Like many science journalists, I was educated as a scientist, to be exact, in geology and chemistry. I soon realised that I am better at writing about science than doing it. I have since written for a wide range of publications in print and online, including The Times, the New Scientist and many others, and was deputy editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement.
I can make sense of most areas of science, but tend not to get involved in the outer reaches of biomedicine. I have also written a lot of engineering stories and am comfortable with green technology. I have a special interest in futurology and horizon scanning, ideally based in evidence rather than speculation. Writing science is part of a portfolio of enjoyable activities that make up my working life, and which often involves training scientists to face the media.
My first scientific obsession was with the night sky, and as an adult I have seen solar eclipses from Greece, Russia, China, the UK, Spain and Australia.
More about me at www.martinince.eu.