Category Archives: Science Journalism

When Worlds Collide #36: Ready, Steady, Innovate?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 7 October 2012 Last week, I spent many hours at Sri Lanka’s first exhibition of inventions and inventors held at BMICH, Colombo, and took lots of … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #29: Science and Politics of Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 19 August 2012 Much of Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone is currently grappling with a drought caused by the delayed Monsoon. This is a double whammy for … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #22: Managing ‘Spaceship Earth’ without a Manual

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 1 July 2012 There is a best-selling little book titled Everything Men Know About Women. Written by Cindy Cashman (under the pseudonym of Dr Alan Francis), … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #21: Walking in Rio with Three Friendly Ghosts…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 24 June 2012 As government officials, activists, researchers and journalists from around the world converged in Rio de Janeiro this week for the UN Conference on … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #20: Can Journalists Save the Planet?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 17 June 2012 I have a confession to make: I was once an environmental journalist. With all good intentions, I thought I could help save the … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #15: Robert Lamb – The Earth’s Reporter

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 13 May 2012 Exactly three months ago, on 13 February 2012, Robert Paul Lamb died at his London home. With his untimely exit, I lost a … Continue reading

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