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Freelance journalist David Derbyshire has been writing for British newspapers since 1993.
Here is a selection from the archives.
Daily Mail: 'As doctors warn it can cause a dangerous reaction with a host of common drugs - the truth about grapefruit.' 29/11/12.
Daily Mail: 'Taking a shower rather than a bath to save energy? It might be money down the drain.' 28/11/12.
Daily Mail: 'Why don't cars have spare tyres any more?' 07/11/12.
Sunday Times: 'Think you were perfect Dad? I'll show you.' 04/11/12.
Daily Mail: 'Of course I can talk! Shame you're too dim to understand. After a beluga whale outstands its keepers by speaking like a human, why your pet may be far chattier than you ever imagined.' 24/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'Lazarus Syndrome: how waking from the dead is more common than you might think.' 17/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'Analysis: The French are a law unto themselves.' 13/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'Now there's more ice at the South Pole than ever.' 12/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'Groomed for stardom... the catwalk canines.' 10/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'But Mum I don't need a bath! Orphan ape Mr Bernie, two, does all he can to avoid getting his fur wet.' 28/09/12.
Daily Mail: 'Thought these floods were bad? Here's why it will only get worse.' 27/09/12.
The Sunday Times: 'Turn out the lights, Isle of Wight.' 23/09/12.
Daily Mail: 'Beware of the cat. Scientists say 1,000 people are day are being infected by a terrifying feline parasite.' 05/09/12.
Daily Mail: 'Mountains of Mars. Bleak grandeur of the Red Planet is captured by Nasa's £1.6 billion robot.' 28/08/12.
Daily Mail: 'Time to ration your rashers! Can't resist a bacon sandwich? When you've read what's really in it, you may have second thoughts.' 20/08/12.
The Times Eureka magazine: 'A Gold Medal for Convenience: The Science of Crowd Dynamics.' 02/08/12.
Daily Mail: 'So what ingredients really go into a hot dog? Read on and you may never want to eat a frankfurter again.' 19/07/12.
Daily Mail: 'Invasion of the slugs.' 03/07/12.
Land Business: 'Is this the wettest drought on record?' Spring/Summer.
The Times: 'Brain scans prove we're crazy in love.' 16/06/12.
The Times: 'Green fingers need only tap and app for some earthy facts.' 15/06/12.
Reader's Digest (Europe) June 2012 'Green Heroes'
'Plus de petrole mais des idees!' (France)
'Zeleni junaki.' (Slovenia)
'Eco heroes' (Spain)
'Grüne Helden' (Germany)
Reader's Digest (Europe) June 2012 'Green Gadgets'
'Energia para Todos' (Portugal)
'Power to the People' (India)
'Recharger vos batteries.' (France)
'Energia dla ludzi' (Poland)
Daily Mail: 'Why 2012 is set to be one of the worst years ever for hayfever.' 03/05/12.
Daily Mail: 'Moths on the munch? Put your woollies in the freezer and other tips to get rid of pests.' 25/04/12.
Daily Mail: 'Want sweet dreams? Now there's an app for that.' 10/04/12.
Daily Mail: 'Hosepipe ban leaves customers baffled.' 30/03/12.
Sunday Times: 'Cut the volts for shock savings.' 25/03/12.
Daily Mail: 'How do you treat a gorilla with a gunshot wound? (Answer: very, very carefully!). 15/03/12
Daily Mail: 'Dying for a sausage? As yet another study says too much red meat could kill us, the truth is you don't need to give up that juicy steak completely.' 14/03/12
Sunday Times: 'King Goes Bananas for Fair Trade.' 04/03/12
Daily Mail: 'The Drought Divide: The North West of Britain is awash with water. But unless it rains for six weeks, the East is in for a long, thirsty summer.' 21/02/12
Sunday Times: 'Fill it up on premium seaweed: researchers are looking to turn sugars found in marine crops into biofuel.' 12/02/12
Daily Mail: 'Oh do put it away Simon. (The chest hair that is... you only flash it to prove you're a dominant male.)' 07/02/12
Daily Mail: 'Half a million street lights go out in Blackout Britain - councils blames cuts as steets are left in darkness.' 06/02/12
Daily Mail: 'As scientists learn how to translate brainwaves into words...Could a machine read your innermost thoughts?' 02/02/12.
Daily Mail: 'How a room full of flowers can help romance blossom.' 20/01/12.
Daily Mail: 'So what DID cause the Costa Concordia to hit the rocks?' 16/01/12.
Sunday Times: 'One has gone green. But the company behind the hydropower for Windsor Castle has put new projects on hold.' 15/01/12.
Daily Mail: 'I wanna be like you: Kanzi, the ape was HAS learned the secret of man's red fire.' 30/12/11.
Sunday Times: 'Thousands at risk of turbine hum.' 12/12/11.
Daily Mail: 'Power showers, garden sprinklers and why most of the water we use goes down the drain. ' 28/11/11.
