About Spalpeen

Spalpeen is written and edited by Conrad Quilty-Harper, an award-winning digital editor. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram or send him an email.

Conrad is the digital editor at New Scientist, and previously he was the editor of GQ.co.uk, the Daily Mirror experimental digital start-up Ampp3d and the Interactive News Editor of the Daily Telegraph.

He started his career as a journalist at Joystiq.com and Engadget.com, two of the first commercially focused weblogs under Weblogs, Inc., which was eventually sold to AOL. He later went to work at Mahalo.com, a Sequoia and Elon Musk backed start-up in Santa Monica, California.

Read a selection of Conrad’s favourite stories below

New Scientist: daily covid-19 news update published every week day since the start of the pandemic

New Scientist: Awkward truths about Boris Johnson’s praise for UK science and tech

New Scientist: James Lovelock says artificial intelligence is the start of new life

GQ: Why your next car will be electric

GQ: The future of first class travel

GQ: Why Mark Ronson is the Most Stylish Man of the Year

Mirror: Spurious statistics: Amazing charts which show figures can prove anything

Telegraph: 10 ways data is changing the way we live