groben,’ PM Magazine, (June 1986).


‘Ist der glaube an Gott noch wiss. Haltbar?’ PM Magazine, (April 1986).


‘Was bleibt vom weltall ubrig, wenn man,’ PM Magazine, (February



Review of, The Loitering Universe and Other Stories by Jeremy

      Gibbon, New Scientist 19/26, 71 (December 1985). 


‘New physics and the new big bang,’ Sky and Telescope, 406 (November



‘Schwarze locher,’ PM Magazine, 44 (September 1985).


‘New physics and the new big bang,’ Sky and Telescope, (August 1985).


‘Do particles really exist?’ New Scientist, 40 (2 May 1985).


‘Paul Dirac: a quantum pioneer,’ New Scientist, 42 (8 November 1984).


Review of, The Hidden Universe by Michael Disney, New Scientist, 49 (1

      November 1984).


‘What’s wrong with becoming a female physicist?’ Guardian, (27

      September 1984).


‘The best of all possible worlds?’ New Scientist, 29 (23 August 1984).


‘Die moglichkeit, dab es welten gibt, die wir,’ PM Magazine, (July 1984).


Review of, In Search of Reality by Bernard d’Espagnat, New Scientist, 49

       (17 May 1984).


‘The eleven dimensions of reality,’ New Scientist, 31 (9 February 1984).


‘The eleventh dimension,’ Science Digest (USA), 72 (January 1984).


‘The anthropic principle,’ Science Digest 191, 24 (October 1983).


‘God and the new physics,’ Science Digest (USA), (September 1983).


‘Quarks, quasars and the meaning of life,’ Telegraph Sunday

      Magazine (London), (7 August 1983).


‘God and the new physics,’ New Scientist, 872 (23 June 1983).


Review of, The Way the World Is by John Polkinghorne, New Scientist,

      638 (2 June 1983).


‘The origin of life: Earth's lucky break,’ Science Digest, 36 (May 1983).


‘The inflationary universe,’ The Sciences (USA) 23, 32 (March/April 1983)


‘How the pioneers of the new physics have thrown more light on

      God,’ The Guardian, (31 March 1983). 


‘Speculations,’ Science Digest (USA), (March 1983).


‘Albert Einstein is a real human being,’ New Scientist, (17 February



Review of, Infinity and the Mind by Rudy Rucker, Nature 301, 181 (13

      January 1983).


Review of, Plurality of Worlds by Steven Dick, New Scientist, 37 (7

      October 1982).


Review of, Superspace and Supergravity by S.W. Hawking and M. Rocek

       (eds.), The Sciences 22, 24 (May/June 1982).


‘Something for nothing,’ New Scientist, 580 (27 May 1982).


Review of, The Science of Spacetime by Derek Raine and Michael

      Heller, Nature 297, 345 (27 May 1982).


‘Creative impulse,’ The Guardian, (20 May 1982).


Review of, Cosmology, Physics and Philosophy by Benjamin

      Gal-Or, New Scientist, 439 (13 May 1982). 


‘Bounded brainpower,’ Nature 296, 201 (18 March 1982).


‘Missing matter,’ The Sciences (USA), 15 (22 January 1982).


‘On being lowered into a black hole,’ New Scientist, 76 (14 January



‘A naked truth at the edge of time,’ The Guardian, (10 December 1981).


‘The search for the superforce,’ The Guardian, (8 October 1981).


‘The ultimate computer,’ Nature 292, 112 (9 July 1981).


Review of, Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning by James Dale Barry, New

      Scientist, 629 (4 June 1981).


‘Grand bang,’ Nature 291, 280 (28 May 1981).


Review of, Some Strangeness in the Proportion by H. Woolf (ed.), Nature

      291, 362 (28 May 1981).


‘Protons: Earth’s built-in obsolescence,’ The Guardian, (21 May 1981).


Review of, Gravity, Black Holes and the Universe by I. Nicolson, Nature

      290, 656 (23 April 1981).


Review of, Quantum Field Theory by C. Itzykson & J. B. Zuber, Nature 

      290, 74 (5 March 1981).


