is a science and technology writer whose work has appeared in Wired, Rolling Stone, and New Scientist, among others. His latest book is The Day the World Discovered the Sun (2012). He lives in Massachusetts.
is a science journalist, whose work has been published in Nature, New Scientist, and Popular Mechanics, among others. His first book is Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars (2013).
is a journalist who writes about psychology and behaviour for publications such as New Scientist, Nature, and Prospect, among others. His book, The Power of Others, was published on 1 May. He lives in London.
is a writer who is still confused about whether aliens exist. Her first book, The Misfit Economy, co-authored with Kyra Maya Phillips, will be published by Simon & Schuster this year. She lives in Berlin.
is a poet and musician who has been deaf since childhood. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Independent on Sunday and the Poetry Review. Her books include Silence Fell (2007) and Night Journey (2008).
is a Scottish writer, artist and photographer. She has been car-jacked in Barcelona, lost in the Alps, and harassed by fake police in Cuba, but still loves the adventurer’s life. She is based in Spain.
is a novelist and writer. From 2008 to 2010, he helped run the My Life Is a Story campaign for UNESCO to raise awareness about street children. He edited Outsiders (2013), a collection by Italian authors.
OBE is a psychiatrist, aid worker and writer with experience in conflict and disaster settings. Her latest book is Then They Started Shooting (2013). She is now working on a memoir, Outside the Asylum.
is a journalist, author and public speaker. A columnist for the Santa Barbara Independent, her work has also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor among others. She is the author of Undecided (2011).
wrote Out Of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication: A Natural History of Human Emotions and the forthcoming In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling. He also writes on food.