Martha is a freelance science and health journalist based in London. She studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge and then needed to debrief, so she stayed on for a Master’s in the history and philosophy of science, graduating in 2013.
Since then, her news stories, features and podcasts have appeared on BBC Earth, BBC Britain, Chemistry World, The Naked Scientists and Australian Broadcasting Corporation services, among others.
She’s also done stints working in film and on documentaries in the UK and Italy. She believes there are valuable life skills to be gained from deciphering fuzzy Italian over a walkie-talkie while running around a set in a shoe shop in Rome. Her interests within science are broad, but she has been known to get particularly animated when talking about medical and scientific ethics.
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Organisms might be quantum machines
Few of us really understand the weird world of quantum physics – but our bodies might take advantage of quantum properties.
Flibanserin was touted to be Viagra for women. Martha Henriques explains why it failed to live up to the hype.
Does burnt toast cause cancer? Martha Henriques weighs up whether a compound found in charred food deserves its poor reputation.
The impossible ice caves that stay frozen through summer
Even when temperatures climb into the high teens, ice caves a few metres below ground remain frozen solid.