Last updated 03/09/2006
2 Sep 2006 A minor update just to remove some of the scripts I had been linking to that suddenly had started popping up nasty advertising on the page. Sorry about that everyone. Also, just to satisfy Ian: I still only have one head, and it still has hair on it.
24 Oct 2005 By popular (?) demand here's a quick update on what I'm doing now: I'm currently working for a city startup (how long can one justify calling it a startup?) called Columba Systems. I'm working with Chris and the office is just accross the road from Tammay and Richard.
Some time ago now, I did a Ph.D. with the Hot-Star Group at University College London. My main research interest is in the field of photospheric abundances in O stars, but my work to date has also included a study of rotational velocities of O and B stars. A CD version of my thesis is available upon request.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Pterosaurs: Fur flies over feathery fossils
The flying reptiles had feathers, and looked like brown bats with fuzzy wings, say scientists.
Hastings dinosaur footprints exposed by cliff erosion
Dozens of well-preserved dinosaur footprints from at least seven species have been uncovered.
Bloodhound supersonic car project saved
The supersonic vehicle could still race at 1,000mph after an entrepreneur bought the business.
Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about
Cement is the source of about 8% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. How can this be changed?
Five key takeaways from climate summit
The BBC's Matt McGrath looks back at key developments at UN climate talks that have ended in Poland.
What chance has Nasa of finding life on Mars?
When the US space agency's next rover gets to Mars in 2021, it will seek evidence of ancient life.
'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.
Katowice: COP24 Climate change deal to bring pact to life
Nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing 2015 Paris agreement at UN climate talks in Poland.
Plan for food waste to be separated
Councils will have to offer separate food caddies in a bid to combat methane emissions.
Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms
Stunning images from Nasa's Jupiter "JunoCam" show huge, "endless storms" at the planet's poles.
Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.
Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home
Having become the closest-ever human-made object to our star, the Parker spacecraft returns its first data
Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'
UN secretary general tells climate negotiators in Poland that failure to make progress would be a desperate blow for the planet.
Climate change is 'shrinking winter'
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.
'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world
With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.
Nasa's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.
Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.
Gene study unravels redheads mystery
Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.
'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the damaging tsunami that struck Sulawesi in September.
ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investigate mystery hole
The mystery hole in a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station caused a pressure leak.
East Antarctica's glaciers are stirring
Nasa detects the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of previously quiet ice streams.
Climate change: Protecting the poor from green taxes
Has President Macron's controversial fuel tax set back carbon taxes globally?
Amount of deep life on Earth quantified
Having dug and drilled into the Earth, scientists can now estimate how much life exists at depth.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.
Dive over Jupiter's cloud-tops with Nasa's Juno craft
Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and revealed spectacular views of the planet's polar storms.
Astronaut Nick Hague ready for second space flight attempt
Astronaut Nick Hague is ready for his next space flight attempt, after the first mission was aborted.
Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk
Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.
Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists
Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.
How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph
Frank Borman was the Commander of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The astronauts took an iconic photo of the Earth rising above the lunar surface.
'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark
A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.
Research worms 'too old' to go to space station
A launch is delayed due to mouldy food bars, meaning the worms could be a day too old for research.
New Zealand whales: Why are so many getting stranded?
Illness, warmer waters and the fact that pilot whales travel in sociable groups could all play a role.
The rough with the smooth
The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?
Climate change
As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.
House in a lab
Scientists have rebuilt a terraced house inside a laboratory to help make UK homes energy-efficient.
High risk
Our reliance on technology means a violent storm on the Sun could have serious effects.
Edible insects
Sainsbury's is the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects - but just how tasty are they?
Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth'
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.
Out of the shadows
Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets - one was named after her - but her work is less known about than her brother William's.
Colourful dynasty
The endangered African wild dog will enthral TV viewers when it features in David Attenborough's new Dynasties series.
Dr persistence
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.
Living laboratories
This living laboratory could hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions.
Red Planet
Hollywood director Ron Howard talked to the BBC about creating a realistic depiction of the first human colonies on Mars.
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