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  • Democracy, science and the universities New Scientist, March 2, 2002. no.2332 pp 41 to 43
  • Atoms of space and time,, [Sci. Am. 290N1, 56 (2004)],
  • Unravelling space and time, review of Brian Greene’s “The Fabric of the Cosmos”, American Scientist, July-August 2004, p 371-3.
  • Einstein’s lonely path, Discover, August 2004.
  • A strange beautiful girl in a car, invited contribution in Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist, edited by John Brockman, Pantheon Books, New York, 2004.
  • In Search of Einstein, invited contribution to My Einstein, edited by John Brockman.
  • Why No ’New Einstein’?” Physics Today, June 2005, page 56
  • Review: The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, Physics Today, February 2006/li>
  • Darwinism All the Way Down, contribution to Intelligent Thought, edited by John Brockman
  • “The Culture of Science Divided Against Itself”, Brick Magazine, Issue 88, 2012.
  • “Thinking in Time Versus Thinking Outside of Time”, in This Will Make You Smarter, ed John Brockman, Harper Perennial, 2012.
  • Embracing Nature’s Imperfection, review of A Tear at the Edge of Creation by Marcelo Gleiser. American Scientist, November-December 2010
  • No eternal truths, just divine advancements: review of The Self-Awakened by Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Times Higher Education Supplement, 31 August 2007
  • With string, science has tied itself in knots, Times Higher Education Supplement, August 10, 2007.