Here are some of my recent articles, including the monthly column I write for Nature Physics.

2008

Parkinson's laws (New Scientist, forthcoming)
Galileo could have derived Einstein's relativity (New Scientist, forthcoming)
The data revolution in social science (Project Syndicate, forthcoming)
More than words can ever say (book review) (New Scientist, 25 October, 2008)
You say diplon, I say deuton, Nature Physics 4, 747 (October, 2008).
This economy does not compute (New York Times, October 1, 2008)
A little more conversation, Nature Physics 4, 667 (September, 2008).
Why complex systems do better without us (New Scientist, 6 August, 2008)
Let there be light, Nature Physics 4, 583 (August, 2008).
Why economic theory is out of whack (New Scientist, 19 July, 2008)
The law of accelerating returns, Nature Physics 4, 507 (July, 2008).
Mathematical mirror of animal behaviour (Nature 453, 714-716, 5 June, 2008))
Sin cities (computational crime science) (New Scientist, 30 April, 2008)
Everything is particles, Nature Physics 4, 259 (April, 2008).
Deterministic quantum theory (New Scientist, 22 March, 2008)
Physics is dead, long live physics!, Nature Physics 4, 159 (March, 2008).
Learning from bacteria, Nature Physics 4, 83 (February, 2008).
It's just a phase, Nature Physics 4, 5 (January, 2008).

2007

Friction without contact, Nature Physics 4, 827 (December, 2007).
Expect the unexpected, Nature Physics 4, 750 (November, 2007).
No-Bell announcement, Nature Physics 4, 673 (October, 2007).
Roots of optimality, Nature 447, 39 (2007).
The messy truth about drag, Nature Physics 3, 213 (April, 2007).
Are we born prejudiced?, New Scientist (March, 2007).
Faster crunching thanks for Einstein, Physical Review Focus (March, 2007).
Computer model hints at how opinions evolve, New Scientist (March, 2007).
The incompleteness of physics, Nature Physics 3, 141 (March, 2007).
Minkowski, Abraham and the photon momentum, Nature Physics 3, 73 (February, 2007).
Conviction by numbers, Nature 445, 254-255 (January, 2007).
Engaging photons in light conversation, New Scientist (January, 2007).
The physics of life, Nature Physics 3, 7 (January, 2007).

2006

Understanding the swing of things, New Scientist (December, 2006).
Past the Schwinger limit, Nature Physics 2, 721 (November, 2006).
Viking landers may have found Martian life after all, New Scientist (October, 2006).
Splashing around, Nature Physics 2, 647 (October, 2006).
Tracing the limits of quantum weirdness, New Scientist (September, 2006).
Wave of translation, Nature Physics 2, 575 (September, 2006).
The joy of simulation, Nature Physics 2, 495 (August, 2006).
Richness in simplicity, Nature Physics 2, 429 (July, 2006).
Top rank, Nature Physics 2, 324 (June, 2006).
Open to interpretation, Nature Physics 2, 293 (May, 2006).
More is Different: The Challenge of Complexity (editor), published by the European Commission, (April, 2006).
More than the sum of their parts, Nature Physics 2, 215 (April, 2006).
Fine grain physics, Nature Physics 2, 137 (March, 2006).
Something bordering on the mysterious, Nature Physics 2, 64 (February, 2006).
Stirring Up a Quantum Cocktail, New Scientist (January, 2006).
Don't trust your intuition, Nature Physics 2, 7 (January, 2006).
Review of Decoding the Universe by Charles Seife, New Scientist (January, 2006).

2005

A theory free from loopholes?, Nature Physics 1, 131 (December, 2005).
Money and Monkeybusiness, New Scientist (November, 2005).
Heated debate in different dimensions, Nature Physics 1, 71 (November, 2005).
Dirac gets the jitters, Nature Physics 1, 5 (October, 2005).
Review of War & Peace & War by Peter Turchin, New Scientist (October, 2005).
Entropy: The New Order, New Scientist (August, 2005).
Bubble Physics, The Boston Globe (August, 2005).
Paper Resurfaces from Lost Physicist, Physics World (August, 2005).
Discovering the True Nature of Reality, New Scientist (June, 2005).
Data-Bots Chart the Internet, Science 308, 813 (May, 2005).
Capturing Chaos, Nature 435, 279 (May 2005).
Supermodels to the Rescue, strategy + business (Spring, 2005).
Synchrotrons Scale Down, Physics World (April, 2005).
Charity Begins with Homo Sapiens, New Scientist (March, 2005).
Revealing Order in the Chaos, New Scientist (February, 2005).

2004

How strategists Design the Perfect Candidate, Science 306, 799-800 (2004).
Quantum Tricks that Read your Thoughts, New Scientist (December, 2004).
A Billion Bacteria Brains are Better Than One, New Scientist (November, 2004).
Grand Challenges in the Evolution of the Information Society, Report for the Directorate General Information Society, European Commission (July 2004).
The Science of Inequality, in Network Logic: Who governs in an interconnected world? (Demos, London, 2004).
Itís the Economy, Stupid, New Scientist (April 2004).
Keep it simple, Nature 423, 604 (April 2004).

2003

Think outside the sandbox, Nature 425, 556-557 (October 2003).
Complexity Tools in the Evaluation of Policy Options for a Networked Knowledge Society, Report for the Directorate General Information Society, European Commission (June 2003).
The power of power laws, strategy+business (March 2003).
Economics beyond equilibrium, to appear in The Physics of the Open Macroeconomy, Sergio de Silva (ed.), Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2003.

2002

Prediction: a game of chance, Nature 419, 787 (October 2002).
The science of inequality, New Statesman (September 2002).
The extinction of species and why it matters more than you think, New Statesman (July 2002).
Wealth Happens. The Harvard Business Review (April 2002).
The Physics of the Trading Floor, Nature 415, 10-12 (January 2002).