Nic Fleming’s career on what used to be called Fleet Street began 18 years ago on the Daily Express. Through a bizarre series of confusing twists and turns, he progressed from being a hopeless showbusiness reporter and following Princess Diana around to a job as science and medical correspondent at the Daily Telegraph. He is now a freelance writer and editor, working for outlets including New Scientist, the Guardian, the Economist, Nature, BBC Future and Mosaic.
Work published elsewhere
Tell fans definitive calls are an impossible goal
The introduction of goal-line technology into football could be used to spread greater understanding of the true nature of science and technology.
Rival genetic tests leave buyers confused
Nic provided samples to three genetic testing companies and received conflicting results, demonstrating problems with this nascent industry.
Quantify thyself: Tracking your life from food to mood
The lessons learned from a month gathering personal data on things like sleep, productivity, football skills and alcohol consumption.
Mephedrone: the anatomy of a media drug scare
Hysteria and inaccuracy often characterise reporting on recreational drugs
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Nic spent an evening out on the town in Bristol with anti-capitalist ‘subvertisers’.