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Conor is a science journalist and editor with a PhD in Earth Science. He is a regular contributor at The Irish Times, and has also written for Nature, Scientific American, Science, New Scientist, Cosmos, The Ecologist, Ars Technica, The Daily Beast, Horizon and The Sunday Times, amongst others.

He writes mostly on Earth science – particularly oceanography and climate – but has increasingly involved himself in writing about physics, mathematics, space and philosophy. During his career as a researcher he co-authored on a scientific paper published in Nature.

Conor is also the founding editor of the Wide Orbits community for Ideas, Issues, and Culture (, and the PurcellProof editing service ( In addition to his work in journalism, he is a private tutor and musician.

Twitter: @ConorPPurcell

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