Presenters/Jim Giles

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Jim Giles

Jim Giles is a news and features editor for Nature magazine, and author of the much-discussed Nature News article which compared some of the scientific content of Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia, and found that the two encyclopedias were comparable in accuracy [1]. Giles has worked as a news reporter at Nature for three years and spent two years as an editor beforehand. He writes "about anything that comes my way, but tend to focus on topics where science overlaps with political, environmental or social factors." Before joining Nature Giles developed exhibitions for the Science Museum in London and studied for degrees in neuroscience and physics.