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Paul Arnold

Managing Editor·Senior Writer
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Member since:
July 19, 2008

About Me

I’m passionate about scientific ideas and communicating them to the public. I believe everyone has an interest in science, whether they know it or not. It’s all a matter of how it is translated and presented.

My degree, from the University of London, is in biological sciences. Though I loved my studies, in particular evolutionary genetics, I did not pursue a career in science. My experimental technique was far from perfect and I had the patience of a gnat in a hurry. Ideally, whenever I set up an experiment I wanted the results and conclusions written by the following morning. It was torture waiting months to collect all the data samples. So with a love of science I went into broadcasting instead, and made dozens of high profile radio documentaries for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London. I was a producer with the world-renowned BBC Radio Science Unit. I covered a vast range of topics; from therapeutic cloning, to high energy physics and the work of the Vatican Observatory.

I also worked on TV news programmes and during my 16 years with the corporation travelled the world to interview Nobel Prize winners, politicians and celebrities.

I’m now a freelance writer, and work on a range of publications across the USA, Europe, Australia and Canada. I love to travel and explore and have been lucky enough to go to the Arctic and Antarctica. In my spare time I read voraciously, usually whilst lying on the beach.



My Latest Articles

  • Discovering New Tools for Heart Disease Detection

    When it comes to heart disease, early detection can be a lifesaver. But the tools aren't always up to the job; signs that something might be wrong can be missed. However, the development of new technologies promise to more accurately define risk...
    Published on  December 5, 2011 to Medical Science

  • Checking Up on the Health of Your Heart

    The camera never lies, and neither do PET scans, electrodes or MRI techniques. Discover how doctors are able to monitor the health of your heart to get a clear picture of what's going on, and without the need to open up the chest cavity.
    Published on  November 17, 2011 to Medical Science

  • Put Your RNA Knowledge to the Test

    DNA may grab most of the attention, but another nucleic acid is also available - RNA. Find out how much you know about this major macromolecule in our fun and insightful RNA quiz.
    Published on  November 14, 2011 to Genetics

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