Review of, Gravity, Particles & Astrophysics by Paul

      Wesson, Nature 289, 332 (22 January 1981).


Review of, Life Beyond Earth by Gerald Feinberg and Robert

      Shapiro, Nature 288, 34 (6 November 1980).


Review of, Earth and Cosmos by R.S. Kandel, Nature 288, 34 (6

      November 1980).


‘The search for gravity waves,’ New Scientist, 228 (30 October 1980).


‘The subatomic anarchy show,’ The Guardian, (1 May 1980).


‘The origin of the universe,’ The Economist, 67 (12 April 1980).


‘Antigravity,’ Nature 283, 717 (21 February 1980).


‘What is time?’ The Sciences (USA) 19, 18 (November 1979).


‘Antimatter from space,’ Nature 282, 130 (8 November 1979).


Review of, Gravitational Curvature by T. Frankel, New Scientist, xxi

       (11 October 1979).


‘Universe in reverse: can time run backwards?’ Second Look, 27

       (September 1979).


‘Unifying the variety of nature,’ New Scientist, 436 (9 August 1979).


‘Infinite problems of the very small,’ New Scientist, 284 (26 July 1979).


Review of, Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity

      1894-1912 by Thomas Kuhn, New Scientist, 201 (19 July 1979).


‘Timing time,’ Nature 279, 290 (24 May 1979).


‘Taking the sigh out of science,’ New Scientist, 351 (3 May 1979).


Review of, It’s About Time (BBC1 TV programme) New Scientist, 203

       (19 April 1979).


‘Trouble with time travel,’ Nature277, 602 (22 February 1979).


‘Gravitational radiation at last?’ Nature277, 430 (8 February 1979).


‘Primeval magnetic monopoles,’ Nature277, 174 (18 January 1979).


‘Chance or choice: is the universe an accident?’ New Scientist, 506

       (16 November 1978).


‘Cosmic heresy?’ Nature273, 336 (1 June 1978).


‘Electric universe,’ Nature273, 268 (25 May 1978).


‘Supertechnology,’ extract from The Runaway Universe, reprinted in 

      New Scientist, (23 March 1978).


‘Smoothing primeval chaos,’ Nature271, 506 (9 February 1978).


‘Gödel and general relativity,’ New Scientist, 239 (26 January 1978).


‘Primeval heavy leptons,’ Nature269, 560 (13 October 1977).


‘Experimenting with controlled gravity,’ Nature268, 397 (4 August 1977).


‘Thermodynamic light on black holes,’ New Scientist, 238 (28 July 1977).


‘Some singular proposals,’ Nature266, 12 (3 March 1977).


‘New limits on variability of fundamental physical quantities,’ Nature263,

      191 (16 September 1976).


‘Exploding black holes,’ Nature261, 280 (27 May 1976).


‘Ball lightning,’ Nature260, 573 (15 April 1976).


‘Is the universe running away with itself?’ Nature257, 444 (9 October



‘A new theory of the universe,’ Nature255, 191 (15 May 1975).


‘Opening up the universe,’ Nature253, 594 (20 February 1975).


‘Arrival of the age of Rama,’ Nature252, 525 (13 December 1974).


‘Gravitational waves from collapsing stars,’ Nature251, 378 (4

      October 1974).


‘Can neutron starlight be seen?’ Nature251, 99 (13 September



‘Astrophysics and energy from black holes,’ Nature 251, 12 (6

      September 1974).


‘Dirac completes his theory of large numbers,’ Nature 250, 460 (9

      August 1974).


‘Limited progress at G7,’ Nature 250, 287 (26 July 1974).


‘How special is the universe,’ Nature 249, 208 (17 May 1974).


‘Ghost neutrinos emerge from the mathematics,’ Nature 248, 471 (5

      April 1974).


‘Limited progress with quantum gravity,’ Nature 248, 282 (22 March



‘Have tachyons been observed?’ Nature 248, 9 (1 March 1974).


‘Search for the superheavies,’ Nature 246, 65 (9 November 1973).