Anthony King

Anthony King

Anthony King is a freelance science journalist based in Dublin, Ireland, who contributes to The Scientist. He reports on a variety of topics in chemical and biological sciences, as well as science policy and health. His articles have appeared in Nature, Science, Cell, Chemistry World, New Scientist, the Irish Times, EMBO Reports, Chemistry & Industry, and more. He is President of the Irish Science & Technology Journalists Association. 

Articles by Anthony King
An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
Anthony King | May 4, 2020
Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19.
Possible Biological Explanations for Kids’ Escape from COVID-19
Possible Biological Explanations for Kids’ Escape from COVID-19
Anthony King | Mar 16, 2020
Infected children may harbor SARS-CoV-2 while showing less-severe symptoms than adults. Their young immune systems, ACE2 receptor levels, and even exposure to other coronaviruses might play a role in their resilience.
Trees Tested as Pollutant Traps
Trees Tested as Pollutant Traps
Anthony King | May 28, 2019
Silver birch, elder, and yew win out in an experiment to see which species best capture the tiny particles from diesel pollution.
An Algorithm to Predict the Age of Your Lab Mice
An Algorithm to Predict the Age of Your Lab Mice
Anthony King | Jan 31, 2019
Researchers develop an app that can estimate the biological age of a rodent from its mug shot—and could give a boost to the science of human aging in the process.
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Anthony King | Dec 17, 2018
A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.