12 September

PPI Nominations 2013!

Great news!  Futureproof and The Spin have both been nominated for the PPI awards 2013.  It’s the 4th year in a row for The Spin (with one win) and the second year in a row for Futureproof, where we’re hoping for a double!  It’s huge recognition for the great teams on both programmes, let’s hope […]

28 August

An Open Letter to Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Dear Tim, Firstly, I hope you don’t mind me addressing you like that, it seems that you are the face of Apple and if we were speaking face to face I’m sure you’d insist that I not call you Mr. Cook.  Also, Mr. Cook sounds like an ill-judged Mr.Men/Breaking Bad crossover.  Let me also state […]

9 June

Here Comes the Science Bit: An Interview with Dara O’Briain

Watching Dara O’Briain attempt to cross the packed Green Room at this week’s Cheltenham Science Festival, it was impossible not to be reminded of the analogy that CERN scientists came up to explain that infamous particle, the Higgs Field.  It goes something like this:  Imagine a famous person suddenly appears at a busy party.  As […]

17 February

The Nature of Love

For the day that’s in it, Futureproof looks at the science behind love (This piece was first published on www.newstalk.ie on 13th Feb 2013) What is love? Haddaway famously once asked in 1993. It was, judging by the rest of the lyrics, a rhetorical question, but seeing as it’s Valentine’s Day, it might be appropriate to […]

10 November

Ignite at Electric Picnic

I recently did an Ignite talk at the Electric Picnic in the Science Gallery Tent.  Here’s the talk for those interested: Ignite 2012