Sunday Times Business: 'Durban Climate Talks: Show us the way to grow green.' 27/11/11
Daily Mail: 'That's what you call sealing love with a kiss. Touching interaction of seal pups and mums at nursery for 1,000 births.' 26/11/11
Daily Express: 'Second hand Britain is booming.' 17/11/11
Daily Mail: 'Spring in November? Has nature ever been this topsy turvey?' 15/11/11
The Guardian: 'Pituitary glands grown from mouse embryonic stem cells.' 09/11/11
The Guardian: 'Switch to Central European Time could boost children's physical activity.' 09/11/11
Observer: 'We are what our mums ate.' 06/11/11
Daily Mail: 'Silly Billies: Why would nine goats climb a tree?' 04/11/11
Observer: 'Europe's opposition to GM crops is 'arrogant hypocrisy', Kenyan scientist warns.' 23/10/11
Daily Mail: 'The Great Shower Gel Con' 13/10/11
Daily Mail: 'The end of the conker?' 10/10/11
Sunday Times: 'Thorium: Thor forges safer nuclear power.' 9/10/11
Daily Mail: 'Graphene: The wonder stuff that could change the world.' 6/10/11
Daily Mail: 'Is time running out for GMT?' 4/10/11
Daily Mail: 'The woman who never forgets anything: is hyperthymesia a curse or blessing?' 3/10/11
The Guardian: 'Woeful 2011 for blackberry crop.' 29/09/11
Daily Mail: 'The real stag nights: As female deer gather for their one day of sex a year, no wonder the stags are going a bit crazy.' 29/09/11
Sunday Times: 'There's gold in that there dust: how precious metals are being extracted from UK road sweepings.' 25/09/11
Sunday Times Business: 'The streets are paved with platinum'. 25/09/11
Daily Mail: 'Will a vast gas field turn Blackpool into the Dallas of the North? Or will tapping into this precious resource cause earthquakes and poison the water in your tap?' 23/09/11
Daily Express: 'Poor men, they really do suffer more when they're ill.' 19/09/11
Daily Mail: 'A washout summer but huge swathes of Britain are still officially in drought.' 17/09/11
Daily Mail: 'Moth invasion could kill off our horse chestnuts in 20 years as they spread to every county in England.' 10/09/11
Daily Star Sunday: 'Eight out of 10 men would have sex with a stranger, psychologist finds.' 4/09/11
Daily Mail: 'Harry Potter time-freezing binoculars that offer instant action replays.' 19/08/11
Daily Mail 2007 - 2011
'Beware Planet of the Apes experiments, warn scientists.' July 22nd 2011.
Travel: 'Five Go Glamping. Luxury tents and free-range fy ups at Feather Down.' May 26th 2011.
'Home Sweet Home, 8,500BC. Oldest house in Britain is unearthed,' August 11th 2010.
'Our paradise lost: revealed, the 492 native species driven to extinction,' March 11th 2010
'Bluehenge unearthed: Scientists uncover Stonehenge's little sister.' October 3rd 2009.
'Prince Charles declares war on grey squirrels to save our native reds.' June 4th 2009.
Welcome to Thanet Earth: the biggest greenhouse in Britain.' June 12 2008.
'Life on Mars? Crystal clear images which give us our best ever view of the red planet.' May 27th 2008.
'Starmageddon: As thousands of starfish wash up on our beaches, just what IS destroying one of nature's little marvels?' March 20th 2008.
'Jodrell Bank telescope could close to save Government £2.7 million a year.' March 7th 2008.
'Banish the Bags: The Mail launches a campaign to clean up the country and the planet.' February 27th 2008.
'Return of the blackout: crime fear as councils turn off street lights to save planet.' February 11th 2008.
'Inside the transplant tourist trade: the desperate men of One Kidney Island.' December 4th 2007.
'Spot the invader! British ladybirds under threat by rival harlequin breed.' November 9th 2007.
'10,000 year-old mummified mammoth is the most perfect ever discovered.' July 11th 2007
'How children lost the right to roam in four generations.' June 15th 2007.
Consumer Affairs, The Daily Telegraph 2004 - 2007
'Introducing Twitter - proof that cyberspace is the home of twitterers.' March 27 2007.
'Pot of Tea? That'll be £20.' February 21st 2007.
'Christmas is no longer in the shop window.' December 7th 2006
'Nintendo Wii - the can't have Christmas gadget.' November 25th 2006.
'Peter Gabriel unveils software that knows your musical tastes,' October 27th 2006.
'The world raises its glass to England's winemakers.' July 21st 2006.
'Mark Gatiss on new Doctor Who.' March 19th 2005.
'The 10 ugliest cars.' October 12, 2005.
'Crumbs! Why can't toasters make good toast?' August 4th 2005.
'Xbox 360 vs PlayStation3: Let the battle commence.' May 18th 2005.
'They have ways of making you spend: the psychological tricks used by shops.' December 31st 2004
Science and Medicine, The Daily Telegraph 2001 - 2004
'Reagan's admission has done the power of good for Alzheimer's research.' June 7th 2004.
'Do scientific laws underpine our appreciation of paintings?' February 24th 2004.
'Proof of global warming or just hot air?' February 7th 2004.
'In the rush to protect children, doctors use junk science,.' December 13th 2003.
'Visions of Science Photography Awards 2003.' September 24th 2003
'Archaeologists discover Roman high street in Northamptonshire.' May 12th 2003.
'Henry VIIII stamped out Industrial Revolution.' June 21st, 2002.
'Did Shakespeare seek inspiration in Cocaine?' March 8th 2001.
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