Michael Hanlon

Ditch the Life Jackets

If the absurd theatre of aviation safety could do without its props, air travel would be much less expensive

Can Civilisation Last Forever?

We are all doomed, or so we are told - but it may not be true

Scientific Stereotypes

I have had the privilege of meeting and observing hundreds of scientists over the years and can confirm that many (but not all) of the stereotypes about them are true

Science Is Golden

We must pay for cathedrals of knowledge if scientists are to solve the great mysteries of the universe

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"