Alex Riley
Research assistant, Natural History Museum

Alex Riley is a freelance science writer whose work has appeared in Nautilus, the BBC, NOVA Next, Hakai Magazine, and New Scientist. He lives in London.

Written by Alex Riley

Essay/
Palaeontology
What say you, dinosaur?

Did Neanderthals speak? Did dinosaurs roar? And when did birds begin to sing? The soundscape of deep time is coming back

Alex Riley

Essay/
Evolution
Sexy beasts

Male flamboyance does more than ruffle a few feathers – it helps the female choose a mate in top metabolic health

Alex Riley

Essay/
Biology
Suspended animation

How a 500-year experiment to revive dormant microbes could reveal the secrets to cheating time

Alex Riley