E. L. Young is an award-winning science journalist and writer, who currently works in Sydney as the Editor for New Scientist magazine. She loves her job and having the chance to find out about the latest science and technology. She likes living in different places. In Cairo she lived for a while in a grand apartment that was plagued with indestructible cockroaches and spent most of her time outside. In Sydney she spends her spare time sailing, swimming and learning Italian.