James Riley Rising Ape science communicationHead of Development After attending a series of dreary science talks, James realised something had to change. Luckily he had a group of friends who shared his passions, dreams and hopes; people who could seriously revolutionise the way science and other ideas are communicated. Anyway, none of those guys were available so he got stuck with this lot.

As an editor, James loves to consciously miss the odd spelling mstake just to keep everyone on their toes. Although this rarely gets noticed, it does humour the Rising Ape. Aside from whimsical grammar vandalism his other interests include genetics, cricket, cookery and pondering the likelihood of free will. Contrary to established philosophical thought, James has come to the conclusion that will isn’t free at all, it’s actually quite expensive.

Favourite article: ‘A Nation of Racist Dwarfs’ – Christopher Hitchens, Slate