david nield

David Nield is a Contributing Journalist at ScienceAlert. He’s a freelance journalist who has been writing about science and technology for more than 20 years. Dave’s work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Wired, Popular Science, The Guardian, and Gizmodo, and he has been reporting for ScienceAlert across a wide range of subjects since 2015.

Dave currently lives in Manchester in the northwest of England, having previously got a 2:1 English Literature degree from the University of Durham in the UK - though sadly he doesn't have as much opportunity to read Shakespeare and Dickens as he used to. Outside of work, he spends most of his time watching either movies or football.

Twitter: @davidnield

Some humans are carrying DNA from an unknown ancient ancestor
David Nield   11 hours ago
Why are only 10% of people left-handed? Here's what scientists know so far
David Nield   2 days ago
We may have 'recycled' a key region of our brains as humans learned to read
David Nield   2 days ago
For the first time, CRISPR gene-editing has been used on squid
David Nield   3 days ago
Here's how your soft hair continues to ruin even the sharpest steel razors
David Nield   3 days ago
Here's how exploding stars forged the calcium in your teeth and bones
David Nield   4 days ago
A Grim Prediction Gave These Ice Caps 5 Years. They Didn't Even Last That Long
David Nield   7 days ago
Scientists discover strange 'glassy' state of metal that could boost lithium batteries

It's the first time we've seen a pure metal in amorphous form.

David Nield   10 days ago
That weird, long cloud on Mars has made a dramatic return
David Nield   10 days ago